Regional Math, Science, and Energy Fair

 

The North Central West Virginia
Math, Science, Energy, and Engineering Fair
February 21, 2015
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 February 16, 2015.

Congratulations to our 2014 fair winners!

GENERAL INFORMATION:

2015 Registration Form To Be Updated

2015 Informational Letter to Teachers, Project Advisors

Set-Up: Participants may set up their project between 3:00pm and 4:30pm on Friday OR between 8:00am and 8:30am on Saturday.

Public Viewing:  Projects will be available for public viewing on Friday from 4:30 to 5:30 and Saturday from 11:00-11:30.

Times:  A welcome session will start the fair activities for Saturday at 8:30 and judging will begin promptly at 8:45.  The awards ceremony will be held at 11:30 on Saturday.

Judging Criteria

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.  If your research plans to use human participants, vertebrate animals, potentially hazardous biological agents, or hazardous chemicals, activities, devices, please visit INTEL ISEF rules site to determine if you need to submit additional forms or receive approval of your research by our review committee before beginning research.

There are seven 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:
     Behavioral and Social Sciences
     Biology
     Chemistry
     Earth and Space Science
     Engineering and Computer Science
     Environmental Science
     Physics and Mathematical Sciences     

Students are reminded that Science and Engineering Fair projects should include laboratory, field, or theoretical research.

Projects may be individual or team.  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). 

Additional information about our fair may be obtained from our office. If you have any questions, please contact us at (304) 367-4627 or scitech@fairmontstate.edu.

Web Resources:

Animated Short about Creating a Science Fair Project

The Franklin Institute
Contains project ideas and helpful tips
from judges.

BrainPOP
Has a free trial version of a scientific
method video.  Also, information on
numerous science topics.

www.archimedesinitiative.org

http://www.bachelorsofscience.org/

Contact Info

Science & Technology
Fairmont State University
1201 Locust Ave.
Fairmont WV 26554-2470
Phone: (304) 367-4627
Fax: (304) 367-4934
Email: scitech@fairmontstate.edu