state fair

For the first time this year students in grades 1-12 may compete in the Calumet Regional Science Fair. Three winners in grades 4-8 will be allowed to move on to the State Science Fair in Indianapolis. In the senior division one team of two or three students, and five other students will go to the state science fair. the top two students in the senior division will go to the Intel International Fair.

The 2011 Calumet Regional Science Fair & Associated Art Exhibit will be held at Indiana University Northwest in the Savannah Center on March 11,12, and 13.

Setup will be held from 3:30-6:00 Friday March 11th. The Projects will be judged on the 12th from 9:00-noon and then again from 1:00-approximately 3:00.

The awards ceremony for the art and science fair winners will be held in the IUN Savannah Center, March 13th, from 2:00-5:00.

The Savannah Center can be found at Indiana University Northwest just off Broadway and is indicated by a flashing star on the map below.









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The Calumet Regional Science Fair is one of the oldest and longest tax-exempt organizations that promotes science and engineering in Lake County, Indiana. We are associated with both the Indiana State Science and Engineering Association and with the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

Each year, approximately 6000 students in grades 1-12 participate in science fairs and over 200 in our regional science fair. Five senior students, three middle school students, and three elementary school students, plus one team of two or three High school students are chosen to continue on and compete in the state science fair. The two top senior high students also represent our fair at the Intel International Fair. One pair fron the twelve at the state competition will go on to the international science fair.

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) is the world's largest pre-college celebration of science. Held annually in May, the Intel ISEF brings together over 1,400 students from 47 nations to compete for scholarships, tuition grants, internships, scientific field trips and the grand prize: $50,000 college scholarship and a high-performance computer. Science Service founded the ISEF in 1950 and is very proud to have Intel as the title sponsor of this prestigious, international competition.

Value of the Science Fair for Students

Value of the Science Fair for Teachers

Science Fair projects can be used as part of the science curriculum. They meet many of the state and national standards for science and mathematics.