Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair

The Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair is a competition for students attending HS in Fairfax County. Students may earn meritorious entry to the Regional competition through a science fair held at their local public or private schools.

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2022 Virtual Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair

In March 2022, the 67th annual Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair 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.

2022 Regional Science and Engineering Fair Results

General Information for Schools and Students

Special Awards from Organizations

Each year, approximately 40-60 STEM-related organizations provide community support by sponsoring Special Awards to students at the Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair. Past awards have ranged from scholarships, gift certificates, and U.S. Treasury bonds to professional publication subscriptions and invitations to luncheons or dinner receptions.

There is no standard organization award or specific judging criteria required. The choice of award is the preference of the organization and the judges. Organizations may choose to offer awards within a particular science category, for students of a certain grade level, or for goals related to their organization’s mission.

One designated representative should register your organization's team of judges. Please use the link below to register as a Special Awards organization; the registration link is live between November and March. 

For further information, please contact Brian Schwenk by email [email protected] or by phone 703-658-3690. Thank you, in advance, for your help in making this year's fair a tremendous success!

  • Information Letter for Non-FCPS Independent Schools

    Non-FCPS Independent Schools must attend a mandatory information meeting and confirm their intent to participate at the Regional Level by contacting the Regional Fair Directors by October 1 of each school year. Please see attached information letter for more information.

Category Judges

Each year 250 judges are required to evaluate science fair projects in a wide variety of categories ranging from plant sciences to robotics. 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 STEM category. Chairpersons for each category and Grand Prize judges are also needed.

Please use the link below to register as a category judge; the registration link is live between November and March. 

For further information, please contact Linda Peterson by email [email protected] 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 registering to judge on behalf of a STEM organization, please see the Special Awards Information section.

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

In March 2021, 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.

2021 Regional Science and Engineering Fair Results

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:

  • March 18-22, 2022: Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair
  • April 9-10, 2022: Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair
  • May 8-13, 2022: Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair