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Thomas A. Edison Regional Science & Inventor Fairs (TAERSIF)

Date: Jan 20, 2018
On Saturday, January 20, 2018, approximately 800 students will participate in the Thomas Alva Edison Kiwanis Science and Engineering Fair and the Thomas A. Edison Festival of Light Regional Inventors Fair. Public, private and home-schooled students from Southwest Florida will be competing at the Florida Gulf Coast University Alico Arena for over thirty scholarships from local universities, colleges and other supporters. Approximately 20,000 students from Lee and Charlotte Counties will have competed earlier in local school fairs with the winners advancing to this regional competition. This is a sanctioned event of the Edison Festival of Light (EFOL).

The Kiwanis Science Fair will showcase the science projects of about 450 extraordinary students in grades 6 -12. Another 350 creative inventors in grades K-12 will compete in the Edison Festival of Light Inventors Fair. Winners of the Kiwanis Science Fair will advance to further competition at the state and international level. Judging begins at 9 AM. The Inventors Fair will be open to the public between 1:30 PM and 4 PM and the Science Fair from approximately 3 PM to 5 PM, depending on completion of the judging.

Media inquiries to Jim Helms at or call 239-432- 0970. Visit for more info.
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