Flint Science Fair

About the FRSF

FRSF Mission

Flint Science Fair Inc is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose purpose is "...to stimulate an active interest among young people in the several fields of scientific study and to give public recognition to talented students by sponsoring and promoting expositions of science projects developed and built by students and awarding prizes and scholarships to students who create and display outstanding projects."

For six decades the FRSF has provided a forum for students of our service region to develop their scientific and engineering talents. FRSF continues to focus its energy and resources to assist in the development of youth, and to promote careers in science and engineering.

Regional Nature

The Flint Regional Science Fair exposition is one of 6 recognized “regional” fairs in Michigan that are affiliated with the INTEL International Science & Engineering Fair. Students eligible to participate in the Flint Regional Science Fair include all 4th through 12th grade public, private, parochial and home schooled students from Bay, Genesee, Lapeer, Midland, Saginaw, Shiawassee, St. Clair and Tuscola Counties, and students from Michigan counties not served by a recognized regional fair.

Recognition

Each participant deserves to be recognized. The FRSF Board believes that every student who develops and exhibits a project at the FRSF is already a winner. For that reason every exhibitor at the fair will receive a prize. Through the vital and generous support of our Sponsors, FRSF was able to present students who achieved “Finalist” designation awards, prizes, scholarships and bonds that in 2013 totaled approximately $30,000. Students whose projects do not merit Finalist designation receive prizes and ribbons to recognize and encourage their participation. All students also compete for Special Awards sponsored by other organizations and College & University Scholarships.

The Board of Directors

FRSF is managed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors who receive no compensation for their service. There are no paid employees working for the FRSF. The Board meets monthly at the Genesee Intermediate School District headquarters in Flint. Board meetings are open to the public and to all interested parties who would like to help the FRSF succeed. Click to view the current board member list.

Over 50 years of service

Read about our first fair when the keynote speaker was Dr Werner Von Braun who led America’s early space program. Article written by David Hill, a current board member who participated in the first fair and later won honors at the National Fair.