Rochester Regional Stem Fair (Gr. 6-12)
Youth Enrichment / STEAM (Science) -
2022 Winter/Spring Youth
The 63rd Annual Rochester Regional STEM Fair will take place on Friday, February 18, 2022 in the Regional Sports Complex of Rochester Community and Technical College (RCTC). Research paper judging will occur the evening of Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at Friedell Middle School.
Learn more about participating in the STEM Fair by visiting our website. Once there, you can:
- review a timeline for projects,
- see a complete list of research categories,
- determine what ISEF paperwork you will need to submit in January,
- use “How To” templates for finding a research question, creating a research plan, and using statistics in data analysis,
- read complete guidelines for posters, papers, and videos.
High school projects involving human participants, vertebrate animals, or hazardous materials or processes may need approval by our Scientific Review Committee (SRC) before a project can begin. Watch the website for additional information about November and December SRC meeting dates and registration. Middle school students can speak with their school’s building coordinator to determine if their project requires a formal SRC review.
- November 8, 2021: Community Education registration opens.
- January 21, 2022: All ISEF paperwork must be uploaded into the online platform, and individuals must be registered for the STEM Fair through Community Education.
- February 9, 2022: All narrated slideshows/videos and supporting images must be uploaded into the online platform for judging. All research papers must be turned into an assigned Google Drive.
- February 12, 2022: Virtual project review and research paper review opens for judges.
- February 15, 2022: In-person research paper judging night.
- February 18, 2022: In-person STEM Fair at the Regional Sports Center at RCTC.
This year's STEM Fair will include a virtual review of project videos prior to the in-person portion of the STEM Fair, similar to last year's all-virtual Fair judging. The in-person STEM Fair schedule has been redesigned so the fair will take place entirely during normal school hours. Table layout will be designed to keep students from each school together within the fair space, as opposed to mixed with students from other schools. Should students not feel comfortable with attending the in-person STEM Fair, an entirely online judging option will be available.
Lisa Higgs and Amanda Garcia
Rochester Regional STEM Fair * Community Education