MEDIA ALERT- 2017 Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair, March 14-18

Posted: 9 March 2017
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Filed Under: In The News, Media Releases, Our Fair

Connecticut’s 7-12th grade Science and Engineering Competition Celebrates its 69th Year!

March 14-18, 2017

State’s Largest Science Competition to Award Nearly $170k in Prizes And Help Launch STEM Careers

HAMDEN, Conn., Mar. 8, 2017 – Students in grades seven through twelve across Connecticut are preparing for the 69th Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair (CSEF). Over 650 young scientists from 122 schools, both middle and high schools, have been working diligently on the over 560 research projects that are entered in this year’s fair. About 150 students will be selected as finalists. The finalists will present their research to nearly 300 volunteer judges from government, academia, professional societies, and industry on Thursday, March 16. They will compete for nearly $170,000 in prizes, as well as several trips to represent Connecticut at national and international competitions. Past fair winners have also been recognized by organizations including the MacArthur foundation, CT Women of Innovation, and Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics. CSEF is operated totally by volunteers and is generously hosted by Quinnipiac University at its Mount Carmel Campus in Hamden. The fair is open for public viewing on Thursday, March 16, from 1:30-8 PM.

The media is invited to see Connecticut’s young innovators in action during at the following times at 275 Mount Carmel Ave, Hamden CT:

Thursday, March 16 from 9:00am – 1:15pm: Finalist Judging Saturday, March 18 from 11:00am – 12:30pm: Awards Ceremony


Preview the Work of the 2017 Competitors

Get list of this year’s projects sorted by town and school. Review project  Abstracts

See 2017 participating schools  Get preliminary list of Fair Awards

In addition to the CSEF awards, some of the Fair’s top winners will represent Connecticut and compete for millions more in cash and scholarships at competitions including the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair, the world’s largest pre-college science fair, the International Sustainable World Engineering, Energy & Environment Project Olympiad (I-SWEEEP), GENIUS Olympiad, and the Broadcom Masters Competition.

Broadcast media interested in doing live broadcasts may contact Katherine Nuzzo at 203 843 3583 or [email protected] for arrangements.


The Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair is supported by the Connecticut business and industry community and is administered entirely by volunteers.

Connect with CSEF online using #CSEF2017

@ctsciencefair on Twitter

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