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Competitions

The Science Fair continues to facilitate partnerships between state and regional science competitions to better serve students. The following is a listing of competitions for your reference. If you'd like to add a competition, please contact our office.

Science, Technology and Engineering Competitions in Southwestern Pennsylvania

Chain Reaction Contraption Contest 
Grades: 9-12
Presentation Type: Design a complicated machine to complete a simple task
Orientation: Sept. 27, 2017 at Carnegie Science Center
Registration Deadline: October 2, 2017
Event Date: Dec. 8, 2017 at Carnegie Science Center
Contact: Lisa Kosick
Phone: (412) 237‑1534
Email: kosickl@carnegiesciencecenter.org
Website: www.chainreactioncontest.org

Future City Competition
Orientation: September 29, 2017 at Carnegie Science Center
Registration Deadline: October 16, 2017
Event Date: Jan. 20, 2018 - Carnegie Music Hall, Pittsburgh (Oakland)
Contact: Lisa Kosick
Phone: (412) 237‑1534
Email: kosickl@carnegiesciencecenter.org
Website: http://futurecity.org/pennsylvania-pittsburgh

Science Olympiad PA Southwest Region
Grades: 6-12
Presentation Type: Project/Problem Solving
Regional Event Date: March 22, 2017 
Regional Location: California University of Pennsylvania
State Tournament: April 22, 2017 at Juniata College
Contact: Dr. Swarndeep Gill
Email: gill@calu.edu 
Website: Pennsylvania Science Olympiad

SW Pennsylvania Science Bowl
Registration Deadline: Check Website
Preliminary/Round Robin: 
  February 2017 High School Teams
  March 2017 Middle School Teams
Regional Finals: NETL in South Park, PA Final Round: March 2017, CCAC - South Campus
National: April 2017, Washington, DC
Contact: Southwestern PA Science Bowl Contact
Website: Southwestern PA Science Bowl


PA Junior Academy of Science - State Competition

Grades: 7-12
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation
Registration Deadline: Must compete in regional competition
Event Date: May 14-16, 2017
Location: Penn State, Main Campus
Contact: Fay Nelson
Email: Fay Nelson
Website: PJAS State Competition
PA Junior Academy of Science - Regional Competitions

Region 6 (Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Centre, Clearfield, Huntington, Juniata, Mifflin, Somerset, Fulton)
Grades: 7-12
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation
Registration Deadline: January 2017
Event Date: March 2017
Location: Penn State Altoona Campus, Altoona
Contact: Alice Flarend, Bellwood Antis HS, Bellwood PA 16617
Email: amf@blwd.k12.pa.us

Region 7 (Allegheny, Westmoreland)
Grades: 7-12 
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation
Registration Deadline: Nov. 2015
Event Date: Feb. 3, 2017
Location: Duquesne University
Contact: Sue Morgan 
Email: smorganpjas@verizon.net

Region 8 (Fayette, Greene, Washington)
Grades: 7-12
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation
Registration Deadline: Dec. 2016
Event Date: Feb. 2017 
Location: California University, California, PA
Contact: Rebecca Papson
Phone: (724) 228-7182
Email: bjp854@comcast.net

Region 9 (Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Clarion, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, Mercer)
Grades: 7-12
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation of Scientific Research Project
Registration Deadline: January 2017
Event Date: February 2017
Location: Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA
Contact: Bob Penrose or Leah Ann Williams 
Phone: (724) 656-4700
Email: rpensrose@unitedsd.net or lwilliams@ncasd.com
Website: www.pjasix.org

Region 10 (Cameron, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, McKean, Potter, Venago, Warren)
Grades: 7-12
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation
Registration Deadline: January 2017
Event Date: March 2017
Location: Penn State University, Behrend Campus
Contact: Dr. Jeffrey Nelson
Phone: (814)838-4451
Email: pjasregion10tch@aol.com
Other Science and Technology Competitions

Broadcom MASTERS Middle School Competition
Grades: Grades 6-8 - Students are nominated from the Intel ISEF affiliated fairs.
Presentation Type: Research Project/Paper
Deadline for Entries: June 14, 2017
Semi-finalists Announced: September 6, 2017
Finalists Announced: September 20, 2017
Competition: October 20-25, 2017, Washington, DC
Email: masters@societyforscience.org
Website: Broadcom MASTERS

ExploraVision
Registration Deadline: Check Website 
Deadline: Check Website 
ExploraVision Awards Weekend: Check Website
Grades: K-12
Phone: 1-800-EXPLOR9
Email: exploravision@nsta.org
Website: Exploravision

Google Science Fair
Presentation: Online science and technology competition for individuals and teams
Ages: 13 to 18 year olds
Registration - Feb. 21, 2016 through 5/18/16 Regional Finalists Announced: July 18, 2017
Finalists Announced: August 11, 2016 
Website: Google Science Fair

Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF)
Grades: 9th-12th grade students 
Eligibility: Students must compete in a regional or state competition to compete at ISEF
Presentation Type: Research Project
Deadline for Entries: Varies by Regional and State Deadlines
Finalists: May 13-18, 2018 - Pittsburgh, PA
Phone: 202-785-2255
Email: sciedu@societyforscience.org
Website: Intel ISEF

Regeneron Science Talent Search
Grades: High School Seniors
Presentation Type: Research Project/Paper
Application Deadline: November 15, 2017
Finalists Announced: January 18, 2018
Finals: March 2018 - Regeneron Science Talent Institute Phone: 202-785-2255
Email: sts@societyforscience.org
Website: Regeneron Talent Search

PA Junior Science and Humanities Symposium
Grades: 9-12
Presentation Type: Presentation Board or Oral Presentation or Poster Board with interview
Registration Deadline: February 2017
Event Date: check website
Location: Juniata College
Contact: Dr. David Klindienst
Phone: (814) 235-4965
Email: dbk3@psu.edu
Website: PA Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

PA Technology Student Association Competition/Conference
Grades: Middle School and High School
Presentation Type: Varies
Registration Deadline: Varies
Regional TSA Competitions: February - March 2017
State TSA Conference: April 2017, Seven Springs Resort, PA
National TSA: June 21-25, 2017, Orlando, FL
Contact: Dennis Gold
Email: dgold@patsa.org
Website: Pennsylvania TSA National TSA

Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology
Grades: High School Seniors
Presentation Type: Individual or Team Research Project
Registration Deadline: September 20, 2016
Semi-finalists Announced: October 18, 2016
Regional Finalists Announced: October 19, 2016
Virtual Regional Competition: November 19, 2016, Carnegie Mellon University
National Competition: December 2-6, The George Washington University-Washington, DC
Phone: 800-222-6098
Email: siemenscompetition@discovery.com
Website: www.collegeboard.com/siemens/

Other Pennsylvania ISEF-Affiliated Science Fairs 
An Intel ISEF-affiliated science fair is a science competition that is a member of the Intel ISEF network. These competitions exist in every state in the U.S. and over 40 countries. All Intel ISEF-affiliated science fairs register with Society for Science & the Public and must consist of five participating high schools or 50 students in the 9th-12th grades. Fairs are conducted at local, regional, state and national levels. Visit PA ISEF-affiliate science fairs.



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