Science Fair

2019 Pikes Peak Regional Science Fair

When:  Project judging and public viewing will be held on SaturdayFebruary 23, 2019

 Awards Presentation is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, February 262019.

**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 is not open on the website yet, but we know that some students will be starting projects during the summer.  The 2019 Intel ISEF Rules and guidelines and the 2018-2019 Intel 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 this so we can be sure the proper forms and procedures are followed.

Please be aware that all paperwork will be due by January 23, 2019.  As usual, there will be NO LATE REGISTRATIONS.  Hopefully our regular reminders will prevent this from being a problem for anyone.

Where:  The 2019 PPRSF will be held at UCCS

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

Why:  The PPRSF offers regional students a place to enter science projects of their own creation in an annual Regional Science Fair competition and 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:  In addition to contacting the PPRSF SRC at pprsf.colorado@gmail.com, resources can be found on the Intel ISEF website:  https://student.societyforscience.org/international-rules-pre-college-science-research

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 PPRSF Board members would be happy to help with classroom presentations, safety issues or other questions.  You may contact us atpprsf.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.

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

Carol Bach and Nancy Hampson, For the PPRSF Board of Directors