Science Fairs

Get Out of The Lab: Volunteer At Your Local Science Fair!

Interested in giving a Biophysics Award to a student at your local high school? The Biophysical Society can use your help!

BPS has sponsored student awards at regional and state science fairs since 2009. This growing initiative, sponsored by the Public Affairs Committee, promotes the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering, and math in US schools, and raises awareness about biophysics at the high school level.

In 2014, the Biophysical Society plans to give out the Biophysics Award for the best biophysics-related project at the fairs listed below. To volunteer as a judge at a fair listed below, please contact the Society Office at  Additionally, BPS will sponsor an award at your local fair if you are already volunteering as a judge. 

Science Fair Location Date
Philadelphia Area
George Washington Carver Science Fair Temple University
Philadelphia, PA
March 4
Delaware Valley Science Fair Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
Philadelphia, PA
April 2
Baltimore/DC Metro Area
Montgomery County Science Fair (ScienceMONTGOMERY) FDA White Oak Campus
Silver Spring, MD
March 15
Fairfax County Regional Science Fair Robinson Secondary School
Fairfax, VA
March 15                
Northern Virginia Regional Science Fair Wakefield High School
Arlington, VA
March 2
Anne Arundel County Regional Science & Engineering Fair North County High School
Annapolis, MD
March 8
San Francisco Bay & San Diego Areas
Greater San Diego Science & Engineering Fair Balboa Park Activity Center
San Diego, CA
March 26
Contra Costa County Science Fair Los Medanos College
Pittsburg, CA
March 21
San Francisco Bay Area Science Fair San Francisco County Fair Building
San Francisco, CA
March 25-27
Alameda County Science and Engineering Fair Alameda County Fair Grounds
Pleasanton, CA
March 22
Boston Area
Braintree High School Science Fair Braintree High School
Braintree, MA
Rensselaer-BCC Region III Science & Engineering Fair Bristol Community College
Fall River, MA
March 8
Worcester Regional Science & Engineering Fair, Inc. Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA
March 7
MA State Science & Engineering Fair Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
May 1-3
NEOH STEM Alliance STEM Project Fair Kent State University
Kent, OH
February 1
Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Sciences Region 7 FairDuquesne University
Pittsburgh, PA
February 1
Science Engineering Fair of HoustonGeorge R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX
 February 19-20
New York City Science and Engineering Fair The Great Hall at the City College of New York
New York, NY
March 2 & 25

Lafayette Regional Science and Engineering Fair       


Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN        


March 7-8


New Haven Science Fair


Yale University, New Haven, CT


May 12-14     

Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair Quinnipiac University
Hamden, CT
March 12-13
Long Island Science & Engineering Fair Crest Hollow Country Club
Woodbury, NY
March 13

Santa Cruz County Science & Engineering Fair

Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA

March 18

Salt Lake Valley Science & Engineering Fair University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
March 18-20
Northern Indiana Regional Science & Engineering Fair University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN
March 22
 Regina Regional Science Fair University of Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
 April 3-4
 State Science & Engineering Fair of Florida Lakeland Center
Lakeland, FL
 April 9