Students are the future of our field, and so outreach has been at the heart of the mission of our chapter. In keeping with the strong tradition of supporting young scientists and engineers, the Brandywine Valley Chapter has recognized excellence in Materials Science research at a wide range of levels. Participation from our BVC members and sponsors makes the presentation of these awards possible, and we wish to thank you all for your continued support!
The Delaware Science Olympiad is currently looking for volunteers and sponsors for its 2018 events! Anyone interested helping out is encouraged to visit their website.
2017 New Castle County Science Fair
Despite some inclement weather, several BVC members turned out to help with the judging of the 22nd annual New Castle County Science Fair. Since 2008, Chapter members have assisted in judging science fair projects in general categories such as physics, chemistry, and mathematics, as well as a for a special ASM-BVC Materials Science award for “showing interest and expertise required for pursuit of a career in Materials Science and Engineering”. This event is a terrific way for aspiring young scientists to meet industry leaders and gain recognition for their hard work. Overall winners in their respective categories are invited to attend the regional Delaware Valley Science Fair in Philadelphia; those winners receiving an invitation to attend the International Fair. There was an impressive number of students who participated in this event, and we look forward to continuing or involvement with this event in the future!
2017 C. Ernest Birchenall Best Student Paper Award