Help The CSF

The Connecticut Science Fair completed its 71st year of service to the youth of Connecticut in 2019. This program is the result of the generosity of the more than 100 local corporations, government and nonprofit organizations that present over 300 awards each year to provide the valuable recognition and encouragement these students deserve for their efforts.

The fair depends on financial support and our volunteers. Please consider a Corporate Sponsorship, Individual Donation, or Volunteering

Our activity directs all funds towards fair operation, student awards, and all expense paid trips to the International Science and Engineering Fair, ISEF. It is entirely staffed by volunteers.

Recent Accomplishments

  • More than 5,000 projects were developed by Connecticut 7th through 12th grade students In competitions leading to our fair.
  • 531 students from 105 schools and regional/city fairs competed at our four day state fair held at Quinnipiac University. 300 scientists, engineers, and educators served as judges.
  • 387 awards having a total value of greater than $225,000 were given at the state fair by CSEF and 106 organizations affiliated with our special awards program.
  • Six CSEF students were sponsored to compete at GENIUS Olympiad, Oswego, NY.
  • 13 Fair Category Awards were made possible by corporate grants.
  • Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair seven top winning projects compete at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair