Grades: K-12

Our own home grown and non-competitive Festival of Science and Technology. Now in its 8th year, it is a fabulous starting point for promising young scientists to display their work to their own community. It is a great opportunity to  get valuable feedback from the STEM community to refine their projects if they plan to go further in science competitions.

STEMFEST serves as a springboard for many science and technology events and competitions!



Qualifier for: Tri-County Science and Technology Fair

Tri-County Science and Technology Fair

Grades: K-12

Run by the Putnam Children's Discovery Center, it is "only regional Fair in NYS to 
provide the lower grades Hands-On Science opportunities"

Qualifier for: Broadcom Masters and NYS Science Congress

Broadcom Masters

Grades: 6-8

"Every year, Society-affiliated fairs across the United States nominate the top 10% of their 6th, 7th, and 8th grade participants to enter this prestigious competition. Finalists are invited to Washington, DC to present their research projects and compete in hands-on team STEM challenges."

New York State Science Congress

Grades: 6-12 Individual or Teams of up to 3 members

"The students present their research orally to judges, community observers, and other students in a lecture format. They are judged on the quality of their work, as revealed by their written and oral presentations. Recognition is earned as Highest Honors, High Honors, Honors, and Honorable Mention."

Somers Science Fair

Grades: 9-12 for new research students who have not yet completed a research project.

"Somers Science Fair: A 1st year Science Research Competition. This is the only science research competition of its kind in NY that provides the opportunity for first-year science research students to present their intended research design in a formal setting (along with sister fair, the Westlake Science Fair)."

Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

Grades: 9-12

"The Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS) Program is a tri-service – U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force – sponsored STEM competition which promotes original research and experimentation in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) at the high school level and publicly recognizes students for outstanding achievement."

Location: Regional Qualifier

Bedford Greenlight Award

Grades: 9-12

"Challenging Students to use Leadership and Innovation to Catalyze Environmental Change"In this high school student competition, Greenlight Award contestants work with community experts to propose advocacy and innovation projects that cause behavior change and benefit our community. 43 Teams from 10 high schools entered round one this year with proposals to make a difference. Finalists continue with seed funding to carry out their projects and compete to win the Greenlight Award and $1000 cash!"

Regeneron WESEF

Grades: 9-12 

"The Westchester Science & Engineering Fair (WESEF) encourages students to participate in hands on science by providing a forum for showcasing the outstanding research of high school students in Westchester & Putnam counties of New York State and sponsoring the top students from the fair to advance to the REGENERON International Science & Engineering Fair."

Qualifier for: REGENERON International Science & Engineering Fair

Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair

Grades: 9-12 

"Every year, tens of millions of students participate in science fairs around the globe but only about 1,800 earn the right to compete for nearly $5 million awards bestowed each May at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)."

Regeneron Science Talent Search (former Westinghouse award)

Grades: 12 

"Started in 1942 as the Westinghouse Science Talent Search, the Regeneron Science Talent Search (Regeneron STS) recognizes and empowers our nation’s most promising young scientists who are developing ideas that could solve society’s most urgent challenges.Each year, nearly 1,900 students enter the Regeneron STS, submitting original research in critically important scientific fields of study. Unique among high school competitions, the Regeneron STS focuses on identifying, inspiring, and engaging the most promising scientists among the nation’s high school seniors."