• STEM Fair Logo

    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 2021-2022 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
    • January 31-February 6, 2022:  Round 1 Virtual Judging
    • February 24, 2022: Round 2 In-person Judging and Evening Family EXPO with Award Recognition

    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 January 31 to February 6, 2022, for Round 1 judging. You can judge at your convenience on your own device. Round 2 judging will take place in person at Robart’s Arena in Sarasota.* 

    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 

    *Events and/or dates subject to change as directed by Sarasota County School Board

    How to Register to Become a Judge