The State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida is a three-day display of science project exhibits prepared by aspiring scientists and engineers in grades six through twelve. More than 900 Finalists display projects illustrating their research in competition of awards.
The main objective of the SSEF are to:
- Recognize scientific talent in young people;
- Introduce students to organized research;
- Provide teachers a forum for the exchange of ideas;
- Focus attention on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)
thus stimulating student, teacher, and public interest.
During the event, students have the opportunity to share their ideas with one another, increase personal development in scientific and technological areas, gain self-confidence in problem-solving skills, and participate in educational field trips and tours of local areas of interest.