Science Fair

2020 Pikes Peak Regional Science and Engineering Fair

2020 Pikes Peak Regional Science and Engineering Fair Info to download

When:  Project judging and public viewing will be held at UCCS on Saturday, February 22, 2020. 

Awards Presentation will be held at CC on Tuesday, February 252020.

**The fair is in February, but students should begin getting their paperwork started as soon as a topic is selected.  The science fair board members can provide help, if needed.   Registration will open on the website in mid-August.  The 2020 ISEF Rules and guidelines and the 2019-2020 ISEF forms can be found on the Student’s Main Page of the www.pprsf.org website.  Please contact us at pprsf.colorado@gmail.com if your student is starting a project so we can be sure the proper forms and procedures are followed.

Please be aware that all paperwork will be due by January 20, 2020.  As usual, there will be no late registrations.  Hopefully our regular reminders will prevent this from being a problem for anyone.

Where:  The 2020 PPRSEF will be held at UCCS

Who:  Any secondary student (grades 6 – 12) in Elbert, El Paso, Park or Teller County can enter the PPRSEF.  Please note:  there is no requirement to enter or place in a school or area science fair to enter the PPRSEF.

Why:  The PPRSEF offers regional secondary students a place to enter science, engineering, math and computer science projects of their own creation in an annual Regional Science Fair competition with a chance for project recognition and awards.  Qualified projects are invited to attend the Colorado Science and Engineering Fair and the International Science and Engineering Fair.

Awards:  In addition to the place awards (cash) in the 12-14 categories, there are more than 40 special awards (cash or prizes) presented each year.

Resources:  A good starting place is www.pprsf.org website or the PPRSEF SRC at pprsf.colorado@gmail.com   Resources can also be found on the ISEF website:  https://student.societyforscience.org/ISEF-resources

The Colorado Science and Engineering Fair website (http://www.csef.colostate.edu/ ) has links for both students and teachers, including links to forms and rules. Resources include help for classrooms and individuals in planning and executing a science fair project.

The PPRSEF Board members would be happy to help with classroom presentations, safety issues or other questions.  You may contact us at pprsf.colorado@gmail.com

We hope you will encourage students to participate, even if science projects are not a part of your curriculum.  If you do a science project unit, please consider scheduling it at a time that would coincide with the fair.

Information about the Pikes Peak Elementary Science and Engineering Fair, for area 4th and 5th grade students who placed in a school fair, can be found at https://www.d11.org/Page/5377    

Thank you for your ongoing support of science students in the Pikes Peak region.