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    Sarasota County Schools strives to continue our long-standing commitment to stimulating student, teacher and public interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) with the annual county STEM Fair. The format of the 2022-2023 STEM fair will have both virtual and in-person elements. Sarasota County public, charter, and private school students, grades 3-12, are encouraged to participate in school-based STEM Fairs. Each participating school enters their top projects into the Regional competition, where students in grades 6-12 may be chosen to advance to the State Science and Engineering Fair (SSEF) and/or the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).

    Elementary Information (grades 3-5)

    Middle and High Information (grades 6-12)

    Important Dates

    • September-December: Students complete projects
    • October-January: Open Registration for Judges (see below for the link to volunteer to be a judge)
    • February 6-9, 2023: ROUND 1 Judging: Online Judging
    • February 23, 2023: ROUND 2 Judging: In-Person Final Judging at Robarts Arena
    • February 23, 2023: Family EXPO and Award Night at Robarts Arena
    • April 4-6: State Science and Engineering Fair (SSEF) in Lakeland, FL
    • May 13-19: International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Dallas, TX

    We are looking for community support for judging our student projects.  The virtual aspects of this year’s STEM Fair will offer a much more flexible opportunity for you to help.  Student projects, with virtual displays and videos, will be available from February 6-9, 2023 for judging. You can judge at your convenience on your own device. 

    Would you like to be a judge?  Click the link below to learn how to register All questions or inquiries about our STEM Fair can be directed to STEMFAIR@sarasotacountyschools.net

    Directions to Register as a Judge

    Judge Registration on zFairs