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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.