Area Science Fairs
Coriell Science Fair
The Coriell Institute Science Fair is in its 28th year (3/14/09 @ Camden County College in Blackwood) and seeks participation of students and teachers in Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties.
Gary H. Butler, Ph.D. or Wendy Byar
Coriell Institute For Medical Research
403 Haddon Ave.
Camden, NJ 08103
Phone: (856) 757-9716
Salem County Science Fair
The Salem County Science Fair is organized and run by a business-education partnership, the Educators and DuPont Partners In Science. Like the Coriell Science Fair, the Salem County Science Fair is a feeder fair for the Delaware Valley Science Fair. The fair services the 15 Salem County school districts, including Penns Grove/Carneys Point, in addition to private and home-schooled children, and each year nearly 500 students in grades 6-12 participate (in addition to its competition among students in grades 6-12, the Salem County Science Fair has a competition for 5th grade projects to prepare students for future participation). Judges for the fair are volunteers from area businesses, such as DuPont, Mannington Mills, Campbell’s Soup, and PSE&G, and institutions, such as Salem Community College, Cumberland Community College, and the Memorial Hospital of Salem County, as well as area residents who are retirees from the educational and business fields. The Salem County Science Fair is usually scheduled for the last Friday in February or the first Friday in March and is held at Salem Community College
Like organizers of the Coriell Science Fair, the Salem County Science Fair organizers work with the SPARC 2000+ program to help it assemble useful, relevant materials and necessary documentation for science fair project participation.
Regional Science Fairs
Delaware Valley Science Fairs
Delaware Valley Science Fairs, Inc. (DVSF) was founded in 1949 and incorporated in 1993, making it one of the oldest Fairs in the country. It is now also one of the largest. The Fairs were designed as a vehicle for stimulating interest in science and technology among students in middle and high schools in the tri-state area. The philosophy behind the Fairs is that students learn science by doing science.
National/International Science Fairs
International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)
The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), the world’s largest international pre-college science competition, annually provides a forum for more than 1,500 high school students from over 50 countries to showcase their independent research. The Intel ISEF is the premiere science competition in the world exclusively for students in grades 9–12.
Each year, millions of students worldwide compete in local and school-sponsored science fairs; the winners of these events go on to participate in Intel ISEF-affiliated regional and state fairs from which the best win the opportunity to attend the Intel ISEF. The Intel ISEF unites these top young scientific minds, showcasing their talent on an international stage, enabling them to submit their work to judging by doctoral level scientists—and providing the opportunity to compete for nearly $4 million in prizes and scholarships.
The Ultimate Science Fair Experience: Winning at an International Competition!
Salem County Science teacher takes local high school students to ISEF in Nevada. Mr. John Davis, a teacher at Elsinboro School in Salem County, one of our regular SPARC participants, took a group of high school students to the International Science and Engineering Fair 2009 in Reno, NV. Afterwards he developed a powerpoint of their experience at the ISEF.