The Maine State Science Fair is a wonderful opportunity for Maine high school students to present original research to a state-wide audience of their peers and mentors including scientists, engineers, mathematicians, teachers, and other STEM professionals.
The Maine State Science Fair is open to all students from all public, private, parochial and home schools (Grades 9-12) throughout Maine.
Visit this page for more information on the Maine State Science Fair, including registration, forms, and rules.
Please contact the event organizer for more information
All participants must register on site. Registration includes receipt of the Maine State Science Fair program, the number and location of their assigned poster board, a meal ticket, and nametag. Students must submit final paperwork at this time, including a signed photo release.
All participating students must attend the Student Meeting. The purpose of the Student Meeting is to review the schedule of events, the judging process, and the awards. Students will be given the opportunity to ask questions or get clarification before the start of judging rounds.
All judging rounds will be held during the morning session. Students will be asked to stand by their poster during designated times (to be announced), to interact with science fair judges working alone or in small groups. Science fair judges will evaluate each project on the basis of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair Judging Criteria. This is the student's opportunity to convey to the judges in person their good ideas, creativity, hard work, and interesting results. Judges will ask a lot of questions and may share ideas for future experiments. Individual scores will not be shared.
A boxed lunch will be provided in the Presentation Hall. A variety of options will be available to accommodate diverse dietary needs.
Visit Maine Science Festival
Science fair participants are invited to visit displays and attend workshops within the Maine Science Festival, co-located at the Cross Insurance Center with the Maine State Science Fair. Hands-on activities will be available from STEM organizations from around the state. Concurrent workshops on college admissions and STEM careers may be held. Please refer to the Maine Science Festival website for more information on scheduled activities.
|Presentation Hall and Conference Rooms|
Students are asked to completely dismantle their projects at this time.
Presentation of Awards
The Maine State Science Fair concludes with the awards presentation including:
- Special awards
- Category awards (top three projects in each research or engineering category)
- Grand awards (top three projects overall;
Grand Award recipients will represent Maine at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, May 8 - 13, 2016, in Phoenix, AZ.