Why Participate?

If you or your student is wondering why they should participate in a science fair, allow us to share the perspective of some of our students, including those who have gone on to the Intel International Science Fair:

“At science fair, it’s a great feeling to talk to kids who really get my project and understand what I’m about.  At the Intel Science Fair, it was a great feeling to talk to the top 1500 high school scientists in the world.  And we had the chance to inspire middle school students who were allowed to come in and observe our projects.  Plus we got to meet possible future employers and college recruiters.”

Our student scientists have commented on other great advantages of the science fair:

  • Presentation experience
  • Learning to persevere in the face of adversity
  • The thrill of discovering or creating something new
  • Exposure to other students’ projects opens your mind to new ideas
  • Time management skills
  • The sense of accomplishment from completing a substantial project