The Baltimore Science Fair was held this past weekend at Towson University. Over 100 middle school and high school students from Baltimore City, Baltimore, Carrol, Cecil, Harford, and Howard Counties participated, spending many hours on Saturday describing their work to a LOT of judges. Judges came from all over, including FDA, other NIH institutes, US Army, US Coast Guard, US Air Force, NSA, and Johns Hopkins.
Thanks to the donations of IRP staff, the our team of judges was able to give out over $500 in prizes to nine impressive young scientists.
Joining NIDA IRP representative Michelle Jobes as judges this year were 5 SDFDR Fellows: Francheska Delgado-Peraza (postdoc in the Bonci lab), Angelica Minier (postbac in the Shaham lab), Maria Ortiz (postbac in the Bonci lab), Sophie Cemaj (postbac in the Newman lab), and Richard Quintana (postbac in the Hope lab). See a photo at right. Our judges had a great time meeting the students, learning about their projects, and hearing about their future plans. Michelle, Maria and Richard returned on Sunday to present the awards. For more photos of the science fair, including the awards ceremony, please visit this link: http://www.baltimoresciencefair.org/photos-from-2018-baltumore-science-fair