Organizing a successful Science & Engineering Fair takes a lot of volunteers. We recommend that you start forming a committee at least 4 months before your fair. Take a look at the committee member positions and roles that we’ve found ideal. If you only have 2-3 committee members, then divide and conquer!
Now that you have the principal on board with your school’s Science & Engineering Fair, it’s time to get others on board to set essential dates and reserve rooms. The sooner, the better. Be sure to include school administrators and parents (or PTA, PTSA, PTO, etc.) when evaluating dates. They might have insights on events that are in the pipeline that you might need to consider. The table below summarizes a few ideas for essential fair events, timing, and venue.
As a Fair Organizer, there are a number of activities that you can plan to help inspire students to explore Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) projects. Here are the essentials…
Your very first step to organize a Science & Engineering Fair at your school: Meet with the Principal. Be sure s/he is on board and included in essential logistical decisions. S/he’ll help set you on a path to success.