Fairs and Competitions
- GENIUS Olympiad – Three top placing CSEF projects receive expense-paid opportunities to compete in this international competition hosted by the State University of New York, Oswego in June.
- I-SWEEEP International Sustainable World – 3 top projects in energy and sustainability receive all expense-paid trips to compete at I-SWEEEP in Houston, Texas.
- Intel Science Talent Search is the nation’s most prestigious science research competition for high school seniors. STS is open for U.S. students who will be in their last year of secondary school in November.
- ISEF Intel International Science & Engineering Fair – CSEF’s six top winning projects receive all-expense paid trips to compete at this premier international competition.
- National Center for Women & IT – High School Young Women Awards The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing honors young women at the high-school level for their computing-related achievements and interests. Awardees are selected for their computing and IT aptitude, leadership ability, academic history, and plans for
- Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology is open to high school students with individual or team research projects. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $100,000. Competition submission deadline is Sept. 30.
- Southern Connecticut Invitational Science & Engineering Fair The Fair is an exposition showcasing the projects of students from schools in Darien, Greenwich, Westport, and Woodbridge. Students compete with a research proposal or a completed project, in one of four categories: Health/Behavior/Physical/Environment
- WWW Virtual Library: Science Fairs An attempt to provide a single comprehensive list of every science fair accessible through the world wide web
- Young Minds Awards This is a global competition open to middle and high school levels as well as college students at the undergraduate level. Open to projects showcasing design engineering and research and development excellence and presentations in 5 categories.
- Open Office office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It can read and write files from other common office software packages.
- Picasa easy to use desktop software to organize and edit digital photos
Just for Fun
- Soda Constructor For aspiring mechanical engineers. Using simple on-line software that simulates masses and springs, build a machine that walks, crawls (well, you be the judge and the designer)
- ISEF: Get Started comprehensive student and teacher checklist, advice, and resources
- Kids Online Resources has an excellent science project resource page with links to great sites
- Lots of Science Project Ideas Links Collection of links to science project idea websites, classroom activities and reference materials.
- Make: Magazine for DIY Technology MAKE Magazine brings the do-it-yourself mindset to all the technology in your life. MAKE is loaded with exciting projects that help you make the most of your technology. We celebrate your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your own will.
- Science Buddies Science fair project ideas, answers, and tools for serious students
- Science Fair Central Project ideas for K-12. Nicely set up for searching by age and category. The ads are a little annoying.
- TryScience Features virtual field trips, virtual experiments and other interactive activities supplied by science centers around the world.
- The Feynman Lectures on Physics The Feynman Lectures of Physics are now available on-line. No need to buy the expensive three volume set. Thank you Caltech and and The Feynman Lectures Website.