Welcome to the New Haven Public Schools Science Fair Program!
The New Haven Science Fair Program was started in 1995 with seven test schools. This past year over 8,000 New Haven students and 43 schools participated, utilizing more than 160 volunteers for mentoring, presenting, and judging. The program is dedicated to improving the quality of education, particularly science and math education, in New Haven Public Schools.
The New Haven Science Fair Program is truly a partnership involving businesses, universities, associations, foundations, and private citizens working with teachers, students, administrators, and students' parents. The goal of the program is to work with children and teachers from PreK through grade 12 to help them carry out investigative hands-on science fair projects in order to promote skills in critical thinking, scientific process, and communication.
In 2001-2002, the New Haven Science Fair Mentor Program was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring--the only PreK-12 program in the country to receive this prestigious award. In 2003, New Haven was recognized as an All-America City on the basis of the accomplishments of three programs in New Haven, including the Olin Yale-Bayer-NHPS Partnership.