GEORGIA COLLEGE

SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR 

Georgia College & State University's Science and Engineering Competitions -
  • 5th Annual Georgia College K-5 State Science Fair (GCSSF)
  • 45th Annual Regional Science & Engineering Fair (RSEF)
 
Georgia College's Science and Engineering Fairs showcase the results of scientific inquiry by elementary, middle and high school students in Georgia. Participants learn how to identify problems and design unique, organized and logical strategies to solving the questions. The research process teaches students how scientists and engineers contribute to the advancement of science and engineering.

5 C's taught to students that participate in STEM Competitions:

  1. Collaboration

  2. Critical Thinking

  3. Creativity

  4. Communication

  5. Confidence

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Science & Engineering Fair is to provide K-12 students opportunities to engage in active science and engineering research and to showcase and celebrate their findings.

Vision Statement

Georgia College's Science & Engineering Fair aims to be a recognized leader for integrating student research and the broader STEM community into science and engineering education at the elementary, middle, and secondary school level.

Goals

The Georgia College Fair seeks to:

  1. Advance STEM education and student achievement in the middle Georgia area

  2. Increase K12 student interest in and attraction to STEM disciplines and encourage more students to become involved in successful STEM-related careers

  3. Build a strong coalition of interested partners to support the regional Fair

  4. Maintain affiliation and provide financial support for students and educators to participate in the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair

  5. Advocate for STEM equity with the Society for Science & the Public, organizer of the international Fair

  6. Improve public perception and understanding of STEM

  7. Provide recognition of talented students and dedicated teachers committed to excellence in education

  8. Support the development of relevant curriculum to improve STEM education by providing Fair-related professional development

  9. Solicit awards, scholarships and resources for Fair participants

The Competition

The Regional Fair (grades 6-12) is typically hosted annually on the first Friday of February and the Georgia College State Fair (Grades K-5) is hosted on the second Thursday in March. The fair provides an additional opportunity for students to exhibit their research projects. Districts submit their best projects to the competition and participants are judged by area scientists and engineers at Centennial Center. Projects are open to public viewing at designated times (see Schedule of Events). The awards ceremony is held on the same day as judging.

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