The Connecticut Science and Engineering Fair will be back in 2021.  We are currently planning a virtual fair.   School registration will be posted shortly followed by student registration.  We recognize the challenges many schools currently face.  We are lowering our project registration from $45 to $35 per project for 2021.


Schools must register for the Connecticut Science and Engineering Fair by October 30, 2021.  Please use the tab above or THIS link to register your school.   School registration should be completed by an authorized faculty or staff member. Students should not complete school registration.  Schools register for “slots” at the Fair.  Once a school is registered, individual students can register their projects in “Project Registration.”  Schools make the determination as to which students and projects attend the Fair.  Please note that Project Registration is currently closed.    

THANK YOU! 3/11/20

A message from the Fair Director:
Never would we have imagined the events that led us to cancel the Connecticut Science and Engineering Fair and change to a Virtual format.  We made the decision Saturday night and have been completely humbled by the community effort to make this event a success.  When I say community, I am referring to the teachers, parents, judges, volunteers, and our dedicated Board who all pulled together to make a special event for the students of Connecticut.  While there were several hiccups, the conceptual idea came to amazing fruition this week.  From uploaded posters to on-line interviews that sometimes had up to 20 judges in one room – we demonstrated the promise of our youth and a dedicated science and engineering community.  Kudos to all!  Sincerely, Frank LaBanca, Fair Director

2020 Fair Results

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About the Fair

The Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair is a yearly, statewide science and engineering fair open to all 7th through 12th grade students residing, or enrolled, in Connecticut schools and Fishers Island. An important objective of our program is to attract young people to careers in science and engineering while developing skills essential to critical thinking. Through science fair participation, students are encouraged to pursue independent work using proper research methods.


120 schools and regional fairs send students to the CSEF. These students compete for the 600 available spaces at the state fair.

The Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair is supported by academic and industrial organizations throughout the state. We are a volunteer organization, with funds directed to student awards, fair operations, workshops and educational presentations.

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