Science Fair

Utica College Regional Science Fair

The 40th Annual Regional Science Fair is scheduled to take place on March 24, 2018. Applications must be received by Wednesday, March 14.


  • To stimulate an active interest in science and engineering.
  • To provide an inquiry-based educational experience.
  • To give public recognition to talented students.

Students must have placed as winners or runners-up at their school's local science fair to be eligible to compete.

Public and private schools in Oneida, Herkimer, Lewis, and Otsego counties can each endorse up to ten junior level (grades 7-8) students and ten senior level (grades 9-12) students to compete in the regional fair.

Senior Level projects may include no more than one (1) student participant. Individual projects and team projects consisting of no more than two (2) students are welcome at the Junior Level. Only students in the Senior Level are eligible to compete at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF).

If your school does not host a science fair, contact Dan Hapanowicz at
(315) 792-3057 or about eligibility.

Category A: Physical Science

Earth Science
Physics & Astronomy

Category B: Natural Science

Animal Science
Behavioral & Social Science
Cellular & Molecular Biology
Environmental Sciences
Medicine & Health
Plant Sciences

Category C: Math, Engineering, and Computer Sciences
Computer Science
Engineering: Materials & Bioengineering
Engineering: Electrical & Mechanical
Energy & Transportation
Environmental Management
Mathematical Science

Apply Today!

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All rules and regulations can be found in the ISEF Document Library online at:

Mail your application materials with all required signatures to:

Utica College Regional Science Fair,
School of Arts & Sciences
1600 Burrstone Road
Utica, NY 13502

2018 Schedule of Events

2018 Science Fair Flyer

2018 Application

2018 ISEF Rulebook

Poster Display and Presentation: Tips and Rules

Form 1: Checklist for Adult Sponsor/Safety Assessment Form

Form 1A: Student Checklist / Research Plan

Form 1B: Approval Form

Form 1C: Regulated Research Institutional/Industrial Setting

Form 2: Qualified Scientist Form

Form 3: Risk Assessment Form

Form 4: Human Subjects and Informed Consent Form

Form 5: Vertebrate Animal Form (5A and 5B)

Form 6A: Potentially Hazardous Biological Agents Form

Form 6B: Human and Vertebrate Animal Tissue Form

Form 7: Continuation Projects form

Abstract Form (for Regional Science Fair Use ONLY)


The 2018 Intel® International Science and Engineering Fair® will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from May 13-May 18.

Intel Logo

Please visit the Intel science fair page located at:

logo courtesy of Intel

Science Fair Links


Jessica H. Thomas, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology

(315) 792-3057
(315) 792-3006
1600 Burrstone Road | Utica, NY 13502