Connecticut Science Fair
The Connecticut Science Fair is a yearly (March), statewide science and engineering fair open to all 7th through 12th grade students residing, or enrolled, in Connecticut schools and several New York towns. An important objective of the program is to attract young people to careers in science while developing skills essential to critical thinking. Through science fair participation, students are encouraged to pursue independent work using proper research methods. For more information visit
Each year CSTA presents a $500 award to the eighth grade winners of the Connecticut Science Fair in the divisions of physical science and life science. This award is made possible through a bequest to the organization from Marty Tafel.