Benefits of planning, carrying out and presenting
a science research project.

Content-related knowledge, understanding and critical thinking:

  • Have the opportunity to study a topic that interests you and build a strong foundation of general knowledge in your chosen area.

  • Learn how to find, read and understand the content and procedures in professional research “journal” articles.

  • Challenge yourself to not only determine what insight and knowledge was gained from your project but also determine what needs to be done next.
     

Technology-based skills:

  • Master Microsoft PowerPoint and/or Google Slides as a presentation tool

  • Become skilled at Microsoft Word and/or Google Docs

  • Understand how to use Microsoft Excel and/or Google Sheets

  • Learn how to organize and analyze scientific data in order to draw conclusions from your research.
     

Networking and Presentation skills:

  • Learn how to create a resume/C.V. in order to appropriately reach out to professional scientists, engineers, medical and mental health professionals, as potential mentors to assist with designing a project.

  • Build verbal and visual presentation skills to communicate information in a professional, enthusiastic fashion to a wide variety of audiences.

  • Build strong communication skills in order to be able to explain and defend your research when being challenged by professionals, from that field, that serve as science fair judges.
     

Lifelong skills:

  • Develop time management skills so that you can effectively undertake a large research project while balancing additional academic and extracurricular responsibilities that occur concurrently.

  • Increase creativity, flexibility, resourcefulness and self-confidence while also building critical thinking and problem-solving skills to overcome the different challenges that occur during all research projects.

  • Full immersion in the planning of an advanced research project as well as carrying out all stages allowed within science fair guidelines.

  • Make a difference by helping others, such as the younger students in the program, during the different stages of their research.

  • Have the opportunity to be recognized and potentially win awards at local, state, national and international competitions.

  • Be able to highlight and utilize the numerous skills listed above to help gain acceptance into college, as well as programs during college and job opportunities.