The ACSI Science Fair provides a valuable opportunity for students to design and defend a scientific investigation while, most importantly, relating how this aspect of God's creation reveals His divine and eternal power. All projects will be judged against a rubric by the faculty, staff, and upper division students from Azusa Pacific University's Center for Research and Science (CRIS). Select winners will be invited to present their projects to all attendees during the live, virtual Science Fair on May 18, 2021. APU's CRIS faculty will also engage students through keynote speakers, a Faith & Science panel, and specialized STEM classes throughout the event.
Project categories include Life Science, Physical Science, and Engineering. Students in Grades 6-12 from ACSI member schools may participate. For Grades 6-8, each school is allowed a maximum of three (3) projects per grade level per category. For Grades 9-12, each school is allowed a maximum of five (5) projects per grade level per category.
All ACSI Student Activities events in 2020-21, including the Science Fair, are virtual and will be facilitated through our Student Activities E-vents platform online. The Submissions Deadline for all student entries is April 23, 2021.
Adjudication & Awards
Rosette ribbons are awarded to each student honoring Superior, Excellent, and Good projects. An Olympic-style medallion is awarded to each student whose project earns 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each grade level and category.
Registration & Fees
- School Registration Fee: $60 by October 31, 2020 ($90 after deadline)
- Student Participation Fee: $30 per entry by April 23, 2021 ($35 after deadline)
For additional information, please contact a Student Activities team member.