The Connecticut STEM Foundation, Inc. is an all-volunteer non-profit organization. Our mission is to foster interest among all Connecticut high school students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by providing experiences for them to present their original research and interact with like-minded students and professionals.
Our mission is to engage pre-college Connecticut students from diverse backgrounds in multiple Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) activities, provide opportunities for them to interact with like-minded students, mentors and STEM professionals and provide support for them and their teachers.
In addition to sponsoring the Connecticut STEM Fair each year, the CT STEM Foundation has supported advanced teacher training, has held some extraordinary events for students to see the practical application of science via field trips and lectures, and has two scholarship programs: one for high school seniors participating in the current annual Fair and a second for undergraduate students who need financial help to participate in a summer STEM program..
For more information, sponsorship opportunities, or how to make an individual financial or in- kind donation, please visit www.CtSTEMfoundation.org. We are an IRS 501(c)(3) organization. Follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.
About the Connecticut STEM Fair
The Connecticut STEM Fair was started in 2001 and has grown rapidly over the last 15 years. The 2016 fair was held at Darien High School in Darien, CT and showcased the original research of more than 250 students and the participation of a similar number of judges, science and technology professionals drawn from our communities. A key element of the Fair is comprehensive interactive judging of all entrants.
The Fair promotes critical thinking skills, and motivates students to pursue science and engineering after high school. Students receive awards in four scientific categories: health, physical, environmental, and behavioral. Within each category, awards are given for both completed projects and research proposals. The Fair is supported in part by the Sexauer Foundation. The 2018 Fair will be held at Amity Regional High School in Woodbridge, CT on Saturday February 3, 2018.