Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair

This public website provides information and registration links for the annual Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair. Prospective judges and organizations can register to participate in the science fair.

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2021 Virtual Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Last week, the 66th annual Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair virtually showcased over 200 high school science projects. Via recorded videos, 300 students presented their research projects in a wide variety of science and engineering fields. Projects were judged by over 150 STEM professionals and 50 professional organizations and businesses.

The Grand Prize,1st place, and 2nd place winners are eligible to compete in the Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair to be held virtually in April.

2021 Regional Science and Engineering Fair Results

 

Thank you to the hundreds of students, teachers, and community members who dedicated their time and energy for this year’s Fair.

Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair General Information

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 located in Fairfax County. Schools must confirm their intent to participate at the Regional Level by contacting the Regional Fair Director by October 15 of each school year.

Next year’s science fair is tentatively planned for the weekend of March 18-20, 2022.  This website will be updated with any new information in December.

Category Judges for the Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Each year 250 judges are required to evaluate over 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 (The link will be open in December). 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 by email LKPeterson@fcps.edu or by phone 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.

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 (The link will be open in December). 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.

See category judges for more information. If you have questions, please contact Tim Harazin by e-mail Tim.Harazin@fcps.edu or by phone 703-658-3690.

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2020 Virtual Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2020 Virtual Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair!

In March, the 65th annual Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair virtually showcased over 400 high school science projects. Via recorded videos, over 600 students presented their research projects in a wide variety of science and engineering fields. Projects were judged by over 150 professionals and 40 professional organizations and businesses. 
 
Thank you to the hundreds of students, teachers, and community members who dedicated their time and energy for this year’s Fair!

Contact Information for General Questions

Sponsors

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Intel International Science and Engineering Fair Logo

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Important dates:

May 2021: Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair, Virtual

December 2021: Judging registration website opens

March 18-20, 2022: Regional Science Fair (anticipated)