NORASIST News


NORASIST participates annually in
The Northeastern Ohio Science and Engineering Fair (NEOSEF)
by having several of our members serve as Special Judges
in the category of Information Science and Technology.

Established in 1953, the Northeastern Ohio Science and Engineering Fair (NEOSEF) is a non-profit, all volunteer organization, whose goal is to get young adults interested in science and engineering by participating in a science and engineering competition. The Fair has been held every year since 1954 and is affiliated with the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).

This year, Penny O'Connor and Sue Fensore served as Special Judges at NEOSEF on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at Cleveland State University.

Congratulations to Scott Hulver,
NORASIST's first place winner,
and also the recipient of a $75 award from NORASIST!


Graham Lynch and Jack Kenyon
each received certificates of high honor from NORASIST.

Scott Hulver's project, "Polycards," incorporated a smart phone and an index-card-like approach to studying multiple properties of chemical elements or attributes of French verbs, e.g., by doing his own computer programming.

Graham Lynch's project, "Adaptive software interfaces: Streamlining productivity by modifying computer interaction," highlighted Graham's extensive computer programming abilities, and his fascination with HCI (Human-Computer Interaction).

Jack Kenyon's project was entitled "The effect of familiarity of a target in a visual search" and incorporated ideas related to known-item search vs. open-ended search. Sue suggested to Jack that he might want to also take a look at the book
"Search Patterns" by Peter Morville and Jeffery Callender.

Complete list of Science Fair winners

Thank you to all of the students for your hard work,
as well as for discussing your projects with us!!!

A big thank you to all of the NEOSEF volunteers for organizing such a great event!!!

Looking forward to next year!!!

Photos coming soon!!!


Webmaster: Sue Fensore (sfensore at kent dot edu)
Last updated April 3, 2011