- Program Flint Area
- Program Area Revitalizing the Education Continuum
- Grant Amount $15,000
- Grant Period August 1, 2003–July 31, 2006
- Location Flint, MI, United States
- Geographic Focus Flint
About this grant
For nearly five decades, the Flint Area Science Fair has provided a forum for K-12 students in a four-county area to learn to solve real-life problems scientifically, showcase their talents, and access the local scientific and engineering community. The program is divided into divisions for elementary, junior and senior students and is managed completely by volunteers. During the past 10 years, the program has expanded its focus to encourage students to develop problem solving skills and reasonable thinking processes that will be useful throughout their lives.Multiyear funding will provide partial support to the program. In addition to coordinating the annual science fair, including setup, judging and an awards ceremony, the program includes awarding prizes, scholarships and trips to both the Michigan State and International Science and Engineering Fairs; providing an opportunity for students to meet with an individual or group of professional judges from the professional and technical fields in the community; publishing a comprehensive Science Fair Handbook; and offering an opportunity for non-participating schools to visit the science fair and expose their students to the experience.The Flint Area Science Fair, established in 1957, is a nonprofit organization that promotes science for students from fourth through 12th grades. It serves school districts in Genesee, Lapeer, Shiawassee and Tuscola counties.