2017 Rome Science Fairs

The 60th Annual Rome Science Fair will be held at 8:00am on Saturday, March 11th at the Rome Free Academy. More than sixty students will present their projects in the pursuit of knowledge and competitive prizes. The fair will be open to the public from 11:30 – 1pm and the public awards ceremony will begin at 1pm. “Curiosity” is the theme of the science fair this year.
Prizes are offered in 14 categories and 6 grades at the senior science fair. Companies and organizations kindly sponsoring the fair include: Advanced Technology Group, Alion Science and Technology, AmeriCu Credit Union, Association of Old Crows, Bartell Machinery Systems, Birnie Bus Services, Booz Allen Hamilton, Byrne Dairy, Deployed Resources, Friends of Science, Interactive Engineering Solutions, Kicks for Kids Foundation, Maniac Consulting, Mohawk Glen Imaging, Revere Copper Products, Rome Fire Department Benevolent Association, Rome Rotary Club, Rome Sentinel, Rome Teachers Association, and SUNY Poly Foundation.
The SUNY Poly Foundation will provide a generous $2,000 scholarship to attend SUNY Poly for the grand prize. Booz Allen Hamilton will provide the second and third grand prizes of $400 and $200 respectively. In each grade or category the first place award is $100 and the second place award is $50.
The Science Fair at the New York State School for the Deaf (NYSSD) will be Wednesday, March 8th at noon. The Rome Sentinel is sponsoring 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes of $100, $75, $50 for the senior grades and $75, $50, $25 for the junior grades of the science fair at the NYSSD.
The Junior Science Fair will occur Tuesday, February 28th at 3pm. Judging will take place from 3-4 and the fair will open to families at 4pm. The Kicks for Kids Foundation is sponsoring the Jr. Science Fair prizes. 1st and 2nd place prizes of $50 and $25 will be awarded in each of the Display, Demonstration and Experiment categories, and to the best projects in 5th grade and 6th grade.
The Rome Academy of Sciences was chartered by the New York State Board of Regents in 1966 and aims to increase education and knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in the Rome City School District area. The Academy presents the science fairs for grades 5 through 12, presents lectures by various speakers at public events throughout the year, awards the Rome Science Hall of Fame every July, and provides scholarships to students based on their academic performance in the maths and sciences. All Academy of Sciences events and projects are run by volunteers and the Academy is a 501(c)3 non-profit. Membership and organization information are available at https://romescience.org and on Facebook at “Rome Academy of Sciences”.