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

  • 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.
     

  • Learn technology-based skills that will help during the science research process as well as during college and beyond, including:

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

    • Becoming skilled at Microsoft Word and/or Google Docs

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

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

  • 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.
     

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

  • 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.
     

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

  • Challenge yourself to not only determine what insight and knowledge was gained from your results but also determine what needs to be done next to continue to learn from your research and take it to the next level.
     

  • Build strong communication skills in order to be able to present your research effectively.
     

  • Prepare thoroughly so that you can explain and defend your research when being challenged by professionals, from that field, that serve as science fair judges.
     

  • 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.
     

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