Event Details

Event Date: Saturday, March 16, 2019
For: DC public, public charter, parochial, private, and home-schooled students in grades 6-12
Location: University of DC, Student Center, 4200 Connecticut Ave NW (Metro: Van Ness-UDC, Red Line)

At the event, students will showcase their research skills and compete for a variety of awards and prizes, including the opportunity to represent the District at the 2019 International Science and Engineering Fair and 2019 Broadcom Masters Competition.

Fair Dates and Deadlines

  • Registration is closed. Each school can submit up to five projects. Team projects can have up to three students. Registration is open for projects, judges, and volunteers – scroll down for registration links and detailed instructions.
  • Saturday, March 16, 2019 – STEM competition project judging, STEM Expo, and Awards Ceremony at UDC, 4200 Connecticut Ave NW (Metro: Van Ness-UDC, Red Line) (Parking: free garage). See full schedule of events.

Teachers: before you register your students and projects, please read the registration instructions for schools and have the required documents ready to submit as part of your registration.

Media and Medical Release (PDF)

Student Checklist & Approval Forms 1A and 1B (PDF)

Registration Links


We are also seeking STEM-focused organizations to host interactive Expo exhibits on March 16 that will engage and inspire young people to pursue STEM careers. If you are interested in being part of the Expo, please indicate interest here. Space is limited!

Teacher Professional Development

The event will also feature professional development workshops for teachers, managed by the TGR Foundation. Learn more.

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Registration Instructions for Schools

Each DC school has the opportunity to register up to five projects for the citywide DC STEM Fair, with a maximum of three students for any team projects registered. Registration deadline for all projects is March 1, 2019. If your school anticipates an issue with this deadline, please send an email to dcstemfair2019@gmail.com

Registration Instructions:

Step 1) Download and Complete Required Documents: Each school will need to upload a signed DC STEM Fair Student Media Release Form for all participating students. This form must be signed by the student’s legal parent/guardian.

Step 2) Safety Check: Each project should have a completed Form 1A and 1B for any projects being registered at the fair. These forms are required in order to ensure students and their projects were conducted safely.

Step 3) Registration Time! Please have all project titles, project abstract (250 word or less summary), student names, and emergency contact information in addition to the forms requested ready. Then, go ahead and register! 

For questions related to registration, please contact dcstemfair2019@gmail.com with the subject line “Student Registration”.

Required Project Forms

Teachers, please complete the registration form and upload the following required documents for each Middle and High school student. Registration is not complete until all of these forms are submitted for each student. Please ensure that the students also bring a copy of their forms on the day of the fair for placement next to their board. For questions about the forms, please contact dcstemfair2019@gmail.com.

Media and Medical Release (PDF)

Student Checklist & Approval Forms 1A and 1B (PDF)

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