WV State Science and Engineering Fair

West Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair
The West Virginia Department of Education is taking over the WVSSEF in 2020! 

More information coming soon! 

Congratulations to our winners and good luck in May!

1st place Alice Guo - Morgantown High School
Protection of Deep Neural Networks Against Adversarial Attacks with Application to Facial Recognition

2nd place Lisa Sobinovsky, Gina Sobinovsky - Hedgesville High School
X-Inactivation: (It’s the Cat’s Meow!) Random or Predetermined?

The WVSSEF is affiliated with the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair and follows their rules and guidelines. If you are new to the Intel ISEF rules and guidelines, you are encouraged to use their Rules Wizard to help with understanding paperwork required for your project.  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.  



2019 Sponsors


Title Sponsors

Mountain Valley Pipeline

Premium Sponsors

The Thrasher Group



Grand Prize
Sponsor funding provides the opportunity for two Grand-Prize Winners (or winning teams) to advance to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, AZ on May 12-17, 2019!
This includes 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.

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

2019 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

Earth and Planetary Science

Mathematical Sciences

Behavioral and Social Sciences

Engineering: Electrical and Mechanical

Medicine and Health Sciences


Engineering: Materials and Bioengineering


Cellular and Molecular Biology

Energy and Transportation

Physics and Astronomy


Environmental Management

Plant Sciences

Computer Science

Environmental Sciences