Science Fairs, Clubs and Student Research

Participating in a school psychology club or creating experiments for a science fair can nurture an interest in psychological science and cultivate an understanding of behavior's role in health, policy and more.

In the News

Students participating in a psychology fair (Credit: Lloyd Wolf) Inspiring young researchers: High school psychology teachers throughout the country have started fairs and conventions exclusively for psychology research, in part because psychological science is so interesting to students and the public and also due to APA's support of such fairs.


Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

About ISEF: The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) is the world's largest international pre-college science competition. APA serves as a Special Awards Organization at ISEF by presenting awards to the best projects in psychological science.


Affiliated Fairs: Each year, APA also provides certificates of achievement to be awarded at approximately 600 regional fairs affiliated with ISEF. These competitions are held in nearly every state in the U.S. and in more than 50 countries. Regional fair directors or awards recipients can access the acceptance form to report award details to APA.


Student Research and Science Fair Resources


Templates for Research Posters

Three PowerPoint (PPT) poster templates are provided for teachers and students interested in presenting student research. Students can use the text boxes as indicated to type in appropriate sections from their research projects. The APA Committee of Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (TOPSS) thanks Janie Wilson of Georgia Southern University for providing these templates.


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