Science Fair

2021 Pikes Peak Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Click here for this information in a pdf format:  2021 Pikes Peak Regional Science and Engineering Fair Information

When: Project judging and public viewing will be held at UCCS on Saturday, February 20, 2021. Awards Presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at CC.

**The fair is in February, but students can 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 2021 ISEF Rules and guidelines and the 2020-2021 ISEF forms can be found on the Student’s Main Page of the www.pprsef.org website. Please contact us at pprsef.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, 2021.

Where: We plan to hold the 2021 PPRSEF 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 individuals and teams of 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.pprsef.org website or the PPRSEF SRC at pprsef.colorado@gmail.com  Resources can also be found on the ISEF website: https://www.societyforscience.org/isef/international-rules/  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. The PPRSEF Board members would be happy to help with classroom presentations, safety issues or other questions. You may contact us at pprsef.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.