The North Central West Virginia
Science, Energy and Engineering Fair
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013
Fairmont State University
Third Floor of the Engineering Technology Building
Students in grades 6-12 in the RESA VII area are eligible to enter.
Application Deadline is Friday, February 1, 2013
Set-Up: Students may set up their project between 3:00pm and 5:00pm on Friday, February 8, 2013 or they may bring projects between 7:30am and 8:30am on Saturday, February 9, 2013.
Public Viewing: Projects will be available for public viewing between 5:00pm and 7:00pm on Friday, February 8, 2013 in rooms 303, 306, and 310 Engineering Technology Building.
Times: The judges will begin evaluating projects at 8:30am on Saturday, February 9, 2013. The awards ceremony will be held at 11:30am on Saturday, February 9, 2013.
Although we are not officially a member of the International Science Fair Organization, we generally follow their rules about project size and use of animals. We do not allow any animals or cultures to be a part of the project display.
There are thirteen (13) categories for the entries. It is very important that students select the appropriate category for their projects. The projects must be in one of the following areas:
|1. Behavioral & Social Sciences||8. Environmental Sciences|
|2. Biochemistry||9. Mathematics|
|3. Botany||10. Microbiology|
|4. Chemistry||11. Medicine & Health|
|5. Computer Science||12. Physics|
|6. Earth & Space Science||13. Zoology|
Students are reminded that Science and Engineering Fair projects should include laboratory, field, or theoretical research.
Projects may be individual or team. For the Engineering category, team projects are encouraged, while for the other categories individual projects are encouraged. The judges are looking for creative ability, scientific thought/engineering goals, thoroughness, skill, and clarity. For more information on judging criteria, please follow the link listed above.
There are two divisions: Junior Division (grades 6-9) and Senior Division (grades 10-12). As in the past, we may offer cash awards to the winners in each category in both Junior and Senior Division. Whether or not an award is given for a particular category is at the discretion of the judges. At this time, the amount of any cash awards has not been established.
Additional information about our fair may be obtained from our office. If you have any questions, please contact us at (304) 367-4246 or email@example.com.