WV State Science and Engineering Fair

The 2015 WVSSEF tentative date is March 28, 2015.
Congratulations to the 61st Annual West Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair Award Recipients
Casey Densmore of Musselman High School for his winning project entitled "Analysis of the Impacts of Baroclinity on the Structure and Strength of a Tornadic Vortex"
Nanda Siva of Parkersburg High School who has been choosen to represent the fair at the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair with his project entitled "Akt Expression in Different Insulin-Sensitive Tissues for High Fat and Low Fat C57 Mice".
The complete list of the 2014 West Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair award recipients.


2015 WVSSEF Registration Information:

Date: March 28, 2015

Location: Engineering Technology Building

Deadline for Submission: To be updated

In order for the Scientific Review Committee to thoroughly review all projects prior to the WVSSEF absolutely NO late registrations will be accepted.

Eligibility: Students in Grades 9 - 12 from the state of West Virginia are encouraged to enter.



The WVSSEF is affiliated with the ISEF and follows their rules and guidelines. When registering for the fair please be sure to review the checklist of forms to submit. In addition to a Registration Form and Rule Agreement Form, every project application must include an Adult Checklist, Research Plan, Approval Form, and Abstract. Other forms may apply based on the nature of your project. All forms can be found at the "ISEF Project Registration Forms" link below.  


*For team projects registering by fax or mail, please have one student complete the WVSSEF Registration form and all other team members complete the Team Member Registration form.

If you are paying registration fees for several students (purchase order, check from the county, etc.) please ALSO include a list of the students and chaperon names that check covers.

If you need help determining what documents to submit, please review the 2014 ISEF Rules and Guidelines for additional information.

There is a $20.00 registration fee for each student and a $5.00 registration fee for each chaperon. The registration fee will help cover the cost of lunch, participant giveaways, and to send the grand prize winner(s) to the 2014 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.  

Checks should be made out to FSU (please print the name of the participant and "WVSSEF" on the memo line) and can be included with your application or mailed separately to:

College of Science & Technology
Fairmont State University
1201 Locust Ave.
313 Hunt Haught Hall
Fairmont, WV 26554
Phone: (304) 367.4627
Fax: (304) 367.4934

Notes on Awards:

In order to protect the judges, scores of all projects are kept confidential during, and after, the WVSSEF. No scores will be released following the WVSSEF.

Sponsor funding has provided the opportunity for one Grand-Prize Winner (or winning team) to be selected to advance to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, PA on May 10-15, 2015. This will include ground transportation and lodging for the participant (or participants in the case of team winners) and one (1) chaperon.  The chaperon is to be the adult academic advisor of the winning participant(s). All transportation and lodging arrangements will be made by the College of Science & Technology; all transportation and lodging arrangements made by outside parties without the consent of the College will not be reimbursed. All other expenses (ground transportation and display shipping) will be reimbursed after proof of proper documentation.

All other awards will be in the form of a certificate.

General Information:

There are seventeen (17) categories for entries. It is very important that students select the appropriate category for their projects. Project categories may not be changed from the category listed on the WVSSEF application once the project arrives at the WVSSEF. The projects must be in one of the following areas:

Animal Sciences
Behavioral and Social Sciences
Cellular and Molecular Biology
Computer Science
Earth and Planetary Science
Engineering: Electrical and Mechanical
Engineering: Materials and Bioengineering
Energy and Transportation
Environmental Management
Environmental Sciences
Mathematical Sciences
Medicine and Health Sciences
Physics and Astronomy
Plant Sciences

Event Details to be Announced:

Directions: Maps and Directions

Informaiton will be posted as it become available.  Please check back often.  If you have any questions, please contact us at (304) 367-4627 or scitech@fairmontstate.edu.

The WVSSEF is, in part, administered by the West Virginia Junior Academy of Science.  This is an offshoot of the West Virginia Academy of Science, an affiliate of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Web Resources:

Animated Short about Creating a Science Fair Project

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

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



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