Annual FLI Science Fair

The FLI Science Fair is open to middle school and high school students conducting original research on environmental topics related to the Finger Lakes region. Modeled after a professional science research conference, the FLI Science Fair provides participating students the chance to present their research in a half-day poster session and compete for multiple monetary prizes. Example of topics include water quality of lakes and tributaries, aquatic and terrestrial invasive species and animal habitat preferences. Science Fair judges are professionals from a variety of environmental career fields from the Finger Lakes region.

The goals of the FLI Science Fair are to:

  • Encourage students to participate in the scientific process of conducting authentic research
  • Promote research on environmental topics related to the Finger Lakes region
  • Provide a venue for students to showcase their independent work
  • Connect students with professionals in a variety of environmental career fields

The FLI Science Fair is held in May at the Scandling Center at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

Support for the FLI Science Fair is provided by the Genesee Valley Chapter of New York Water Environment Association (GVCNYWEA) and ITT Goulds Pumps.


Nadia Harvieux
Education Program Manager


Registration and Research Poster Submission: Tuesday, May 7, 2019

  • Posters are submitted electronically to and printed on campus at no charge to participating schools

  • Please register HERE

Science Fair: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the HWS Scandling Center

More Info

Downloadable Poster Template (PPT)

Judging Score Card (PDF)

Required Photo Release Form (PDF)

To read about the 2017 FLI Science Fair click here

To read about the 2015 FLI Science Fair, click here.




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