As part of the challenging competition process, Raza completed a research plan, abstract, and presentation. After a first-round interview with an individual judge, she participated in a virtual interview with a large panel of esteemed judges comprised of scientists and engineers from local industrial and academic organizations. Awards were announced in a virtual ceremony on March 27, 2021.
The Nokia Bell Labs North Jersey Regional Science Fair (NJRSF) is a high school student science competition in which students, individually or in groups, present a wide variety of projects. Most of the projects are investigative in nature, posing and attempting to answer some question or problem, either through experimentation and design or in a theoretical sense. All areas of science, math, and engineering are included. The fair accepts entries from ten counties of northern New Jersey and draws top-notch competition from participating schools.