As Partner Fairs, ISEF-affiliated regionals continue to operate independently with your own Fair Committee members, Fair Director(s) and local sponsors. Terra simply pays your ISEF affiliation fees, covers expenses for your selected finalists, and provides chaperonage for the students from our six fairs.
Terra Science and Education is an active innovator and sponsor of project-based STEM K-16 education through its diverse programs. Terra has made a long-term commitment to support internationally-affiliated science and engineering fairs. Terra consistently advocates for expanding youth experiences, supporting quality teaching, and affirming individuals with the passion to make a difference in their world.
Terra’s extensive experience in creating and organizing regional and international science and engineering fairs helps us understand that organizing a regional fair is a big undertaking. Therefore, Terra values those who volunteer their time in such efforts. However, it also knows that without much support, volunteers may burn out, leading to frequent turn over in fair committee membership or reduced funding and student participation.
Terra founded the TNRSEF with a first-year success of 50+ projects presenting on Fair Day and completing of its affiliation with ISEF. The following year, Terra founded the new TRFSEF after its predecessor fair closed. We quadrupled the region’s number of projects and volunteers within two years. And this year? Due to our existing infrastructure and staff experience and despite COVID-19, Terra organized a most successful online fair. In addition, we support the international affiliation of three Partner fairs, enabling them to focus their local support for operations and marketing.
If you are interested in becoming a Partner Fair, removing the pressures of funding the considerable expenses of affiliation with the International Science and Engineering fair, while keeping your regional fair committee, director and other major sponsors, please contact us at [email protected].
To see all to be gained by becoming a Partner Fair, please review the Benefits document.