About the Fair

The Niagara Regional Science and Engineering Fair is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to the encouragement of science in students within the Niagara Region. The fair is a prestigious annual science event within the region sponsored by local businesses, and held at either Brock University or Niagara College.

Over 200 young Canadian scientists participate at this event. Their accomplishments are reviewed by approximately 100 judges and delegations of local scientists, engineers and businessmen.

The fair is economically beneficial to the community but also provides a scientific stimulus for our youth facing a challenge in our modern society. The Niagara Regional Science and Engineering Fair is endorsed by Brock University, Niagara College, the District School Board of Niagara, the Niagara Catholic District School Board and le Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud.


Since 1962, students have been benefiting from the Niagara Regional Science and Engineering Fair. There are close to 200 schools that are encouraged every year to participate in the fair.

Students who win at their school fair progress to the Niagara Regional Science and Engineering Fair. Students spend a good part of the year preparing for the Fair.

On the awards night, students receive trophies and purses that are donated by local businesses and philanthropists. The best projects are selected and funds are provided to send representatives from the Niagara Region to the Canada-Wide Science Fair.

Mission Statement

  • To foster an interest in science in elementary and high school students.
  • To provide guidance for these students.
  • To assist teachers in the further education of students in science.
  • To recognize student excellence in science and technology.
  • To improve the science education of our local community.

Projects displayed in the Learning Commons at Niagara College (Welland Campus).