HAMDEN– Now for the 68th year in a row, volunteers with the Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair (CSEF) will organize the annual event for students in grades seven through twelve. Over 700 young scientists from 130 schools from across the state will compete at the Fair, from which about 150 students will be selected as finalists. The finalists will present their research to nearly 300 volunteer judges from government, academia, professional societies, and industry on Thursday, March 17. They'll compete for nearly $200,000 in prizes, as well as several trips to represent Connecticut at national and international competitions. CSEF is generously hosted by Quinnipiac University at its Mount Carmel Campus in Hamden.
"I hear from manufacturers and high-tech startups all across Connecticut that they're in desperate need of young workers who have a passion for science and engineering. That's where the Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair comes in," said U.S. Senator Chris Murphy. "The Fair is a fun way for Connecticut's students to explore science, technology, and math while showcasing their hard work."