Sample Projects

A selection of sample projects from the 2015-2016 competition cycle are below. Inclusion does not reflect scores or results, but highlights variety in terms of exploration choices and topics. Students who participate in the NSF/NSTA Bright Schools Competition retain rights to all ideas and products generated through their participation in the program.

The Circadian RSM Team

School: West Middle School
Rochester Hills, Michigan

Photo Left to Right: Coach Justin Carmichael, Stephanie Wei, Rohit Mital, Maxine Koos, School Principal Michael Dillon
Project: View PDF
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGF0C-qIkQQ
 

The Dark Side Team

School: Hyde Park Middle School
Las Vegas, Nevada

Photo Left to Right: Katelyn Phan, Riana Mission, Kaitlyn Wang, and Chloe Kim and Coach Robin Hill
Project: View PDF
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4pEQOQgUuw
 

Solarium for Your Cranium Team

School: Savannah Middle School
Savannah, Missouri

Photo Left to Right: Coach Danielle Owens, Grace Allen, Maya Burnsides, & Emily O’Neal
Project: View PDF
Video: No video available
 

Hospital Lighting and Sleep Team

School: Lynbrook Middle School
Lynbrook, New York

Photo Left to Right: Elena Grajales, Arpie Bakhshian, Natalie Cardoso, Coach Kathy Novak
Project: View PDF
Video: No video available
 

Autism and Sleep Team

School: Decatur Middle School
Indianapolis, Indiana

Photo Left to Right: Jaiveer Dutta, Mariam Bryant, Kelechi Offor, Coach Kristen Bruna
Project: View PDF
Video: http://www.wideo.co/view/12742171454523764816-bright-schools-competition-viedo
 

Effects of Classroom Lighting Team

School: Arcola Intermediate School
Eagleville, Pennsylvania

Photo Left to Right: Ashley Uppani, Shreya Patil, Katherine O'Connor, and Coach Dr. Heather Ford
Project: View PDF
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgvVB55-8yA
 

The Effect of Artificial Light Team

School: W.L. Chenery Middle School
Belmont, Massachusetts

Photo Left to Right: Aarya Tav shikar, Yanzhe Xu, Ethan Jin, Coach Rebecca Green
Project: View PDF
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFV_U5LoDI4