UO Science and Invention Fair 2018
March 3, 2018
Wilamette Hall, University of Oregon
BIG NEWS! Big Changes! New Opportunities!
This year, the UO Science and Invention Fair will be held on the same day as the Central Western Oregon Science Expo (CWOSE), also know as the local Intel Science Fair and we're parterning with the CWOSE fair to provide students with some great opportunities to win scholarships and prizes. So what does this mean? Well, this year the UO Fair will move to be exclusively for K-5th grade students. Students in grades 6-12 will sign up for the CWOSE fair. Never fear, though, the SPICE science fair project development workshops will still be offered to area elementary AND middle school students. We will update the content of the workshops for middle school students to reflect the requirements of the CWOSE fair.
Wait?! Why change a good thing? Because, we want you to have the opportunity to win the bigger (and prestigious) prizes offered at the Intel Fair. CWOSE has prizes and college scholarship awards for outstanding projects sponsored by the American Metrological Society, the American Psychological Association, Association fro Women Geoscientists and MANY MORE! AND if you win at the CWOSE fair, you get to go on to compete at the Intel Northwest Science Expo in Portland on april 13th, 2018!
Don't worry, you can still stroll on over the UO fair on March 3rd to snag a bag of popcorn and try out the activity tables. Also, the CWOSE folks give you a free lunch, so it's win-win.
The 2018 UO Science and Invention Fair is a chance for children of all ages to develop an enthusiasm for science by designing and carrying out their own experiment. The fair is open to all Lane County children in grades K-5. Children in grades 6-12 can sign up with our partners at the Central Western Science Expo.
Both fairs will be held on the UO Campus March 3, 2018. This event is open to the public and family friendly. It is our goal to make science fun and accessible for all children. We think of this fair as an introductory event designed to encourage student's interest in science. To that end, we have sought to make the rules and requirements of this event as simple and straightforward as possible.
This fair is open to all members of the public. Even if you are not entering a project, come and have fun learning new things!
Flyer coming soon in English and Spanish
The UO Science and Invention fair is pleased to provide workshops on Science Fair project development in local K-8 schools and with partners like the Eugene Public Library and the Springfield Libraries. Dates of future public workshops will be posted here soon.
Workshops cover topics such as the scientific method, choosing a project topic, research questions design, project planning, data anlaysis and project presentation.
Want to learn more about the workshops or sign your classroom/group up for free workshops? Check out our workshop page here.
Would you like to volunteer as a workshop instructor? Check out our volunteer instructor sign up page here.
Volunteer at the Fair!
Registration, Fees & Scholarships
Registration is open! Click here to register. There is a $20 registration fee. This is the only fee associated with the fair. SPICE wants to ensure that all students who want to are able to participate in the science fair. For that reason financial hardship scholarships are available. To request a scholarship simply check the scholarship box on your application form.
Submit the application form and your registration fee (you do not need to submit a fee if you are requesting a scholarship) to:
OCO/SPICE, Science Fair, 1274 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97402 or Fax (541) 346-4315 or email email@example.com
Questions should be directed to the science fair coordinator Brandy Todd (541) 346-4313 or firstname.lastname@example.org