2019 Awards & Photos

March 28, 2019

Thank you to our local educators, experts, and engineers!

Fair photos from this past weekend are now available! Click here for a look at the full day of events… judges meeting students with their projects, the Shrinking Plastics! workshops as they unfolded, the BT-BOCES, TechWorks, and Lockheed-Martin afternoon activities, and the final award ceremony. The list of 2019 STSSF medals and awards is also now available.

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Last Chance to Register!

March 16, 2019

Just a quick reminder to any students interested in participating in the 2019 STSS Fair on March 23rd… Noon on Sunday March 17th is the final deadline to register. Just go to the Student Online Registration page to register!

We’re ready for all the great projects about to come our way! See you soon!


Don’t Forget to Register!!

March 11, 2019

There’s still time to register for this year’s Southern Tier Scholastic Science Fair which will take place Saturday March 23rd at SUNY Broome Community College! Sunday March 17th at noon is the registration deadline, but be sure to register by Tuesday (3/12/19) to get the free T-shirt. Just click Student Online Registration and fill out the form to register.

Last year’s fair participants explore human anatomy using SUNY Broome’s Anatomage table with Health Science instructors.

As always, area scientists are excited to see the projects students will present this year! BU and SUNY Chemists look forward to sharing their polystyrene exploration in the morning workshop. And we’ve got some great activities planned during the pre-award afternoon session!


Thank You Donors/Sponsors

March 8, 2019

As we approach the 2019 Science Fair, we’d like to thank all of our returning donors and sponsors! Also, welcome to our new contributors, The Women’s Institute at SUNY Broome, UHS, and Miller Auto. We are honored by the local support this community has given in the past and continues to provide going forward. It is greatly appreciated!! The fair wouldn’t be quite what it is without the support.

Fair participants… Don’t forget that students must register by Tuesday, March 12th to receive a free STSSF T-shirt! Late registrants will be accepted up until the late registration deadline of Sunday, March 17th at noon. Also, be sure to check out the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) of the site if you have outstanding questions, and be aware of our new check-in location in the newly renovated Calice Advanced Manufacturing Center (CC). See below.


Shrinking Plastics: The Amazing Journey of Polystyrene!

March 8, 2019

The word plastic comes from the Greek word meaning “able to be molded”. Plastics are popular materials because they can be molded or shaped in many different ways. In this year’s Science Fair morning workshop, we will discuss the use of plastics in general and experiment with polystyrene in particular. Polystyrene is the household plastic #6, generally used in deli containers. It can be heated, stretched, and cooled to mold it into different shapes. We will conclude by turning a piece of plastic into a piece of art.

This is coordinated by members of the SUNY Broome Chemistry Department and the Chemistry Outreach Program Team of Binghamton University.


Sigma Xi Welcomes Two New Members

February 28, 2019

Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society, is the international honor society of science and engineering and a major sponsor of the Southern Tier Scholastic Science Fair. One of the oldest and largest scientific organizations in the world, Sigma Xi has a distinguished history of service to science and society for more than one hundred and twenty five years.

To be nominated for membership within the society, an individual must show noteworthy achievement as an original investigator in a field of pure or applied science to be nominated for membership. We are very happy to congratulate Amanda Roome and Rita Spathis from our neighboring SUNY center, Binghamton University, on their induction as Full Members to Sigma Xi! Our local Sigma Xi Chapter welcomes them!

Interested readers please click on either researcher’s name above for a bio and a short list of peer reviewed publications by our new inductees.


Registration is Open!!

February 15, 2019

It is time to register for the Southern Tier Scholastic Science Fair (STSSF) taking place on Saturday, March 23rd!! The student registration form is now available and can be accessed by navigating to the Student Online Registration page. Please be aware that this form will not be submitted until you click on the “Submit” button at the bottom of the online registration form. Also, please note that students must register by Tuesday, March 12th to receive a free STSSF T-shirt! Late registrants will be accepted up until the late registration deadline of Sunday, March 17th at noon.

Judge registration is open as well! Our judge registration form and other information for judges can be found in the Judges section of this site.

The AT Atrium awaits the hustle and bustle of all scientists – fair competitors and judges!