By: Richard L. Smith
Jersey City Medical Center, RWJBarnabas Health, and Liberty Science Center are on a mission to recruit over 100 judges for the 2023-2024 Hudson County STEM Showcase.This event, known as the largest science fair in the county, is a platform for students from grades 5-12 across public, private, and charter schools to exhibit their scientific and engineering prowess.
Scheduled for Monday, March 11, 2024, the STEM Showcase will take place at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Judges, selected based on their education, field of expertise, and professional experience, will assess projects in 22 diverse categories, from animal sciences to translational medical science.
Michael Prilutsky, President and CEO of Jersey City Medical Center, part of New Jersey's most extensive integrated healthcare system, emphasizes the need for volunteers passionate about STEM.
He sees the Showcase as a vital investment in Hudson County's youth, highlighting their talent and encouraging their academic and career goals.
Echoing this sentiment, Paul Hoffman, President and CEO of Liberty Science Center, takes pride in hosting the event.
The STEM Showcase is not just a competition but a celebration of young minds' curiosity and innovation.Prospective judges are invited to partake in this enriching experience, with no special training required. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Those interested in participating as judges can register through a brief online questionnaire by February 9, 2024, by clicking HERE
For more information, queries can be directed to 202324STEMShowcase@rwjbh.org.
This initiative stands as a testament to the community's commitment to fostering educational excellence in STEM.