The fair was held in University Commons from May 11-15, 2015. Our own Karolina Mellor was one of the judges. The Science Fair was started in 1995 with seven test schools. This past year over 8,000 New Haven students and 43 schools participated, and there were more than 160 volunteers involved mentoring and judging — including many from Yale. The program is dedicated to improving the quality of education, particularly science and math education, in the New Haven Schools Grades Pre-K through 12.