Colorado State Science Fair, Inc.

The Colorado State Science Fair, Inc. is looking for support for the 64th annual Colorado Science and Engineering Fair held in April 2019. The purpose of the CSEF is to stimulate student interest and encourage them in science and engineering through recognition of their scientific research projects.

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Colorado Science and Engineering Fair

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)

Description

The Colorado Science and Engineering Fair (CSEF) is the state level competition open to students in grades 6 - 12 who have competed and been selected at one of the 13 regional science fairs. Students are divided into two divisions (junior/senior) and compete in one of 12 categories for grand (place) awards, special awards and scholarships. The CSEF is a 3 day event held on the Colorado State University - Fort Collins campus. Activities of the event include project set-up; judging; tours & presentations; guest key-note speaker; awards ceremony; and public viewings.

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Evidence of Program's Success

We are still working on going back through all 60+ years of the CSEF to add students to the database, but it is clear that some regional science fairs (mostly rural areas) have a higher repeat rate than others.

Over the last few years, the CSEF has had over 60% of the students entered into the competition win an award. This compares to the less than 40% at the international level science fair where over 1,700 student compete.

In 2018, Colorado students brought home $16,000 in cash prizes from the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair, including a Top-of-Category winner for the CSEF 2nd Place Senior Division overall winner.

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