Statement of Purpose

Founded in 1979 by a group of educators and business people, the George Washington Carver Science Fair encourages urban youth to pursue academic achievement and careers in science. 

The George Washington Carver Science Fair is jointly sponsored by Temple University's College of Science & Technology and Office of Community Affairs & Engagement. All students in grades four through 12 who attend Philadelphia County public, charter, parochial and private schools, as well as home-schooled students residing in the county, can participate in the fair. 

For more than 40 years, students have participated in the fair since its inception and, in many cases, moved on to compete in the Delaware Valley Regional and Intel International Science Fairs. The fair is named in honor of the late George Washington Carver, a scientist, inventor, artist, musician, and great humanitarian.

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