The 2019 Hawaii State Science & Engineering Fair

April 8 - 10, 2019             Hawaii Convention Center

The Academy sponsored the first Science Fair in Hawaii in 1958 known at that time as the "Hawaiian Science Fair."   Now referred to as the Hawaii State Science & Engineering Fair (HSSEF), students conduct scientific research, prepare a display board explaining the research, and present their findings to individual scientists, community groups and related organizations at the annual fair.  Competition begins at the school level where advancement of selected projects move on to District Fairs.  A percentage of selected projects at District are given the opportunity to compete for cash, scholarships and other awards at the State Science Fair where the top 5 projects are selected to represent the State of Hawaii at the International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) held in May of each year.  Currently, there are approximately 6,000 participants across over 100 Public and Private School fairs, with about 30% advancing to compete at one of nine District Fairs (Central, Hawaii East, Hawaii West, HAIS, Honolulu, Kauai, Leeward, Maui, Windward).

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE HAWAII DELEGATION AT THE 2018 ISEF!

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2018 ISEF GRAND AWARD WINNERS

3RD PLACE IN SYSTEMS SOFTWARE
Samuel Cadotte, Kalaheo High School
Using SONAR, LIDAR, and Computer Vision to Assist the Visually-Impaired
$1,000 Award

3RD PLACE IN ANIMAL SCIENCE
Sonja Giardina, Hilo High School
Effect of Fragmentation, Isolation, and Bleaching on Coral Reef Fish Assemblages
$1,000 Award

4TH PLACE IN BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE
Benjamin Weiss & Kaitlynn Weiss, Kalaheo High School
Improving Facial Expression Recognition in Parkinson's Disease Using Meditation
$500 Award

2018 ISEF SPECIAL AWARD WINNERS

NATIONAL ANTI-VIVISECTION SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP
Erin Kajihiro, Moanalua High School
Development of Animal Component-Free Media for the Cryopreservation of Drosophila S2 Cells
$10,000 Award

ORACLE ACADEMY SCHOLARSHIP
Samuel Cadotte, Kalaheo High School
Using SONAR, LIDAR, and Computer Vision to Assist the Visually-Impaired
$5,000 Award



CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE 2018 HSSEF PARTICIPANTS!

2018 HSSEF AWARD WINNERS

GRAND AWARDS, SENIOR DIVISION                                                                      GRAND AWARDS, JUNIOR DIVISION                                                     

1st Place – Samuel Cadotte, Kalaheo High School                                                    1st Place - Paul Varricatt, Hilo Intermediate School               

2nd Place – Benjamin Weiss and Kaitlynn Weiss, Kalaheo High School                  2nd Place - Zoey Duan, Stevenson Middle School

3rd Place – Erin Kajihiro, Moanalua High School                                                       3rd Place - Jasmine Cadotte, Kailua Intermediate School

 List of all Grand Award Winners                                                                                                                          List of Award Winners by District                                                                                                                        List of Award Winners by Project                                                                                                                          List of Award Winners by School                                                                                                                      


Hawaii News Now - Hawaii students head to International Science and Engineering Fair

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