Established in 1949, San Luis Valley Regional Science Fair, Inc. is non-profit organization that holds an annual science competition incorporating more than 800 students from the San Luis Valley and Chaffee County. The Science Fair fosters student interest in science and engineering by stimulating competition and recognizing exceptional talent.
Students are awarded the opportunity to speak with working scientists and participate in three grade-level divisions for awards in a number of categories: Behavioral and Social Science, Biomedical Science, Botany, Chemistry, Consumer Science, Earth and Space Science, Engineering, Environmental Science, Mathematics and Computer Science, Physics and Zoology.
The Science Fair allows students to integrate virtually all areas of their academic development. Participants must complete literature reviews, utilize mathematical analysis, write reports, design presentation boards, and prepare to orally present their projects to the judges. Winning Junior and Senior division projects are awarded trips to the Colorado Science & Engineering Fair, held in Fort Collins. The two senior division students with outstanding overall projects are awarded trips to the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair, the world’s largest pre-college science competition.
“The Science Fair would not be possible without the dedication and tremendous efforts of many committed individuals, local businesses and organizations like The Trinchera Blanca Foundation,” said Lucy Adams, Director of the SLV Regional Science Fair. “America needs more scientists, engineers, and mathematicians. With the help of our supporters, we can encourage local youth to pursue careers in these important fields.”
“We are proud to support the youth of the San Luis Valley in their scientific and academic endeavors through the SLV Regional Science Fair,” said Ann Colley
, Executive Director and Vice President of The Moore Charitable Foundation and its affiliates.
The SLV Regional Science Fair is devoted to increasing the academic involvement and excellence of students in the San Luis Valley. All participants in the Science Fair will receive a ribbon and a certificate of participation. Student winners from each category are presented monetary awards. There are also several local and national awards presented to deserving student participants. With the help of our local sponsors and contributors, the SLV Regional Science Fair presents $24,000 annually (either in monetary awards, scholarships, all-expense paid trips or material awards) to the outstanding students of our region.
About San Luis Valley Regional Science Fair
Established in 1949, the San Luis Valley Regional Science Fair, Inc. is a non-profit organization that holds a regional competition each year. The Science Fair aims to stimulate student interest in science and engineering by recognizing individual abilities and achievements.
About Trinchera Blanca Foundation
The Trinchera Blanca Foundation, the Colorado affiliate of Louis Bacon
’s Moore Charitable Foundation
, is committed to protecting and improving the land, habitat and quality of life in Colorado’s San Luis Valley and the surrounding region