More than 500 CT students competed in the fair. Nearly 150 student finalists presented their research to judges from industry and academia. The Connecticut Science Fair is made possible by a grant and volunteer support from its presenting sponsor United Technologies Corporation and by contributions from industrial and individual supporters.
Alexandra S. Fielding, 8th grade, earned a $20,000, four-year scholarship to Quinnipiac University. Her project, Microbial Fuel Cells: Electrifying Our Food, also earned awards from FuelCell Energy (fuel cell car and experiment kit valued at $150, a jacket, pen and certificate), the MIT Club of Hartford ($150) and a third place Connecticut Clean Energy Fund Alternative/Renewable Energy award ($100 and trophy).