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2023 State Science Fair Highlights and Changes

  • 2023 PROJECT QUOTAS FOR SCHOOLS–10 Middle School and 15 High School. Exceptions granted for special circumstances
  • SATURDAY AWARDS CEREMONIES–Saturday, March 18 (In Person) –  Separate Middle and High School Finalist Awards Ceremonies.  Special Awards Ceremony held between the two Finalist Awards Ceremonies.
  • PUBLIC VIEWING–An online portal will be made available to view the work of Connecticut’s students.
  • VIRTUAL PRELIMINARY JUDGING–All students will be interviewed virtually during the preliminary round.
  • IN PERSON FINALIST JUDGING–The top 20% of projects will be invited to participate in finalist judging. (Vaccination Record required.)
  • ELEVEN SPECIAL CATEGORIES–Biotechnology, Alternative/Renewable Energy, Applied Technology, Computer Science, Engineering, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Future Sustainability, Technical High Schools, Women in Science and Engineering and Bioinformatics/Computational Sciences.
  • Over $500,000 IN AWARDS– More than 400 awards will be presented by the Fair and its Category and Special Award Sponsors.
  • INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS–Seven top placing high school projects will compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), in May. High school finalists and one 8th grade project will be awarded opportunities to compete at the GENIUS Olympiad in June.
  • BROADCOM MASTERS – Top placing middle school students in all categories will be given invitations to compete in this national competition.
  • E-LEARNING PLATFORM –  Fall and winter workshops are available for teachers and students.