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.

So far, the Biophysical Society plans to give out the Biophysics Award for the best biophysics-related project at the fairs listed below in 2015. To volunteer as a judge at a fair listed below, please contact the Society Office at  Additionally, BPS will sponsor an award at  regional and state science fairs where members are willing to judge.  This is an excellent opportunities for members who are already volunteering at their local events to raise awareness of the field of biophysics.   

Interested in being a judge at your local science fair? CLICK HERE

Science Fair

Location Date
Philadelphia Area
George Washington Carver Science Fair Temple University
Philadelphia, PA
March 10
Delaware Valley Science Fair Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
Philadelphia, PA
April 1
Baltimore/DC Metro Area

 Northern Virginia Regional Science Fair

Wakefield High School
Arlington, VA
March 6-8
 Anne Arundel County Regional Science & Engineering FairNorth County High School
Annapolis, MD
March 7
Montgomery County Science Fair (ScienceMONTGOMERY) FDA White Oak Campus
Silver Spring, MD
March 13-14
Fairfax County Regional Science Fair Robinson Secondary School
Fairfax, VA
March 20-22                
San Francisco Bay & San Diego Areas
 Contra Costa County Science Fair Los Medanos College
Pittsburg, CA
Alameda County Science and Engineering Fair  Alameda County Fair Grounds
Pleasanton, CA
March 21-22
 San Francisco Bay Area Science Fair San Francisco County Fair Building
San Francisco, CA
March 24-26
Greater San Diego Science & Engineering Fair Balboa Park Activity Center
San Diego, CA
March 24-29
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 7-12
Worcester Regional Science & Engineering Fair, Inc. Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA
March 14
Other Locations
NEOH STEM Alliance STEM Project Fair Kent State University
Kent, OH
January 24
Science Engineering Fair of Houston University of Houston
Houston, TX
February 28
Northern Indiana Regional Science & Engineering FairUniversity of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN
February 28
New York City Science and Engineering FairCity College of New York
New York, NY 
March 1 & 24
Santa Cruz County Science & Engineering FairSanta Cruz County Fair Grouds
Aptos, CA
March 7
Connecticut Science & Engineering FairQuinnipiac University
Hamden, CT
March 10-14
Long Island Science & Engineering FairCrest Hollow Country Club
Woodbury, NY
March 12
Salt Lake Valley Science & Engineering FairUniversity of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
March 24-27
State Science & Engineering Fair of FloridaLakeland Center
Lakeland, FL
March 31-April 2
Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Sciences Region 7 FairPenn State University
University Park, PA
May 17-19
New Haven Science FairYale University

New Haven, CT

May 11-13 
Regina Regional Science FairUniversity of Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada