Each spring, St. Bonaventure University hosts a science fair for high school students in the Twin Tiers region of southwestern New York and northwestern Pennsylvania.
Projects in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics, and other sciences are welcome. The organizer of the science fair is Dr. Jim Pientka, assistant professor of physics.
Judges for the fair include representatives from local manufacturers, along with professors and students from the science and mathematics departments at St. Bonaventure University.
The Science Fair is organized with the assistance of Dream It. Do It. Western New York.
Event dates and registration
A date for the 2021 fair has not been announced, and it is not yet known if the event will be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Please return to this site often for updates. Registration information will be presented here as soon as it becomes available.
Awards and prizes include
- Invitation to the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair
Two students will be selected to be among some 1,800 students from around the world who will compete for some $5 million in awards and scholarships at the 2021 Regeneron ISEF event, the date and location of which has yet to be announced.
- Invitation to the GENIUS Olympiad
Two projects advance to the GENIUS (Global Environmental Issues U.S.) Olympiad, a week-long event involving an international field. This event is typically hosted by one of the State University of New York college campuses.
- Terra School/Teacher Awards
A $500 award to a participating school/teacher.
- Twin Tiers Regional Science Fair Local Awards
Winning projects receive Amazon gift cards: $250 for first place, $150 for second place, and $100 for third place. There's also a great door prize.
Science Fair resources
Students and teachers considering entry in the Twin Tiers Regional Science Fair may find these resources instructive: