The safety of all of our participants is our primary concern.  Based on the most recent information we have regarding COVID-19, we have elected to suspend our planned distribution of trophies and plaques.  We will continue to process awards checks.  When we have better information regarding an appropriate time, we will arrange a pickup location.  We appreciate your patience.

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

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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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