Tri County Science and Technology Fair

2022 TRI COUNTY SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY FAIR will be VIRTUAL this year

… and is pleased to welcome Pepsi Global  R&D
as Grand Sponsor 2022

 

TO JOIN THE 2022 Fair please have your science teacher or principal email JNewman@DiscoveryCtr.org for information

** Home School Students interested in participating should email JNewman@DiscoveryCtr.org **

FAIR TIMELINE

  • Now through mid March schools can sign up to participate. (See rules below for more information)
  • Now through March 31 students should develop their poster boards and videos, finalizing them on March 31.
  • Around the beginning of March, all paid K-8 schools (teacher representative) will receive a permission slip link that is forwarded to the parents of the participating students. It is the parents responsibility to fill this out timely to insure their child is entered.
  • March 31 is the absolute last day to have parent permissions slips into us. (Prefer by March 15th)
    A K-8 Student cannot participate without a properly filled out permission slip.
  • April 1st registration ends at midnight. Either a teacher has entered the student, or the student has paid to enter.
  • April 2nd Parents grades K-8 and students grades 9-12 will receive an email from the Fair with a link to upload video, poster board and answer questions for judges. Please make sure JNewman@DiscoveryCtr.org is “friendly” so it does not end up in spam.
  • April 5th midnight (NY time zone) is the deadline to complete the link for the judging process to begin.
  • April 24-30 winners will be announced on YouTube and by email.

Frequently Asked Questions:

All students must be entered no later than April 1, 2022. On or about April 2 students will receive by email questions to answer and the ability to upload their poster board and video. These students will have 5-7 days to complete and get back to us. Once that ends judging begins. Students are not present for judging. The judges will use their visuals and answers.  This allows for the judges to do on a better timetable with no need to coordinate schedules that may interfere with other family members need for computer time. We believe this also helps people who might not have great connectivity.  The Awards will be done the last week of April 2022

Who is eligible K-8

  • School must be in Westchester, Rockland or Putnam Counties (student can live outside these counties as long as the school is within these counties
  • Public, Private and home schooled students are welcome located in Westchester, Rockland or Putnam Counties
  • Winners from a live or Virtual School Fair are preferable
  • In the event that a live or virtual Fair is not possible schools may elect to direct enter students– entry fees apply.
  • Any student that has  participated in a previous Tri County Fair that has their school’s permission can enter this Virtual Fair
  • Students with permission from their schools in writing when no other option above is available may be considered.
  • Please note K-8 is divided into two divisions ELEMENTRAY ( grades K-4) & MIDDLE SCHOOL  (grades 5-8).  Therefore a school grades K-5, 3-6 or K-6 can send students in two divisions.
  • Schools pay by Division status and can send 14 projects per division, it is a flat fee. Please note a project can have up to three contributors. But all contributors MUST attend the same school
  • Students may enter individually or as a team of 2 or 3 students. Team’s are comprised of students attending the same school. They do not need to be in the same grade.
  • 2022 – K-8 Rules – Virtual

Who is eligible HS ( grades 9-12)

  • School must be in Westchester, Rockland or Putnam Counties (student can live outside these counties as long as the school is within these counties
  • Public, Private and home schooled students are welcome located in Westchester, Rockland or Putnam Counties
  • Self Pay students must have their school’s permission to enter the Fair.
  • All other HS students will be paid for by their schools.
  • Projects can have up to three contributors. But all contributors MUST attend the same school
  • 2022-HS-Rules Virtual Fair
  • Student Self Pay Entry Form
    please note, your school will not appear on the self pay form if (a) your school is paying for students (b) your school has not let us know they intend to send students. The school drop down is constantly updating; check the form frequently.  ** you must have permission from your school to enter / their are no refunds so we encourage you to check with your school that you are eligible to participate.

Are winners eligible for further competition?

  • The top 10% in grades 6,7 and 8 are eligible for Broadcom Masters, a national competition with several achievement awards.
  • Inventors in grades 6, 7 and 8 are eligible for The Lemelson Early Inventor nationwide competition
    • The Lemelson Early Inventor Prize is to be awarded to one nationwide middle school project (6th, 7th or 8th grade) that meets the invention award criteria:
      • Demonstrates problem-solving by identifying a critical problem.
      • Applies empathy and STEM knowledge to find a practical solution.
      • Displays entrepreneurial thinking by developing a tangible invention
      Please encourage students to consider this as an option. Since this is an invention, you can suggest this as a multiyear endeavor.
  • The top achievers ( 3-5 projects) on the High School level will go on to New York State Science Congress.

DONATIONS TO THE FAIR ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED

Donation QR codes

 

WATCH THE WINNERS Award Ceremony anytime

2021 AWARDS CEREMONY

2021 Fair Award Winning Prizes

2021 Brochure

2021 ES Winners

2021 MS winners

2021 HS Winners

Items you can earn or purchase
QR code for Fair Memorabilia
items in picture, T-shirt colors
vary by size and are random

 

Two Students from our Fair earn TOP 300 at Broadcom- 2020

Irene Basu
Irene Basu won First Place in Biology at Tri County and earned Top 300 at Broadcom 2020

Learn More abut Irene Basu

FIRST PLACE PHYSICS AWARD at 2020 Tri County makes top 300 at Broadcom Masters PLUS wins The Samueli Foundation Prize: $25,000

The Samueli Foundation Prize: $25,000

Winner: Ishana Kumar 

ProjectColor is in the Eye of the Beholder: The Role of Retinal Fatigue on Imaginary Fechner Colors

 Ishana Kumar, age 12, Chappaqua, New York, won the $25,000 Samueli Foundation Prize, for her project using optical illusions to better understand cognitive processing, and her exemplary performance during the Broadcom MASTERS’s hands-on challenges. The prize is a gift of Dr. Henry Samueli, Chairman of the Board, Broadcom Inc., and Chair of the Broadcom Foundation and his wife, Dr. Susan Samueli, President of the Samueli Foundation.