…is pleased to welcome Pepsi Global R&D
as Grand Sponsor 2017
Fair was April 22. 2017
WHITE PLAINS HIGH SCHOOL
|The top students grades 6-8 continue on to Broadcom Masters run by Society for Science & The Public.||The top High School Students continue to NYS Science Congress run by STANYS: Information click here|
Tri-County Science & Technology Fair Origins
Many schools made science projects a component of the science curriculum after Sputnik (October 4, 1957), in an effort to motivate and stimulate student interest in the field. In addition to teacher evaluation, students often entered in a school/district Science Fair for recognition and placement.
Science Teachers Association of New York State (STANYS) initiated a State Science Congress for High School project candidates, from the sixteen local sections of the state, over forty years ago. Its purpose is to promote science research at the pre-college level. These students compete for placement and scholarships monies. Each Section can send three area finalists per one hundred participants, from a Regional Science Congress, to this event.
Westchester Section STANYS was pleased to join with The Putnam Children’s Discovery Center, Westchester/Putnam Technology Educators Association and the Consortium of Scientists and Engineers to sponsor the first K-12 Tri-County Science Technology Fair in April 1994. Through this event students have the opportunity to display their work, learn from their peers and be inspired by parents, educators and professionals to pursue their interest in science.
From the beginning, the Tri-County Fair has been open to participants in three grade divisions: K-4, 5-8, and 9-12. Categories are: Biology, Chemistry, Health & Medicine, Earth/Space Science, Engineering/Technology, Environment. Mathematics/Computers and Physics, High School has an added category: Psychology. All entrants present their projects both visually and orally, to a minimum of two judges comprised of scientists and engineers specific to their fields. The K-4 students are encouraged to develop their interest in science and accordingly awarded excellent or outstanding ribbons. Developing the problem solving skill at an early age ensures productive citizens in the future. Participants in the grade 5-8 and 9-12 divisions compete for first, second and third place in each of the respective categories. Middle School students in grades 6,7 and 8 have the added benefit to be chosen to compete in theBroadcom Masters held in the fall. High school students aspiring to STANYS Science Congress competition, must work individually on an empirical or theoretical research project.
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The Tri County Science & Technology Fair is annually organized by the Putnam Children’s Discovery Center for the purpose of sharing science with the community and rewarding children who spend their time creating innovative and well researched science projects. These students with support from their parents and teachers are interested in striving for academic excellence with a dedication and commitment to science and technology. The Fair is open to students in grades K-8 who have won first place at their local school fair and to high school students grades 9-12 who have been selected by their principal or science department chair to present original research or demonstrate a scientific principle. The high school students who have opted to enter original research have the added benefit of an opportunity to continue on to the NYS level. In the next few years it is anticipated that the Discovery Center will launch it’s Original Invention Convention which will provide new opportunities for students who have created a qualified project.
Through this event students have the opportunity to display their work, learn from their peers and be inspired by parents, educators and professionals to pursue their interest in science. Monies raised for this project go primarily for prizes for the students.
Corporate support for this event begins at $250 with “best exposure” at the $1,000 plus level. Donations of $1,000 or more can expect their company name to appear on the banners that are placed throughout the event. It also ensures a spot on the front cover of the brochure as well as on the many posters that are placed in local libraries, schools etc.
Prior to the inception of the Tri-County Science & Technology Fair back in 1992, students were UNABLE to compete at a county-wide science fair because there was no regional competition available.
With an increasing number of participants each year comes an increase in the expenses we incur in staging this fair. Not only does your support reinforce your company’s presence in the community, but it is a continuing pledge and show of support that our children NEED continuous exposure to mathematics, the sciences and technology to further their interest, knowledge and education in these areas. These students are our future engineers, scientists, biologists, doctors, educators. THEY ARE OUR FUTURE. Aren’t they worth the investment?
Past sponsors have included: Praxair, Ciba Specialty Chemicals, PepsiCo Global R&D, Industrial Theater Inc., Philips Research, Duracell, Texaco, Consumers Union, Country Bank, Science Teachers Association of NYC (Westchester Section), Engelhard, TRC Raymond Keyes Associates, Todd Newman, CPA, Hudson Valley Council of Technical Societies, Westchester/Putnam Technology Educators Association, St. Joseph’s School PTA, St. John the Baptist PTA, Milea Hudson Valley Truck Center, Transnuclear, St. John the Evangelist PTA, Harrison High School, and individual donors without whose support these students would have missed an additional opportunity to display their scientific thought and talent.
All donations are recognized in the brochure distributed at the Fair. All donations are tax deductible (per 501 (c) 3 and are recognized in our program the day of the Tri-County Science & Technology Fair.
To make a donation simply write a check payable to PCDC and put Tri County Science & Technology Fair in the memo. This insures that the monies will only be used for the Fair. To mail the check to PCDC, Attn J. Newman – PO Box 222 Carmel, NY 10512. Use PayPal: Jnewman@DiscoveryCtr.org or donate now using this link.
About the Tri-County Science & Technology Fair
Here’s what people have to say about the Tri-County Science & Technology Fair…
I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the Westchester-Putnam Technology Educators Association to continue the support of the fine science and technology related activities your center provides our teachers and their students. The Science & technology Fair is an excellent learning experience for all that participate.
The Westchester Section of the Science Teacher’s Association of New York State is proud to acknowledge the continuing contribution to science education made by the Putnam Children’s Discovery Center…It is more important than ever that we look for avenues that can enrich and enhance the curricula which is presented in schools. The hard work and dedication of the staff of the Putnam Children’s Discovery Center provides a mechanism for students to pursue and master science concepts, talk with experts in the sciences, and have fun at the same time…We plan to continue to support their activities.
I want to thank you and the Tri-County Science & Technology Fair Committee for giving me that opportunity to exhibit my research project, and for the generous prize awarded to me.
On April 26th, I had the pleasure of competing in the Tri-County Science and Technology Fair. I would like to thank you for sponsoring this event. The Fair was a real learning experience. I genuinely enjoyed the judging. I would also like to thank you for the generous award of $100 I received for placing first in the Environmental category. College is always an expensive endeavor. This will definitely help me defray the costs. I hope you will continue to sponsor the Tri-County Fair in the future.
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