Science Fairs Under the 'Scope

Study Results

Our study has resulted in publications (more coming soon), presentations, and infographics summarizing our findings:


Practical Research: How Can Middle School Science Fairs Help Students Meet Science Standards? | NSTA Science Scope | March 2019


2019 STEM for All Video Showcase | May 13-20, 2019 | Online
Video presentation

ASTC Annual Conference | September 29–October 2, 2018 | Hartford, CT
Poster presentation (click image to enlarge)

AERA Annual Meeting | April 13-17, 2018 | New York, NY
Poster presentation (click image to enlarge)

NARST Annual Conference
  | March 10-13, 2018 | Atlanta, GA
Presentation Title: Exploring Approaches to the Implementation of Middle School Science Fairs

AAAS Annual Meeting | February 15-19, 2018 | Austin, TX
Presentation Title: Models and Outcomes of School-Based Science Fairs

2016 STEM For All Video Showcase | May 17 – 23, 2016 | Online
Video presentation

NARST Annual Conference  | April 14 – 17, 2016 | Baltimore, MD
Related Paper Set – Understanding the Implementation and Outcomes of School and Regional Science Fairs

NSF AISL PI Meeting | February 29-March 2, 2016 | North Bethesda, MD
Poster presentation (click image to enlarge)

Image of poster presented at the 2016 AISL PI Meeting

MA STEM Summit | November 10, 2015 | Worcester, MA
Presentation Title: Understanding the Middle School Science Fair Experience


Student outcome findings from our 2016-17 case studies (click image to enlarge):
Student Outcomes Infographic
Findings from our 2014-15 national survey of middle school science fair leaders (click image to enlarge):
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(more findings to come, stay tuned!)