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2017 State Science Fair Highlights and Changes

  • 2017 PROJECT QUOTAS FOR SCHOOLS–, 10 Middle School; and 15 High School
  • SATURDAY AWARDS CEREMONIES– Finalist and Special Awards Ceremonies will be on Saturday, March 18.
  • SCHOOL GROUP VISITS– Sorry, no school group visits this year.
  • PUBLIC VIEWING– The Fair will be open for public viewing on Thursday, March 16, 2:00 pm to 7:30 pm
  • TOP TWO HIGH SCHOOL LIFE SCIENCES & PHYSICAL SCIENCES– The top four winning high school projects, individual or team, will compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
  • ALEXION BIOTECHNOLOGY AWARDS– The top winning high school project, individual or team, will compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
  • URBAN SCHOOL CHALLENGE– The top winning public high school project, from eligible city schools will compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. The top placing 8th grade project will complete at the GENIUS Olympiad.
  • NINE SPECIAL CATEGORIES– Biotechnology, Alternative/Renewable Energy, Applied Technology, Computer Science, Engineering, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Future Sustainability, and Sustainable Resources and Practices.
  • $175,000 IN AWARDS– More than 400 awards will be presented by the Fair and its Grant and Special Award Sponsors.
  • INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS–Seven top winning high school projects  will compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Los Angeles in May. Two high school projects will be selected to compete at the I-SWEEEP  International Future Sustainability Competition in Houston in May. High school finalists and one 8th grade project will be awarded opportunities to compete at the GENIUS Olympiad, Oswego, NY in June.
  • BROADCOM MASTERS– Top winning middle school students in all categories will be given invitations to compete in this national completion.
  • WORKSHOPS– Check our workshop page for Fall and Winter workshops.