Science Fair

61th Annual Thomas Alva Edison Kiwanis Regional Science and Engineering Fair
January 19-20, 2018

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Since 1958, our Regional Science & Engineering Fair (RSEF) program challenges thousands of students from across Southwest Florida to go beyond their classroom studies and pursue independent project-based research. Students work independently or in teams to address questions in the fields of Computer Science, Environmental Science, Medicine & Health, Chemistry, Biology, and a half dozen other categories.

The Thomas Alva Edison Kiwanis Regional Science & Engineering Fair (RSEF) is an affiliate of the Society for Science & the Public, and selects projects which go on to compete in other state and national competitions, including the prestigious Florida State Science & Engineering Fair (Florida SSEF) and the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF). But whether or not a student wins, every student is celebrated and encouraged by the hundreds of other attending students, parents, teachers, mentors, sponsors, judges, and members of the public.

Competition Levels:

REGIONAL

The 2018 Thomas Alva Edison Kiwanis Regional Science & Engineering Fair will be held Saturday, January 20th at Alico Arena, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, Florida.

Students will present in Junior (6th – 8th grade) and Senior (9th – 12th grade) Divisions in multiple areas of study. Fair participants are drawn from public, private, parochial and home-schools in Charlotte and Lee Counties. The Awards Ceremony will be at Alico Arena, Florida Gulf Coast University on Wednesday, January 24th at 7:00 PM.

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STATE
State Science and Engineering Fair (SSEF) of Florida: Selected winners in the Junior and Senior Divisions are eligible to compete.

NATIONAL
Broadcom MASTERS: Selected winners in the Junior Division receive a nomination to pursue entry in this prestigious event.
Regeneron Science Talent Search (STS): Any student enrolled in and attending his or her last year of secondary school may apply.

INTERNATIONAL
Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF): Selected Grand Prize recipients advance to an all-expenses-paid trip to Intel ISEF.

Why Enter an Edison Fairs Competition?
  • All students have an opportunity to present their work to the public, other students, and some of the approximately 300 category and special award judges.
  • All participants receive a certificate of participation.
  • Best of Fair, First place, Second place, Third Place, and Honorable Mention merit prizes are awarded in the Junior and Senior Divisions of Regional Science Fair.
  • Projects in the Junior and Senior Divisions are selected to be eligible to compete in the State Science & Engineering Fair (SSEF) of Florida in Lakeland, March 27-29, 2018.
  • Selected Grand Prize recipients advance to an all-expenses-paid trip to the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) in Pittsburgh, PA May 13-18, 2018.
  • Selected winners in the Junior Division are eligible to further compete in the Broadcom MASTERS Competition, October 2018 in Washington DC.
  • In addition, 30+ area companies, private, professional and governmental organizations present Special Awards based on each organization’s criteria.

Got Science Fair Questions, Contact Us! science@edisonfairs.org