Student community research projects are presented to the public to disseminate results. Local regions hold community events where students share research results and practice their presentation skills on a local small level. Attended by parents, relatives, and community members, students give back to the community and educate fellow citizens on issues that affect their communities and state. These small events prepare the students for the State Science Symposia.
The State Science Symposia are held on various college campuses in early spring. The venues provide opportunities to showcase the programs, staffs and facilities unique to each college. Most importantly, symposia allow students and teachers the opportunity to reacquaint, as well as meet other HSTA participants from across the state, while sharing their research results.