To encourage student, parents and teachers to take a more
active interest in the study of science by providing a curricular
opportunity for students to conduct and publicly present an independent
To provide an opportunity for students who are interested
in science to do science.
To encourage and highlight
the use of “scientific” process and the fundamental principles of science as students are guided
in their development of a topic, complete the required research, and conduct
experiment or inquiry that shows an understanding for many of the
processes of science.
To encourage parents, teachers and the greater scientific
community in the guidance of science students.
To make available an
opportunity to recognize “student” scientists.
To awaken the
interest of the public in the scientific ability of its youngest
To encourage excellence in science and engineering.
To present an educational
experience for top student participants through exposure to expert
To engage the corporate community in recognizing outstanding students
in technological and scientific fields.