Affiliated Fairs

Each year, millions of students worldwide compete in science fairs. The winners often go on to participate in regional science fairs that are part of the SSP Affiliated Fairs Network, which encompasses more than 300 independent regional science competitions in the United States and 125 others in more than 70 countries, regions and territories. High school students in the United States and internationally who are recognized for excellence in SSP-affiliated fairs have the opportunity to compete in the annual Intel ISEF, the world’s largest international pre-college science competition. Students in the United States from 6th to 8th grade who compete in SSP-affiliated fairs have the opportunity to move onto the annual Broadcom MASTERS science fair, a national science, technology, engineering, and math competition that aims to inspire and encourage the nation's young scientists, engineers and innovators.

You can find more information on the SSP Affiliated Fairs Network here.

Participating Affiliated Fairs

During 2014, SSP plans to give directors of SSP-affiliated fairs the ability to award digital badges to students who compete in their fairs. As an initial step, SSP is working with a small number of select SSP-affiliated fairs whose directors have generously agreed to participate as beta testers.

The following fairs are currently participating as beta testers in the SSP badging program:

United States of America

Indianapolis, Ind.  Run by the Science Education Foundation of Indiana, Inc. (SEFI), the Hoosier Science and Engineering Fair sends more than two dozen finalists, their teachers and Regional Science Fair Directors to Intel ISEF from across the state. Since 1965, SEFI has sent more than 1,000 Indiana students to the international science fair.   Learn more

United States of America

Hillsboro, Mo. The Mastodon Fair is an annual regional science and art competition held each March and featuring projects by students from kindergarten to 12th Grade at Jefferson College in Hillsboro, Missouri. Mastodon Fair bills itself as “the largest combined art and science fair in the United States.”   Learn more

United States of America

San Antonio, Texas. The fair is an annual state science competition for 1,150 students in grades 6-12, drawn from from 12 regional fairs across the state of Texas. Operated since 2004 by the University of Texas – San Antonio College of Sciences, the fair includes more than 200 volunteer judges and 100 general volunteers.   Learn more

United States of America

Provo, Utah. The fair is a regional science competition presented by the Brigham Young University David O. McKay School of Education and the BYU-Public School Partnership. It is open to public, private, charter and home-schooled school students from grades 5-12 within the boundaries of five state school districts. Students must first compete in a local school fair and a district science fair.   Learn more

United States of America

Lancaster, Pa. Middle and senior high school students from 21 schools throughout Lancaster County participate in the annual fair, held at the Franklin & Marshall Alumni Sports & Fitness Center in Lancaster, Pa. Since its inception in 1953, the Fair has grown from 39 participants to more than 1,000 students competing for a chance to advance to the countywide competition.   Learn more