60th Colorado Science and Engineering
Happy Diamond Anniversary!!
Hosted by the College of Natural Sciences Education & Outreach Center at Colorado State University.
The 60th Colorado Science and Engineering Fair will be held April 9 - 11, 2015 in the newly rennovated Lory Student Center at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Read about the history of the Colorado Science and Engineering Fair here.
To participate in the Colorado Science and Engineering Fair, a student must first be chosen by their Regional Science Fair. All students must also adhere by the rules and regulations regarding pre-college student research as set by the Society for Science & the Public and the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair's Scientific Review Committee.
Check out the interview of CSEF Alumni with 9News!
Results from the 2014 CSEF Grand Awards and Special Awards can be found in the Press Release.
Dr. Meier presented imagery from NASA and other satellites to demonstrate how these data are improving our understanding of climate change and variability; this is particularly true in the polar regions, where satellite resources are essential for monitoring the rapidly changing climate. Dr. Meier's talk took place on Friday, April 11th in the Lory Student Center Theater at Colorado State University.
Grand Award Judges - Conflict of Interest Policy
Starting with the 2014 CSEF all grand award judges must comply with the Conflict of Interest Policy to ensure a fair judging environment and avoid any possible conflicts of interest, perceived or actual. To this end, we ask that anyone involved in any capacity with a Regional Science Fair that is affiliated with CSEF (e.g., sponsor, teacher, relative of a student or judge at the regional level) disclose this information when they register as a grand award judge with CSEF.
CSEF Alumni Wins at BioGENEius Competition
Logan Collins, the 2014 CSEF 1st Place Best of CSEF Senior Division Project winner took second place at the BioGENEius Challenge on June 25 in San Diego, CA. Logan also won Best of Category at the 2014 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in May.
CSEF Alumni at White House Science Fair
Two Colorado Science and Engineering Fair alumni took part in the White House Science Fair on April 22, 2013. Sara Volz,2013 Intel Science Talent Search winner from Colorado Springs and Easton LaChappelle, 2013 CSEF representative to the Intel ISEF from Mancos were chosen to participate in last year's event. Watch their interviews with LeVar Burton and Bill Nye on You Tube. Also see Easton's interview with President Obama on You Tube.
CSEF Alumni Focus of USA Today Article & Intel YouTube Video
Sara Volz and others like her are the focus of an article in USA Today talking about how our young scientists, engineers and mathematicians need to be celebrated and encouraged just the way Olympic athletes are. Sara is also featured in a YouTube Video that shows what she is doing a year after winning the Intel Science Talent Search.
CSEF Alumni on TEDxTalks
CSEF Alumni, Intel ISEF & Intel Science Talent Search award winner Sara Volz shares her experience with science fair research projects in this TEDxTalk.
CSEF Alumni & Intel ISEF award winner Easton LaChappelle talks about his robotic arm engineering project in this TEDxTalk.
Future CSEF Dates
The Colorado Science and Engineering Fair is scheduled based on the CSU academic calendar and is always the 12th week of the semester, which starts the day after Martin Luther King Day in January. Future CSEF dates should be:
2016: April 7 - 9
2017: April 6 - 8
2018: April 5 - 7
2019: April 11 - 13
2020: April 9 - 11
Historical Items Needed!!
The Colorado State Science Fair, Inc. Board of Directors is looking to add to the CSEF archives, housed at the Morgan Library at Colorado State University. If anyone has items that might be a great addition to the collection, please contact Elemer
Bernath, CSEF Historian.
International Science and Engineering Fair News
Colorado Students to Attend the
Intel ISEF in Los Angeles, CA
The following students attended the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair May 11 - 16, 2014 representing the Colorado Science and Engineering Fair and 10 of the 13 Regional Science Fairs. Read about the awards they won here.