Students show off STEM skills at science and engineering fair

Posted at: 03/22/2014 3:01 PM
Updated at: 03/23/2014 8:41 AM
By: Dan Bazile

After months of research, building and writing codes, it was time to show it all off in what some consider the super bowl for young students who are interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

The Greater Capital Region Science & Engineering Fair brought together kids in grade 6 through 12 from all over the Capital Region. Their projects ranged from animal sciences to physics and astronomy.

Shaker High School 11th grader Gili Rusak wanted to teach young kids about computer science, so she created an app for that.

Her codester app is already available for the Android market. She says it gives kids a positive exposure to computer science.

Scotia-Glenville High School junior John Dean has created a new kind of lens. He says his double liquid lens is good for surveillance applications because it allows a camera to focus on two different things at once.

Organizers say all sorts of important research has come out of science fairs like this. All the students are encouraged to pursue careers in STEM. And in the Capital Region, they don't have to go far for a job.