April 1, 2017
Deadline for 2017 Submission: March 16, 2017
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 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. Forms can be submitted to email@example.com 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 WVSSEF Director.
- West Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair Registration Form (complete online)
- 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 / Guest of the Fair Registration Form (complete online)
- 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.
Title: Pratt and Whitney Engine Services
Premium Sponsors: NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium, Mylan Pharmaceuticals
Friends of the Fair: Dominion, Frontier Communications, Holiday Inn Express Fairmont
2017 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 Los Angeles, CA on May 14-19, 2017. 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.
2017 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:
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
2017 Event Details:
Friday, March 31, 2017
3:00-5:00 Optional Project Registration (Engineering Technology Building)
If your group would like tours of campus, please contact the fair director to arrange.
Saturday, April 1, 2017
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
If you have any questions, please contact us at (304) 367-4627 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The complete list of the 2016 WVSSEF Award Recipients.
Thank you to our 2016 sponsors!
Title Sponsors: Bombardier and Pratt and Whitney Engine Services
Premium Sponsors: FCX Systems, High Technology Foundation, North Central West Virginia Airport, Robert C. Byrd Institue
Friend of the Fair: Dominion, Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh, Thrasher
who Represented our fair at the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair
Recognitition at Intel ISEF: 1st Place for the NAVS Humane Science Award
WVSSEF Runner Up: Robert Phillips of Musselman High School with his project "Studying the Resilience of Ants through the Effects of Food in an Ant Colony's Environment
Recognition at Intel ISEF: 4th Award in Category
The complete list of 2015 WVSSEF Award Recipients.
Thank you to our 2015 sponsors!
Title Sponsor: Dominion
Premium Sponsors: West Virginia High Technology Consortium Foundation and NASA WV Space Grant Consortium
Friend of the Fair: Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh
The complete list of the 2014 WVSSEF Award Recipients.