Program OverviewPicture of science fair
The goals of the Gelfand Science, Engineering, and Maker Fair program are to increase student participation in and raise the quality of school science, engineering, and maker fairs. All public, private, charter, and parochial schools in Cuyahoga, Lorain, Medina, Summit, Portage, Lake, and Geauga  counties are eligible to apply with priority given to schools in those districts designated as “high-needs” by the Ohio Department of Education.

Given the uncertainties associated with K-12 schooling in fall 2020, Gelfand STEM Center staff are reviewing the Gelfand Fair program in consultation with school teachers and administrators to determine whether it can be delivered in an alternative format.

Please check back for updates.


Student group at Gelfand Expo


Contact Jim Bader for more information (; (216) 368-­5289).