March 27-28, 2015
Deadline for Submission: March 16, 2015
Early Bird Registration: February 23, 2015
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.
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The WVSSEF is affiliated with the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair and follows their rules and guidelines. If your project will use human participants; vertebrate animals; potentially hazardous biological agents; or hazardous chemicals, activities, or devices please visit the INTEL ISEF's Forms page and follow instructions on submitting forms for prior approval of research to the WVSSEF. Forms can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 304-367-4304 or mailed to Fairmont State University, College of Science and Technology, 1201 Locust Avenue, Fairmont, WV 26554 to the attention of the Science Fair Director.
A research plan should be completed before the start of experimentation.
- West Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair Registration Form
- West Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair Rule Agreement Form
- Form 1: Checklist for Adult Sponsor / Safety Assessment Form
- Form 1A: Student Checklist with Research Plan
- Form 1B: Approval Form
- Abstract Form
- Chaperone Registration Form
- Additional forms if determined necessary due to the nature of research. These include, but are not limited to regulated research, human subjects, human and animal tissue, qualified scientist, vertebrate animal, continuing projects, risk assessment, potentially hazardous agents.
Thank you to our 2015 sponsors!
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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 at least two Grand-Prize Winners (or winning teams) 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 participants and one (1) chaperon per winning project. 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.
Multiple cash awards will be offered.
All other awards will be in the form of a certificate.
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:
Behavioral and Social Sciences
Cellular and Molecular Biology
Earth and Planetary Science
Engineering: Electrical and Mechanical
Engineering: Materials and Bioengineering
Energy and Transportation
Medicine and Health Sciences
Physics and Astronomy
Friday, March 27, 2015
3:00-5:00 Optional Project Registration (Engineering Technology Building)
If participants would like to take part in a campus tour during this time, please email email@example.com to make arrangements.
Saturday, March 28, 2015
9:00-9:45 Project Registration (Engineering Technology Building)
10:00-12:00 Judging Round 1
12:45-1:30 Judging Round 2
12:00-3:00 STEM Activity Stations for Participants and Community Members
1:30-3:00 Public Viewing of Projects
3:00 Awards Ceremony
Directions: Maps and Directions
Information will be posted as it become available. Please check back often. If you have any questions, please contact us at (304) 367-4627 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 28 is also Fairmont State University's Campus Visitation Day. If parents or guardians attending the fair would like to participate in Campus Visitation Day events while participants are in judging sessions, they are welcome to do so but must register prior to March 28 and check in for campus visitation separately. Additional details can be found at www.fairmontstate.edu/cvd.
The complete list of the 2014 West Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair award recipients.