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 5,904 participants at 107 Public and Private School fairs. 1,193 participants at 9 District Fairs (Central, Hawaii East, Hawaii West, HAIS, Honolulu, Kauai, Leeward, Maui, Windward).
2018 State Science Fair
Science Fair Announcements
The 61st Hawaii State Science & Engineering Fair (HSSEF) will be held at the Hawaii Convention Center March 28-30, 2018:
- Wednesday, March 28th: Setup
- Thursday, March 29th: Judging
- Friday, March 30th: Visitation Day & Awards Ceremony
HSSEF Student Participants: Please remember to bring your completed Media Release and Conduct Forms to the Fair.
2017 HSSEF AWARD WINNERS
GRAND AWARDS, SENIOR DIVISION GRAND AWARDS, JUNIOR DIVISION 1st Place – Davey Huang, Iolani School 1st Place - Summer Royal, Stevenson Middle School 2nd Place – Samuel Cadotte, Iolani School 2nd Place - Kyungbong Ko & Skye Miyauchi, Washington Middle School 3rd Place – Roshani Jha, Roosevelt High School 3rd Place - Kaitlynn Weiss, Kailua Intermediate School