May 7, 2022

10:00am – 3:00pm


Each year thousands of students across Massachusetts experience the professional practices of working scientists and engineers through the development of independent research projects. MSEF supports the students and their teachers with a portfolio of tools (webinars, handbooks, volunteers, etc.) that facilitate and enhance their research. Through the process students hone their critical thinking skills, learn through both successes and failure, and help solve local and global challenges. The Fair is the showcase, celebrating both the journey and the project completion.

The 2022 Virtual Student Symposium is an opportunity for students to showcase their work and connect with each other, as well as professionals across STEM fields—including MSEF alumni. State Fair participants are invited to display their project slides and participate in live chat with attendees.

All students who participated in a Science Fair project this year regardless of State Fair participation are invited to attend to attend the events.

Participation for all attendees is free.


We are excited to feature MSEF alumni, professional scientists, engineers and STEM workers across several presentations and Q&A sessions.
The final agenda will be posted by the end of April.

9:30-3pm Student Showcase, Exhibit Hall, Lobby and Lounge will open. Live Chat function will be engaged to communicate with each other.

10am Keynote in the Auditorium

11am, 11:45 and 1pm: Breakout Sessions with speaker and Q&A


Frequently Asked Questions

The Virtual Student Symposium is an online event for students, partners and volunteers who supported student STEM learning and innovation through Science & Engineering Fair projects in 2022. In addition to presentations, this showcase is an opportunity for 2022 State Fair participants to showcase their work and connect with each other.
  • MSEF High School State Fair students are invited to showcase their slides for the showcase.
  • All students who have participated in Science & Engineering Fair projects in the 2021-22 School Year are invited to sign-up to attend the sessions and view the projects and exhibits.
  • Judges and other volunteers as well as MSEF program partners, sponsors and educators are invited to attend.
  • MSEF Alumni and other STEM professionals will be featured in presentations throughout the day.
  • Attend panel presentations about MSEF Alumni pathways
  • Participate in talks and Q&A about content areas of interest like AI, sustainability, and neuropsychology.
  • Chat with other participants, sponsors, and academic partners
  • Get a snapshot of the amazing student projects at MSEF 2022
  • Participate in a scavenger hunt across the virtual space
If you are a participant at the High School State Fair you will receive upload instructions from vFairs and MSEF. Please upload the slide presentation you used for judging by April 25th. There is no need to create anything new.
Yes, you will need to enter your name, email address and other required information to attend.
NO. You do not need to download or install any software to participate in our conference. You only need to have access to the Internet.