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)
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