NECBB Attends 2019 MSEF
Two New England Cord Blood Bank staff members volunteered earlier this month for the MA State Science and Engineering Fair (MSEF). The fair, which celebrated its 70th anniversary this year, took place May 2-4, 2019 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
More than 300 student exhibitors presented their work in one of ten categories, including Behavioral Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computers, Earth and Space Science, Engineering, Environmental Science, Mathematics, and Physics and Electronics.
Matthew Wilgo, a Cell Biology Scientist and Rebecca Gagnon, a Laboratory Technician with the New England Cord Blood Bank both served as judges. Wilgo, a judge for nearly two decades, shares his excitement about the the MSEF:
MA State Science and Engineering Fair
Over the course of its 70-year history the MSEF has engaged more than 36,000 volunteer STEM professionals to advise and mentor student scientists, and serve as judges. In addition, the MSEF has awarded more than $20 million in scholarships, internships and prizes. More than 300 students were invited to exhibit their work, but throughout the year, the MSEF partnered with more than 200 schools and 70,000 students in Massachusetts. In addition, 20 students who participated in the MSEF advanced to the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair, which took place May 12-17 in Phoenix, AZ.