Nearly 500 middle and high school students from throughout the state will showcase their science talent at the 2011 Connecticut Science Fair in the Burt Kahn Court on the Mount Carmel Campus.
Connecticut Science Fair is a charter member of the International Science and Engineering Fair, an activity of the Society for Science & the Public, Washington, D.C. It is an all-volunteer organization, with all funds directed to students awards, fair operation, student/teacher workshops, educational presentations, and participation by CSF winners in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) and I-SWEEEP International Sustainable World.
More than 120 schools and two regional fairs send students to our state fair. More than 13,000 students in Connecticut and several bordering New York state towns compete for the 500 spaces at the state fair.
The Connecticut Science Fair is supported by academic and industrial organizations throughout the state. An important objective of the program is to attract young people to careers in science while developing skills essential to critical thinking. Through science fair participation, students are encouraged to pursue independent work using proper research methods.
The fair has two major divisions, Life Sciences and the Physical Sciences, and nine special fair categories including: Applied Technology, Computer Science, Energy, Engineering, Mathematics, Environmental Science, Future Substanability, Sustainable Resources and Practices, Quinnipiac University Scholarships and the United Technologies Awards.
This year, Connecticut Gov. Dannell Malloy will attend the Finalist Award Ceremony on Saturday, March 19, at 1:30 pm.