Pikes Peak Regional Science Fair – 2024

We hope you will encourage students to participate, even if science projects are not a part of your curriculum.

When: Project judging – Saturday, February 24, 2024 at UCCS

Public Viewing will be open from 3 – 4 pm, Saturday, February 24, 2024 Awards presentation – 6:00 pm Tuesday, February 27, location TBD.

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. Forms are available on the www.pprsef.org website, and registration will be open from August 1, 2023, through January 20, 2024.

The 2024 ISEF Rules and guidelines and the 2023-2024 ISEF forms can also be found on the website. Please contact us at [email protected] if your student is starting a project so we can be sure the proper forms and procedures are followed. Please be aware that students must register by January 20, 2024. As usual, there will be no late registrations. Completed forms and the $15 fee are due by January 28, 2024.

Where: The 2024 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 students a place to enter science, engineering, math or computer science individual or team 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 place awards (cash) in the 10-14 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 contact the PPRSEF SRC at [email protected] . 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. 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 [email protected]

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.