Regional Math, Science, and Energy Fair

 

The North Central West Virginia
Science, Energy and Engineering Fair
Saturday, Feb. 14 & 15, 2014
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 10, 2014

GENERAL INFORMATION:

2014 Registration Form

Set-Up: Students may set up their project between 3:00pm and 5:00pm on Friday, February 14, 2014 or they may bring projects between 7:30am and 8:30am on Saturday, February 15, 2014.

Public Viewing:  Projects will be available for public viewing between 5:00pm and 7:00pm on Friday, February 14, 2014 in rooms 303, 306, and 310 Engineering Technology Building.

Times:  The judges will begin evaluating projects at 8:30am on Saturday, February 15, 2014.  The awards ceremony will be held at 11:30am on Saturday, February 15, 2014.

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.

There are seventeen (17) 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. Animal Sciences 2. Behavioral and Social Sciences
3. Biochemistry 4. Cellular and Molecular Biology
5. Chemistry 6. Computer Science
7. Earth and Planetary Science 8. Engineering: Electrical and Mechanical
9. Engineering: Materials and Bioengineering 10. Energy and Transportation
11. Environmental Management 12. Environmental Sciences
13. Mathematical Sciences 14. Medicine and Health Sciences
15. Microbiology 16. Physics and Astronomy
17. Plant Sciences  

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 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) 367-4246
Fax: (304) 367-4934
Email: scitech@fairmontstate.edu