WV Regional and State Science Fairs
Information about the State and Regional Science Fairs is updated as it becomes available. If you would like to include information about a Regional Science Fair in your area, please contact WVDE Science Cordiantor Robin Anglin at firstname.lastname@example.org
West Virginia State Science Fairs
The West Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair, WVSSEF
The WVSSEF is affiliated with the International Science and Engineering Fair and follows their rules and guidelines. Please review the 2013 ISEF Rules and Guidelines for additional information. There are thirteen (13) categories for entries.
- Behavioral & Social Science
Fair Location: Fairmont State University
Eligibility: Any student or team project, grades 9 - 12, may enter a project if they have followed the provided criteria. Projects that are winners from Regional Fairs may also enter the competition.
Fair Dates: March 22-23, 2013, Applications due date: March 11, 2013
Fairmont State University, 417 Engineering Technology
1201 Locust Ave. Fairmont, WV 26554
Phone: (304) 367.4246
Fax: (304) 367.4934
West Virginia Regional Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) is open to all WV High School Students.
The Junior Science and Humanities Symposium is a STEM (science, technology engineering and mathematics) scholarship competition sponsored by the U.S. Army, Air Force, and Navy. It is separate from ISEF, but strong science fair projects usually do well in the JSHS format. It includes a keynote speaker and practice time for presenters on Friday evening, the competition on Saturday morning, hands-on labs on Saturday afternoon, and an awards banquet. Lodging and meals are free to regional participants, so the only cost of attending the WV-JSHS is travel to West Virginia Wesleyan College. For more information, visit this link- WVRJS&HS .
Fair Location: West Virginia Wesleyan College
Eligibility: Any West Virginia student in grades 9-12 (public, private or home-schooled) is eligible to compete. Only U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible for JSHS scholarships.
Fair Dates: April 5-6, 2013
Jeanne D. Sullivan, Ph.D.
Department of Biology & Environmental Science, West Virginia Wesleyan College
WV-JSHS website: http://www.wvwc.edu/academics/dept/biology/JSHS/
National JSHS website: www.jshs.org
West Virginia Regional Science and Engineering Fairs
Regional Sceince and Engineering Fairs are held in March prior to the WVSSEF. Students in grades 6 - 12 will compete for category awards, competitions, special awards, and an opportunity to go to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
Central and Southern West Virginia Regional Science and Engineering Fair
Fair Location: WVU-Tech, Montgomery, WV
Fair Dates: March 17, 2012
Student eligibility: To particiapte in the Central and Southern WV Regional Sceince and Engineering Fair students must:
- Be in grades 9-12
- Not have reached age 21 on or before May 1, 2011.
- Attend public, private, or home school
- Live in RESA districts 1, 2, 3, and part of 4.
- (Counties included are: Boone, Braxton, Cabell, Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Monroe, Nicholas, Putnam, Raleigh, Wayne, and Wyoming.)
Dr. Deborah Beutler, Assistant Professor Deborah.email@example.com
Department of Biology WVU-Institute of Technology
Montgomery, WV 25136
Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Science Fair- no information available
The North Central West Virginia Regional Science, Energy, and Engineering Fair
Fair Location: Engineering Technology Building, Fairmont State University, Fairmont, WV 26554
Fair Dates: February 8 and 9, 2013 ( Generally the 2nd or 3rd weekend of February) Applications due: February 1, 2013
Student Eligibility: 6-8 in the junior competition; 9-12 in the senior competition – Must be from RESA VII area (Barbour, Doddridge, Gilmer, Harrison, Lewis, Marion, Monongalia, Preston, Randolph, Taylor, Tucker, Upshur)
Additional Notes: No pre-qualifying event is required. Cash prizes are typically given. Registration is via online, email, or mail. Forms are found on the website.
417 Engineering Technology Building
P: 304.367.4246 Fax: 304.367.4934
RESA 8 Regional Science Fair: Junior Division
Fair Date and Location: Usually held during March at Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV
County school systems who participate: Jefferson, Berkeley, Morgan, Mineral, Hampshire, Hardy, Grant, and West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, plus various private schools within the region (Note: Students from Pendleton County Schools participate with the fair at Davis and Elkins College)
Student eligibility: Students in grades 6-8 who won at their respective county-level science fairs are eligible to participate.
Beth Pennington, Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Bryan Cooley, RESA 8 Program Development Coordinator email@example.com
Webpage information: A link for information about the regional fairs in RESA 8 appears on the RESA 8 homepage: resa8.org usually in December of each year.
West Liberty University Regional Science and Engineering Fair
Fair location: Arnett Hall at West Liberty University, West Liberty WV 26074
Fair dates: March 9 - 10, 2012
Student eligibility: 6-8 in the junior competition; 9-12 in the senior competition. No pre-qualifying event is required. Students from the West Virginia counties of Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel and Tyler in grades 6-12 are eligible. Additionally, students in Belmont and Jefferson counties of Ohio are also eligible on condition that students attending schools in these two Ohio Counties will enter their projects either in the West Liberty State College regional Science and Engineering Fair or the Greater Ohio Science Fair, but not both during the same school year.. Registration is via email following the instructions provided on the website.
Melinda S. Kreisburg, PhD firstname.lastname@example.org
Dept Natural Science and Math
West Liberty University
PO Box 295, 139 CSC, West Liberty, WV 26074
Website: http://go.westliberty.edu/science-and-mathematics/science-fair/ or www.westliberty.edu and follow the links to “Academics,” “College of Sciences,” and “Natural Sciences and Mathematics.”
West Virginia Eastern Panhandle Regional High School Science Fair
Fair location: Potomac State College of WVU / KVFD Exhibition Hall, Keyser, WV
Fair date: March 5, 2013, Applications due date: February 22, 2013
Student Eligible: Students in grades 9-12 who have participated in a county science fair within the RESA 8 counties of Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Mineral, and Morgan,and the West Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind.
West Virginia Eastern Panhandle Regional Middle School Science Fair
Date: March 12, 2012 (snow date Thursday, March 14, 2013)
Location: Shepherd University
Contacts for the Eastern Panhandle Regional MS and HS Science Fairs:
Robert P. Mason, Co-Director, email@example.com,
Route 4, Box 203, Keyser WV 26726, 1-304-788-0284
Joyce Ashworth, (firstname.lastname@example.org ), RESA 8 Program Development Coordinator,
109 So. College St., Martinsburg, WV 1-304-267-3595, ext. 135
Dr. Jay Badenhoop, JKBadenhoop@mail.wvu.edu
Professor of Chemistry,
Potomac State College of WVU, 101 Fort Ave., Keyser, WV 267267
Gary Kalbaugh, email@example.com