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Forty Years of Science Congress

On Sunday, March 19, 2017, the Central Western Section of the Science Teachers Association of NYS will sponsor the annual Science Congress at St. John Fisher College. Students (grades 6-12) from the counties represented by Central Western Section, Monroe, Wayne, Livingston, Yates, Ontario, Seneca, plus Chemung, Steuben, and Schuyler, present their research projects to scientists and educators who judge their understanding, research methods, and ability to communicate.

Student work is recognized with cash prizes, scholarships, and opportunities to advance to other competions (list of prizes to be posted online soon). Among the competition prospects is the Broadcom MASTERS program, the Genius Olympiad, the STANYS Science Congress, and the prestigious Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). These programs offer students amazing horizon broadening experiences at the state, national and international levels!

Over the years, support from area businesses, local professional organizations, St. John Fisher College, the military, scientists, teachers, and others, enabled Central Western Section Science Congress Committee to hold a regional science fair. For 2017 we wish to recognize a new sponsor, Terra Science and Education Foundation, for their support of our anticipated participation in the Intel ISEF.

The Science Congress Committee is composed of members from education and industry. Some people volunteer their time to find judges, mentors, sources of awards, and donations. Other volunteers register the students, make educational connections, or review student work for conformity to ISEF regulations. If you are interested in being a member of the Committee, a judge, or have ideas about sources of donations, please contact Director Dr. Jutta Dudley (juttasd@aol.com) or Co-Director Sheila Root (sroot@sjfc.edu).

Science Congress Poster 2017

Science Congress Rules and Information 2017

Science Congress Event Schedule 2016

Student Achievements at the 2015 Regional Science Congress

Stories from Past Science Competitions:

A high school student shares his thoughts on doing research

Pittsford Student Rewarded at the 2005 STANYS State Science Congress and the Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge

A junior high student describes his experiences participating in the Science Congress and a national competition

 



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