2012 Physiology Fair Awards:
Congratulations to Alexandra Walkush on receiving the American Physiological Society's Science Fair Award for best physiology project.
Click here to see more Physiology Fair Awards.
Attention area high school students:
Come Participate, Get Recognized, and Be Famous
Careers in the sciences are constantly growing. Take advantage of this opportunity to explore the many different aspects of physiology
through a program that works cooperatively with students from the
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP). The Physiology Fair is an
opportunity for you to explore a topic in physiology that interests you,
and to share what you learn with the community. Our UWSP undergraduate
student sponsors will be there to help you do this.
How to Participate
Step 1: Click here to fill out a simple entry form. (All you need is a project idea!)
Step 2: Your UWSP student sponsor will contact you after Entry Form is submitted.
Step 3: Work with your sponsor to design a physiology project.
Step 4: Click here to fill out a registration form for the fair. (Project needed now!) Due: April 6
Step 5: Work with your sponsor to complete a physiology project.
Step 6: Present your project at the UWSP Physiology Fair.
What is Physiology?
Physiology is the branch of
science that studies the functions and vital processes of living
organisms. Physiologists work in many different fields,
including medicine, veterinary science, exercise physiology, and many
more. See the Student Information page for more physiology-related careers.
To provide an interactive learning experience for high school students
that will enhance their interest in biology and/or medical fields.
Through this program we will provide...
opportunity for students to gain practical experience in communicating
scientific ideas. (College entrance committees look for these
2. An environment that encourages critical thinking and personal growth while providing a fun and positive experience for students.
3. A view on career possibilities relating to science.
4. A chance for high school students to work with undergraduates from UWSP and learn about the college experience.
Each individual/team will submit a project based on a physiological topic
(i.e. physiological medicine, exercise physiology, human physiology,
plant physiology relating to medication, vertebrate physiology, etc.).
Physiology Fair entries can be designed around three project formats:
1. Research Experiment: Design and carryout an experiment that explores an aspect of
physiology. Present the results and design of the experiment at the Physiology Fair.
2. Experiential Learning: Create an activity or poster that explores an aspect of
physiology. Include a hands-on (interactive) display for Physiology Fair observers and
evaluators to experience.
3. Educational Research: Research a topic on physiology and present what you learned at
the Physiology Fair.
*Students are welcome to design a project that includes an overlap of formats (listed above). See Project Specifications for more details
School teachers do not need to be involved in projects that their
students take on. Students can work alone or on a team with their peers.
Although each team or individual should work independently on their
project, undergraduate Student Sponsors from UWSP are happy to help. Sponsor contact information and their different 'areas of expertise' can be found by clicking here (coming in March). We encourage you to take advantage of this resource!
Physiology Fair Help Desk:
Physiology Fair Help Desk will be available for students to use as a
resource for their projects up until the Fair date of April 21st (See
schedule below). The Help Desk will be located in the Dreyfus University
Center (DUC) at the Info Booths near the Theater on the first floor..
Here you will find Student Sponsors that can help with student projects
in person (discuss project ideas, formulate a plan for your project,
gather information on a topic, etc). Sponsors will be present at the
Help Desk at all of the times listed below. There is no need to schedule
an appointment...feel free to just show up.
Every Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 3:30pm-5pm (starting March 26th and ending April 20th)