The Maine State Science Fair is a wonderful opportunity for Maine high school students to present original research and engineering projects 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 the Maine State Science Fair homepage for more information.
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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.
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.
Lunch will be provided at the Dana Dining Hall. A variety of options will be available to accommodate diverse dietary needs.
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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:
The University of Maine will award, to meritorious participants in the Maine State Science Fair, up to 12 four-year scholarships under the Maine's Top Scholars Program. In addition to a four-year full tuition scholarship, the award will include admission to the UM Honors College, match with a faculty mentor, and a research supply budget.
College of the Atlantic will award up to two $100,000 scholarships. This award will provide $25,000 per year, renewable for up to four years.
Including the top three projects in each research or engineering category
Including the top three projects in the Maine State Science Fair.
Grand Award recipients will represent Maine at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, May 14 - 19, 2017, in Los Angeles, CA.