Some of Today's Brightest Students
Jackson EMC is a major sponsor of the Gwinnett County and Northeast Georgia Regional Science & Engineering Fairs (RSEF). Being an engineering-driven organization, the cooperative sponsors these fairs to reach thousands of students in our service territory who are interested in careers in engineering, information technology and electricity.
The RSEF provides middle and high school students an opportunity to learn how to isolate and solve problems within the framework of organized, logical thought in the biological and physical sciences. The RSEF also gives students the opportunity to exhibit research projects.
Students get project ideas from interests, hobbies or problems they feel need solving. At the fairs, their work is judged by educators, engineers and scientists who look for an attractive and functional presentation. Judges also consider the basic understanding the students have of their research and how their project might be used for the betterment of society.
This pre-college program allows students to succeed and to flourish in an increasingly complex and highly technical world by becoming problem solvers, critical thinkers, inquirers, reflective learners, and more productive and influential members of their communities.
Top presentations from all regional fairs advance to the Georgia Science & Engineering Fair, competing for money, awards and prizes during the annual regional and state fairs.
Jackson EMC sponsored students and their projects at the regional levels which provide opportunities to reach Georgia and International Science & Engineering Fair affiliations, the premier global science competitions for students in grades 6-12.
2013 Northeast Georgia Regional Science & Engineering Fair
Nearly 150 middle and high school students from Barrow, Clarke, Hall, Jackson, Madison and Oglethorpe counties participated in the annual Northeast Georgia Regional Science & Engineering Fair, (NEGA RSEF) held 2/8 at Athens Technical College.
Winning students from science fairs at public schools, private schools and homeschools who reside in the Northeast Georgia Region are eligible to compete in the regional fair.
“We had several new districts participating this year, indicating strong interest in the sciences in the region,” says Fair Director Amy Abrahamsen of Athens Technical College. She adds, “Pursuing a higher education in science pays off in higher salaries and more opportunities in the growing sector of technical skills based jobs.”
The Northeast Georgia Regional senior division grand prize award-winning project advanced to state and ISEF. The project, Using Head Motion to Control Computer Mouse, was completed by Chuanbo Pan, student at North Oconee High School. The junior division award winners were Lauren and Linsey Chen, Hilsman Middle School, Clarke County.
Jack Schramski, Cedar Shoals High School, won the Independent Scientist Award, Senior Division. This award is given to a student who has done exceptional creative research while using resources they’ve located completely on their own, not working through an outside agency such as a research company or educational institution.
2013 Gwinnett County Regional Science & Engineering Fair
Gwinnett County Public School’s (GCPS) 2/22 event continued to celebrate student excellence in Science and Engineering for the 35th straight year.
With more than 700 GCPS projects in this year’s regional fair, the Gwinnett Regional Fair (GCRSEF) celebrated the largest level of participation in the fair’s history, featuring the work of 1,029 K-12 students from public, private schools and local home-school students in Gwinnett County.
Sixty-one Gwinnett student’s projects, from 25 different Gwinnett middle and high schools, advanced and competed against the best young scientists and engineers in the state at the Georgia Science & Engineering Fair (GSEF) in Athens, Ga.
The following schools were represented at GSEF 2013: Bay Creek Middle; Creekland Middle; Crews Middle; Five Forks Middle; Hull Middle; Lanier Middle; McConnell Middle; Richards Middle; Shiloh Middle; Trickum Middle; Twin Rivers; Brookwood High; Central Gwinnett High; Collins Hill High; Dacula High; Duluth High; Grayson High; Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology; Meadowcreek High; Mill Creek High; Mountain View High; Norcross High; Parkview High; and Peachtree Ridge High.
The top three projects at the Gwinnett Regional Fair were awarded the Grand Prize and advanced to state and Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). These projects were completed by Aprotim Bhowmik, Parkview High School; William Jin at Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology; and Sergio Parra, Mill Creek High School.
The Gwinnett Regional Fair is one of the largest Science and Engineering Fairs in Georgia.
By supporting the Northeast Georgia and Gwinnett County Regional Science & Engineering Fairs, Jackson EMC actively promotes the development of stronger scientific, technological and engineering education.
For more information, contact Amy Abrahamsen, NEGA RSEF Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jonathon Wetherington, Gwinnett County RSEF, at email@example.com. For GSEF and ISEF information and results, visit www.georgiacenter.uga.edu/gsef.
Congratulations to all the students representing northeast Georgia!