STANYS New York State Science Congress 2023 (@ MOST)
currently planned for Sunday June 11th, 2023, in person.
Registration will open for Student winners March 1, 2023.
Registration usually closes in May
Top 7th grade - 12th grade winners of NYS ISEF Regional Science
& Engineering Fairs advance to this program.
Information about hotel accommodations will be posted on the MOST Science Congress web site!
LOCATION: Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology (MOST) at 500 S. Franklin St., Syracuse, NY 13202 ( map link )
ABOUT THE SCIENCE CONGRESS
The NYS Science Congress is a culminating event for students who have been given high honor recognition by a NYS regional science fair. It is from these official fairs that NYS Science Congress receives participating students - they win in to attend. Most of NYS Regional Science Fairs are Society for Science /ISEF affiliated science fairs, part of a worldwide network, and are the first step to competing at national events such as the Regeneron ISEF and Broadcom MASTERS. Society for Science is a champion for science, dedicated to expanding scientific literacy, effective STEM education and scientific research.
You can get a listing of the official NYS regional science fairs with additional information at the following site. Society for Science: https://findafair.societyforscience.org/ . Just select NYS from the menu. Most Science Fairs are affiliated with ISEF (International Science and Engineering Fair) which is related to Society for Science. There are a few non ISEF affiliated fairs such as the Southern Tier Science Fair held at Broom County Community College - and their best students are added to the NY Science Congress invitation.
2022 Science Congress Awardees
"Getting the NYS Science Congress Science Fair button back on the MOST outreach page is a project that is currently underway. Our goal is to have the event in person at the MOST. We have plenty of space for spacing out projects and the MOST is open to the public with sufficient signage to direct visitors to follow proper COVID protocol."
INFORMATIONAL GUIDELINES FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS
Scheduled Date - Sunday, June 11th at the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology (MOST) in Syracuse, NY.
Contact Person- Peter Plumley, firstname.lastname@example.org
The State Science Congress has a junior and a senior division. Students may work alone or in a team of up to three participants.
HOW TO QUALIFY FOR THE STATE SCIENCE CONGRESS:
(1) Chosen from a Regional Science Congress
(2) If there is no Regional Science Congress in the student’s area, he or she may be sponsored by a local public or private school.
Direct entry sponsored student research must be sent to the State Director by March 31st of the year of the competition. The State Science Congress Committee will make the final decision as to whether the student can compete. All rules and regulations must be followed. Check the STANYS website (www.stanys.org) for the nearest Science Congress and to download all forms.
TEACHER AND ADULT SPONSORS: Every student must have a teacher sponsor in the school where he/she is enrolled. Parents/guardians, friends, or any other adult mentor cannot sponsor the student to our fair. HOWEVER, any qualified adult may act as a research mentor for the student. This adult sponsor is the person who is directly involved with the student and his/her research and may be a parent. The adult sponsor is responsible for the safety of the student at all times.
STANYS SCIENCE CONGRESS SECTION APPROVAL FORM: All participants must submit the official science congress approval form. The safety of the student investigator and human subjects must be carefully monitored by the adult sponsor.
STUDENTS MUST DO ALL WORK: Sponsors may help in planning and advising, but parents, teachers, or friends may not actually design, conduct or build the project. Abuses of this rule will result in disqualification. All students are expected to be able to answer questions regarding the design and development of every phase of their projects. All portions of the abstract and research paper must be the original work of the student.
Science Congress Event Schedule TBA
Informational LetTers & Required Forms
Please view and read each of the items below:
NYSSC Letter - Section Chair and Science Congress Director (pdf) - General letter to individuals running local science fairs.
NYSSC Letter - Regional Congress Finalist (pdf)
NYSSC SCORING RUBRIC (pdf) - Judging criteria and point system used by the judges.
NYSSC REGIONAL SCIENCE CONGRESS REPORT / Fair Director Form (online form) - Local Science Fair Chairs indicate which students will be attending the State Science Fair and person responsible for fee payment.
NYSSC PROJECT ADVISOR/MENTOR APPROVAL FORM (online form)- Student provides information about research and approval by parent, Advisor and/or Mentor
NYSSC STUDENT REGISTRATION FORM (online form) -Student provides identifying information about themselves, their Advisor, the project and along with verification of research.
About the NYSSC Student Registration Form - On the above form students will provide information about themselves and their project advisor, basic contact information, whether they will be attending in person or virtually, project information and a media waiver option.
In addition the Student Registration Form includes fields for:
NYSSC MEDICAL RELEASE INFORMATION - Parent provides relative emergency medical information.
NYSSC REGISTRATION FEE INFORMATION- Student provides information about the party responsible for the fee payment. Information as to payment is also included.
NYSSC CHAPERONE & GUEST INFORMATION - Student provides information about chaperone and number of guests. Information as to payment is also included.