Jersey City Medical Center, Liberty Science Center celebrate innovation at Hudson County STEM Showcase

Jersey City Medical Center, in partnership with Liberty Science Center, recently hosted the 33rd annual Hudson County STEM Showcase. More than 400 students showcased their innovative projects across various scientific and engineering disciplines, demonstrating their technical skills, creativity and critical thinking.

The event, a platform for these young innovators, highlights the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics education in fostering the next generation of scientists and engineers.

Held Monday at Liberty Science Center, the showcase presented projects across 22 categories, ranging from environmental science to advanced robotics. These projects were evaluated by a distinguished panel of judges composed of more than 150 leading scientists, engineers and educators who were impressed by the students’ ingenuity and depth of understanding.

“These budding scientists represent the bright future of science and technology. Their dedication and creativity inspire us all and underscore the importance of STEM education in solving tomorrow’s challenges,” Paul Hoffman, CEO and president of Liberty Science Center, said.

“We congratulate every participant in today’s STEM Showcase. This showcase isn’t just about celebrating achievement; it’s about fostering a culture of exploration and curiosity,” Michael Prilutsky, executive vice president, RWJBarnabas Health, president, Northeast Region, and interim president, RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group, said.

“The STEM Showcase provides a platform and pipeline for Hudson County’s future scientists and engineers to share discoveries and innovations with experienced STEM professionals who engage them with thoughtful questions and feedback,” Ivory Williams, vice president of STEM education at LSC, and the fair coordinator, said.

The winners will be announced during a special ceremony March 25. The most outstanding projects will earn their young creators top honors, including the opportunity to represent Hudson County at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles, marking their presence on the global stage of scientific inquiry.