Inspiring Students in Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Using Science Fairs
Capstone Project (Open Access)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Science fairs have many benefits when it comes to students’ academic success. They are an opportunity for them to explore, experiment, and find their own interests. Science fairs help provide students with experiences and pursue future careers in STEM. Given the importance in STEM, not all school districts host science fairs for their students. The purpose of this capstone project is to examine the benefits of science fairs on students through the use of literature review, teacher and school administrator interviews, and student surveys. The findings indicate that science fairs inspire students to create a love for science and continue their education beyond the school yard, as well as questioning a career in STEM in their future.
Guire, Sydney Ann, "Inspiring Students in Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Using Science Fairs" (2022). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 1386.