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AM/PM Preschool Care and Mid-Day Care offered
Rochester Public Schools Preschool
Register for AM/PM Care & Non-School Day Care
Register for Trips during school year at; Bamber, Jefferson, and Northrop.
Summer Trips are at Ben Franklin, Gage, and Sunset Terrace.
Summer Trips for Franklin, Gage, and Sunset
66th Annual Rochester Regional STEM Fair
The STEM Fair is an event where students showcase science and engineering projects. Prior to the event, students find a question or problem that interests them. They build prototypes or conduct experiments, sharing what they learned with their peers. Students can win awards based on the quality of their projects and presentations.
Please sign up for a shift using the "Enroll Now" button at the bottom of this page. If you haven't volunteered for Rochester Public Schools in the past three years, you will be prompted to complete a background check. We need help at these times:
Judge at the STEM Fair. Friday, March 1st, 2024. 9:45 AM - 12:30 PM. Lunch provided at 12:30.
General Volunteer at the STEM Fair. Friday, March 1st, 2024. Shifts: 8:30-9:45 AM / 9:45 AM - 12:30 PM / 12:30 - 2:00 PM / 2:00-3:00 PM. Lunch Provided at 12:30
Reviewer at Paper Presentations. Tuesday, February 27th, 2024. 5:30-8:30 PM.
If you are hesitant about committing to anything right now, you may choose: "Unsure. Contact me closer to the event."
Registering late will limit students' ability to receive transportation, receive a display board, and advance to the Regeneron ISEF competition.
Earlybird Discount. Register before December 1st and save $5. During online registration, use the promo code STEM.
Complete both steps. Very Important!
If you are under 16, you may be prompted to have a parent/guardian register for you. If you are over 16, you may register yourself.
Free Display Boards
Display boards are available to all participants at no additional cost. The boards are single panel, 36” tall x 24” wide. The boards will be available in January and may be picked up from the Northrop Community Education Center. Availability of display boards will only be guaranteed for students who register prior to the registration deadline: 1/19/2024.
Can I work with a friend?
Yes! Up to three students can work together on a project. If you are part of a team, all team members must register individually through Community Education and each must pay the registration fee.
Up to two high school projects will be selected to attend the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Los Angeles in May 2024. All required ISEF paperwork must be completed on time for consideration.
Middle and high school students may be selected to attend the Minnesota State Science & Engineering Fair in March 2024.
Scientific Review Committee (SRC)
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. In-person and online meeting options will be available in November and December.
Middle school students should contact their school’s building coordinator. In most cases, building coordinators directly approve middle school project plans, and formal SRC review is not required.
Paper Presentations (Optional)
Middle and high school students have an opportunity to write a paper based on their project and present their findings to local scientists. There is no additional cost to participate in this event, and there are additional awards available. This is a great opportunity to develop written and spoken communication skills. The paper must be 5-20 pages long, including appendices and references. The presentation may not exceed 12 minutes and will be followed by a question period of up to 6 minutes. Rules and judging criteria are based on the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium competition.
This event will take place prior to the STEM Fair.
To participate in the Paper Presentations event, students must also register for the STEM Fair.
Rochester Regional STEM Fair Director
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