Regional Math, Science, and Energy Fair

The North Central West Virginia Math, Science, Energy, and Engineering Fair

February 27th, 2021 at Fairmont State University

There are three divisions: Elementary (grades 3-5), Middle (grades 6-8) and High School (grades 9-12). 

Registration Deadline is February 16th, 2021.



Set-Up: Participants may set up projects between 8:00am and 8:30am on Saturday in the Colebank Hall gym.

Public Viewing:  Projects will be available for public viewing Saturday after judging is complete.

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 12:00 on Saturday in the Colebank Hall gym.

It is very important that students select the appropriate category for their projects. The projects must be in one of the following areas:

  • Animal Sciences
  • Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Medical Sciences
  • Cellular and Molecular
  • Chemistry
  • Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

  • Earth and Environmental Science

  • Embedded Systems
  • Energy; Chemical and Physical
  • Materials Science
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Plant Sciences
  • Robotics and Intelligent Machines
  • Systems Software

Science Fair Guides, categories, requirements, and forms are specific to programmatic levels.  The Science Fair Guides listed below contain documents and links to resources that meet the needs of most participants.   Depending on the programmatic level and the topic chosen by the students, additional forms and guidance may be needed from the ISEF Guidelines for Science and Engineering Fairs 2019-2020 document.

*Scores of all projects are kept confidential. No scores will be released following the event*

PLEASE NOTE:  Only projects that win in their respective divisions are permitted to enter the regional fair.  One project in each category, per grade division, per county or approved organization permitted.


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.    

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.

Additional information about our fair may be obtained from our office. If you have any questions, please contact us at (304) 367-4269 or

Congratulations to our 2019 fair winners!

Congratulations to our 2018 fair winners!