Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair

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The Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair (PRSEF) is the third oldest science fair in the United States. It celebrated its 69th year of open competition of research projects in the fields of science, engineering and mathematics on March 30–31, 2007. At which time over 900 student grades 6-12 from over 100 schools within Western Pennsylvania competed for over $550,000 in scholarships and prizes. The Science fair is open to any student grades 6-12 in 26 different counties within Western Pennsylvania and Northern West Virginia.


To facilitate workforce readiness and career awareness by providing an opportunity for students to:

  • apply math and science content while igniting a desire for advanced learning in these areas
  • assist schools in meeting the State and National Standards
  • communicate their research to an audience; and
  • connect students with professionals from the various fields of science and engineering.

The goals of the Science Fair are to:

  • facilitate partnerships between state and regional science competitions to better serve the students.
  • implement education programs to assist students and teachers in the Science Fair process
  • foster community awareness of regional opportunities in science and technology; and
  • partner students with industry and academia through mentorships, internships, and scholarships.

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