Start Experimenting! It’s Time for the 2014 Southern Tier Scholastic Science Fair!

January 16, 2014

The 2014 STSSF will be held on Saturday, March 15 at SUNY Broome Community College.  This year we have online registration! You can access the registration form by clicking on the “STUDENT ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM” link (in the column on the right side of this page).  After you complete the registration, you will be automatically directed to the receipt page where you can print and mail your receipt and $15 payment. You can click on the form to check it out before you submit it.  It will not be submitted until you click on the “Submit” button at the bottom of the page.  Please be sure to complete the entire form when you register.  You must complete and submit the “STUDENT ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM” to be registered for the fair. There is a place on the form for you to cut and paste your abstract or project summary. The form will automatically adjust for this when you click on “Senior” or “Junior” division.  Please complete your online registration by midnight on March 3rd.

If you have any questions about the online registration, please email:

The project categories are:

Computer Sciences: software or hardware development.

Engineering Sciences: design and fabrication of useful devices or the investigation of properties of materials.

Life Sciences: biology, zoology, botany, ecology or aspects of pure or applied medicine.

Physical Sciences: physics, chemistry, mathematics, earth sciences, and oceanography.

Mathematics: pure or applied mathematics

We are working on new prizes and new activities for the 2014 STSSF!  We are excited to see you and your project on March 15th!

2014 STSSF Update

October 17, 2013

ImageThe 12th Annual Southern Tier Scholastic Science Fair will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at SUNY Broome Community College.  This year we will have online registration for the fair. Please check back in early December for updated forms and more details. We look forward to seeing you and your project at the fair!

2014 STSSF

September 21, 2013

Please check back in November for information about the 2014 Southern Tier Scholastic Science Fair.  The fair will be held in March 2014, date to be announced. Coming in 2014 – online registration!

Thanks To Everyone Who Participated In The 2013 STSSF!

March 3, 2013

It was a great day at the 2013 STSSF! Thanks to all of the students, teachers, parents, sponsors and volunteers who made the 2013 Southern Tier Scholastic Science Fair a success!  It was our biggest fair ever with lots of great science and really amazing projects. (And we managed to eat 608 pieces of pizza.)


A complete list of award winners can be found here: 2013 STSSF Awards

Photos from the fair can be found here: 2013 STSSF Photos

Thanks to Dr. Bill Hollister for taking these great photos.

We hope you will join us again in 2014!

2013 STSSF Workshop and Activities

February 11, 2013

We have some great things planned for you at the 2013 STSSF!

When you are not meeting with the judges, you can take part in our workshop entitled: “What You Know That Isn’t So: An Exploration of Discrepant Events in Science.” Are you wondering what a discrepant event is?  Check out these videos for some examples:

Then, while the judges are reviewing their results (and you are enjoying some pizza), you can take part in any or all of the following activities:

  • Whatever the weather! Depending on weather conditions, come launch a weather balloon or take microphotography of snowflakes or learn about microclimates around the campus.  Location:  Quad outside Applied Technology Building
  • Back by popular demand! Waterman Conservation Education Center will have Birds of Prey for an up close and informative presentation on all things related to Raptors.  Location:  AT117
  • Solar Astronomy:  Use a filtered telescope to safely view the surface of the sun.  Location: Outside between Decker and Applied Technology Buildings





We have new awards and new prizes and we look forward to seeing your science projects at the fair. Please be sure to try to get your registration in by February 18th!

The 2013 STSSF Workshop

January 31, 2013

Hello, Science Students!  The 2013 STSSF will be held on Saturday, March 2nd at BCC. This year students will have the opportunity to participate in a workshop entitled:  “What You Know That Isn’t So: An Exploration of Discrepant Events in Science.”

The workshop will be led by Dr. Tracy Curtis from the Biology Department at Broome Community College. A discrepant event is one that surprises and puzzles the observer.  A discrepant event is unexpected and does not usually seem to follow the rules of science.  At this workshop you will have the opportunity to use your problem-solving and critical thinking skills to discover the reasons for some discrepant events.


We have lots of other great things planned for you and, of course, you will have the chance to tell our judges about your science project! Please be sure to get your registration in by February 18th. We look forward to seeing you on March 2nd!

Are you ready for the 2013 STSSF?

November 19, 2012

It is time to start working on your project for the 2013 STSSF! The fair will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Broome Community College. The STSSF Committee is working on designing some great activities and workshops for you and we can’t wait to see your projects.

Registration forms are now available and must be submitted by Monday, February 18th. Please check back in January 2013 for more information about what you can expect at the 2013 STSSF!


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