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Tesla STEM students create plans to improve hearing aids, create foot prosthetics and more for Internet Science and Technology Fair (ISTF)


Students at Tesla STEM High School competed in the Internet Science and Technology Fair (ISTF), sponsored by the University of Central Florida’s College of Engineering and Computer Science. For ISTF, student teams work from October through February to use science inquiry and technology tools to research real world problems. As a team, students use content guidelines based on national science content standards and learn to collaborate as they communicate with their team members and teachers. They work with a practicing scientist or engineer who acts as the team's online technical advisor. At the end of February, each team publishes their research findings in a webpage format.  Their projects are then evaluated during preliminary and final rounds of online judging with other teams from the United States and schools in participating countries.

Student teams that receive the highest scores from the national judges receive Meritorious Achievement Awards certificates from the director of the ISTF program. The second highest honor is the Honorable Mention Award, followed by the Finalist Award. Here are the winners from Tesla STEM: