The Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair is a competition for students attending high schools in Fairfax County, VA. To participate in this competition, a student must be representing a public or private high school that is affiliated with Intel ISEF.
To determine if a high school is affiliated, please e-mail the Fair Director, Myra Thayer, at MThayer@fcps.edu.
The Regional Science and Engineering Fair begins Friday, March 20th with student project registration. Judging and award selections are conducted on Saturday, March 21st. Judging for category awards and contributing sponsor awards are both held in the morning, while Grand Prize judging is in the afternoon.
The fair draws to a close on Sunday, March 22nd with the Awards Ceremony starting at 3:00 p.m. at Robinson Secondary School. Awards presenters represent the school system and business community.
The student science exhibits are open to the public between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Judging for the Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair will take place on Saturday, March 21st at Robinson Secondary School.
Each year 250 judges are required to evaluate nearly four hundred science fair projects in a wide variety of categories ranging from plants sciences to physics and astronomy. Chairpersons for each category and Grand Prize judges are also needed.
It is desirable that those volunteering to serve as category judges hold an advanced degree or possess extensive academic and/or professional experience in their selected categories.
Please follow the link below to register as a category judge. A reminder will be sent to category judges in February. Judging assignments will be made in March when the full number of student projects in each category is finalized.
For further information, please contact Linda Peterson or call 571-423-4783. Thank you, in advance, for your help in making this year's fair a tremendous success!
If you are judging for your organization, please do not register here. One designated representative from your organization should register at ORGANIZATIONS for your group of judges.
Organizations Encouraged to Participate in the Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair.
Organizations can provide community support by giving awards to students at the Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair. Judging will take place on Saturday, March 21st at Robinson Secondary School. Awards are announced at the Awards Ceremony held the following day.
Nearly 650 students and 400 volunteers participate during this three-day event. There are some 40-60 organizations that sponsor awards each year.
There is no standard organization award or specific judging criteria required. The choice of award is an individual preference of the organization and the judges. Organizations may choose to offer awards to winners of a particular science category; to winners of team projects; or to particular winners of any project category, individual or team. Past awards have ranged from scholarships, gift certificates, and U.S. Treasury bonds to professional publication subscriptions and invitations to luncheons or dinner receptions.
Please follow the link to register your organization. As the organization's contact, you would need to provide the award details and the number of judges coming to the fair.
Only one designated representative should register your organization's team of judges. Do not register here if you are judging as a category judge.
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September 19, 2014