Approximately 220 DeKalb County School District students exhibited projects at the 2017 DeKalb Regional Science and Engineering Fair held on February 11, 2017.

The DeKalb Regional Science and Engineering Fair is the “playoff” round before the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair. Participants applied knowledge gained from classroom instruction via their research and engineering designs in multiple categories, including (but not limited to): animal sciences, chemical and physical energy, biochemistry, chemistry, computational biology and bioinformatics, earth and environmental sciences, and many more.

Ben Wolfson (pictured left), a student from Chamblee Charter High School, discussed the improvements that he made to his embedded systems project titled, Inductive Data Transmission: An Improved System with the judges. Ben placed in the Top 10 Overall Best in Fair at the 2016 Georgia Science and Engineering Fair.

Jordan Purcell (pictured right), a student from Arabia Mountain High School, presented her research titled, Inhibiting Fear Consolidation During Chronic Stress: Implications for the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. To conduct research at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Jordan received clearance from the United States Government.

Forty projects from the DeKalb Regional Science and Engineering Fair will advance to the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair. See the regional results below.

2017 DeKalb Regional Science and Engineering Fair Winners