General Information



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Dates & Locations

Student Entry Procedures

Registration Information

Late Fee Information

SSTFI Statistics & Annual Report

SSTFI Disclaimer

SSTFI Ethics Statement

 

2014 Dates and location of Science Fair

When:
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (this is not a student schedule this is for public viewing hours):

Project Viewing
Thursday, March 27: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm (Floor Projects - Hilton Coliseum)
5:00 pm (Seminar and STEM Event - Ames High School) 


Friday, March 28: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm (Junior High Projects)
2:30 pm - 6:00 pm (Senior High Projects) 

Friday, March 28
Award Ceremony:
7:00 - 8:00 pm 

Where:
Hilton Coliseum (Iowa State Center)

Corner of Lincoln Way & University (formerly: Elwood Drive)
Ames, Iowa

Click Here for map
Hosted by: Iowa State University

State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa Disclaimer: The State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa projects and participants are required to follow the rules, guidelines, SRC procedure, and size limitations of the State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa which follows all rules, guidelines, SRC procedure, and size limitations of the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair. These rules, guidelines, SRC procedure, and size limitations serve to promote the ethical principles of scientific research; insure the safety of participants, officials and guests; and to maintain the fair as a properly maintained and organized science fair according to international standards. A breech of these rules, guidelines, SRC procedure, and size limitation will DISQUALIFY the project from PARTICIPATION.

Ethics Statement: Scientific fraud and misconduct are not condoned at any level of research or competition. Plagiarism, use or presentation of other researcher's work as one's own and fabrication or falsification of data will not be tolerated. Fraudulent projects will fail to qualify for competition in affiliated fairs or the ISEF.

STUDENT ENTRY PROCEDURES

Project Registration to participate is to be completed ONLINE
Download:  Student On-line Registration Instructions

IN ADDITION
Students must e-mail (must be in pdf format), mail, fax or hand deliver the following items:

  • SSTFI Permission Form (also available when you register on-line)
  • ALL Required SRC Paperwork
  • Electricity Fees  Please do NOT send with paperwork submissions!
  • Any Additional SRC Paperwork
    • (required only when working with certain projects)
  • Abstract

 

For a handy checklist/reference on submitting papers/forms download the Entry Checklist

All Paperwork DUE:
Received {e-mail (pdf only), post, fax or hand delivery}: Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Overnight Mail is completely acceptable - just be sure you know your Postal Services submission time for making the overnight deadline!

YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT YOUR FORMS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

Please direct ALL SRC paperwork, other required forms, questions, comments, or concerns to:

Andrea Spencer, Fair Director
3630 Extension and 4-H Youth Building, ISU
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa 50011-3630

E-mail: aspence@iastate.edu
Phone: 515-460-5559
FAX: 515-294-4443

LATE REGISTRATIONS

NEW! NEW! NEW! NEW! - VERY IMPORTANT! - NEW for 2014

NO ENTRIES will be accepted after March 4th (11:59 pm CST)!

The SSTFI will accept the FIRST 500 FULLY REGISTERED (online registration and complete paperwork submission) that are completed by March 4th, 2014.

NO ENTRIES ACCEPTED AFTER MARCH 4th (11:59 pm CST)

Interesting statistics from the 2013 Science Fair:

  • The number of students participating in the SSTFI has increased more than 3% since 2012
  • The number of schools participating in the SSTFI has increased more than 10% since 2012
  • 63 schools participated (middle schools, high schools, private schools and home school associations)
  • 455 projects exhibited by 590 students (team projects account for the number discrepancy)
  • 62% of the exhibitors are female, 38% are male
  • 65% of students are 1st year exhibitors
  • 31% of the Senior High projects were FFA members and participated in the Iowa FFA Agriscience Fair portion of the event.
  • Over $70,000 in scholarships, awards and prizes are awarded to students, a total of 246 awards were handed out at the award ceremony
  • 88 Awards were awarded to Junior High Students; 158 Awards were awarded to Senior High Students

 

For a complete overview download our 2014 Annual Report

 

The SSTFI is affiliated with the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair, the world's premier pre-collegiate science fair. The SSTFI is open to any student in the state of Iowa in grades six through twelve. During the event nearly 500 student research projects presented by nearly 600 students are judged on the following criteria: creative ability, scientific thought or technology goals, research thoroughness, technical skill, clarity and dramatic value in the oral presentation.

The event culminates with the Grand Award Ceremony where over $70,000 in scholarships and prizes provided by generous Iowa sponsors are awarded to Iowa students for their excellence in research. In addition trips to the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair are awarded to the top two individuals, the top team project and their teachers.

State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa Disclaimer: The State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa projects and participants are required to follow the rules, guidelines, SRC procedure, and size limitations of the State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa which follows all rules, guidelines, SRC procedure, and size limitations of the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair. These rules, guidelines, SRC procedure, and size limitations serve to promote the ethical principles of scientific research; insure the safety of participants, officials and guests; and to maintain the fair as a properly maintained and organized science fair according to international standards. A breech of these rules, guidelines, SRC procedure, and size limitation will DISQUALIFY the project from PARTICIPATION.

Ethics Statement: Scientific fraud and misconduct are not condoned at any level of research or competition. Plagiarism, use or presentation of other researcher's work as one's own and fabrication or falsification of data will not be tolerated. Fraudulent projects will fail to qualify for competition in affiliated fairs or the ISEF.