Updated: Monday, 25 Feb 2013, 2:46 PM EST
Published : Thursday, 21 Feb 2013, 4:06 PM EST
The Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair is a yearly, statewide science and engineering fair open to all 7th through 12th grade students residing or enrolled in Connecticut schools and several New York towns. An Important objectives of the program is to attract young people to careers in science and engineering while developing skills essential to critical thinking. Through science fair participation, students are encouraged to pursue independent work using proper research methods.
This years Fair will be held at Quinnipiac University March 12th through the 16th. NEWS 8's on-line meteorologist and executive editor of WXedge.com, Quincy Vagell, will be one of the many judges.
The Connecticut Science Association, Inc. a 501(c)3 nonprofit volunteer organization was founded in 1949 to interest young people in careers in science and engineering. We recognize middle and high school students for their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) achievements through recognition awards and by providing opportunities for them to interact with engineers and scientists. Our program starts in the 7th grade providing STEM nurturing as students transition from middle school to high school. We work to spark their science interests through their high school years.
All funds are directed toward student awards, fair operation, student/teacher workshops, educational presentations and sending CSEF winners to compete in national and international competitions.
The CSEF provides a meeting ground for those interested in research, engineering and mathematics. We stress the formal elements of scientific and engineering methods. Strong communications skills are fostered by the science fair through the written and verbal elements of the competition.