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Science and Engr Fair Resources

Helpful Logistical Resources for Science and Engineering Fairs

Generally, these resources best fit a traditional science and engineering fair, though some can be used across different showcase formats:

Student Guidelines - Displays, Rules, and Safety

Mentors and Connections to STEM Professionals 

  • Thank you letter to sponsors - Once you've built up relationships with local businesses and professionals through having them work as a judge, mentor, or presenter at a STEM Night/Fair, you might ask them to be more direct sponsors.
  • UW-Madison Speakers Bureau - This website provides a listing of UW-Madison faculty and staff who can speak at events and potentially answer students' questions, but local universities, colleges, UW Extension offices, DNR offices, and businesses tend to be best
  • Wisconsin Inspire Leads - Click on your region to find contacts across the state supporting economic development and the Inspire program that's part of Academic and Career Planning. They can help you connect to local businesses that may have mentors available. 
  • Science Buddies - Generally, I would not have students use these ideas, but they can be connected to an "expert" through this organization to support their project.

Useful Articles and Research on Science and Engineering Fairs