Projects were displayed throughout University Commons.
Kathiana, an 11th-grader from Common Ground High School, presents her project on how artificial vs. regular sweeteners affect yeast growth.
Rachel Cooper, a judge from the Yale School of Management, reviews the students' projects.
Judges took notes on each of the projects.
Andrei Malashevich, a judge from the Department of Applied Physics at Yale, reviews projects before the students arrive.
(From left) Yomeliz, Michael, and Devonte, 5th-graders from Celentano School, discuss their project on how classic rock music affects plant growth.
(From left) Nalani, Trishelle, and Montez, kindergartners from Celentano School, explored whether oranges float with or without their skin in their project, "Oranges Should Never Skinny-dip."
Nicole (left) and Samantha (right) of Celentano School talk about how the angle of a ramp and the mass of an object affect its speed.
Lukas, a 6th-grader from Nathan Hale School, presents his project, "Down to the Wire," to the judges.
Kenneth Buck from Yale's Department of Molecular Cellular Developmental Biology shakes hands with Rayquan, a 6th-grader from Celentano School, after hearing his presentation, "How to get Sweeter Bananas."
Marquel Horton, an 8th-grader from Celentano School, and his project "Sound Waves."
Quanae (left) and Teyana (right), 8th-graders from Wexler Grant School, present their project, "Eggshellent Stainers," to a judge.
Yale hosted the 2015 New Haven Science Fair May 11-15 in University Commons.The program 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.