37th Annual Frederick County Science
and Engineering Fair
March 23 - March 24, 2018
Tuscarora High School
5312 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick, MD 21703
Click here for the 2017 Results!!!
REGISTRATION is now OPEN and will CLOSE at 11:59 PM March 4, 2018
(learn all about our county fair)
Chrome and Firefox work best for the registration links below.
This regional ISEF affiliated science fair is open to all students (private, public or homeschooled) who live in or attend school in Frederick County.
(Want tips on what you need to do to register? Watch the above video!)
Watch us set up a previous fair!
NO WALK-INS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
All HS & MS participants must complete an official ISEF packet (Forms 1, 1A, 1B, Research Plan). Participants with potentially hazardous projects (human subjects, vertebrates, biological agents, institution based projects, hazardous chemicals, etc.) MUST complete additional ISEF forms and receive pre-approval as needed.
All registration materials (online registration & ISEF paperwork) are due to the FCPS Secondary Science Office 191 South East St. Frederick MD 21701 by March 4, 2018 . Paperwork can be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or in hard copy. See below for the forms.
*Please contact Colleen.Beall@fcps.org with any special accomodations required for judging or the awards ceremony.
Want to submit forms electronically (including electronic signatures)? Watch a tutorial for assistance.
SET-UP: Friday (March 23, 2018) evening 5:30 to 7:30 PM - must check in project during this time to be eligible for judging on Saturday (March 24, 2018)
Your science fair project should be set up as a display. Most students use tri-fold boards that sit on a table top. The student is responsible for bringing all materials needed for display. The fair follows all ISEF display and safety regulations. No living organisms are allowed to be displayed. For details please visit https://student.societyforscience.org/intel-isef-display-and-safety-regulations
JUDGING: Saturday (March 24, 2018)
High School 9:00AM - 12:00PM - must be present entire time
Middle School 9:00AM - 11:00AM - must be present entire time for the following categories: Animal Sciences, Biochemistry, Biomedical & Health Sciences, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Energy: Chemical & Physical, Environmental Engineering, Mathematics, Physics & Astronomy, Robotics & Intelligent Machines
Middle School 10:00AM - 12:00PM - must be present entire time for the following categories: Behavioral & Social Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Cellular & Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Embedded Systems, Engineering Mechanics, Materials Science, Microbiology, Plant Sciences, Systems Software, Translational Medical Science
OPEN TO PUBLIC: 3:00 - 4:00 PM
AWARDS CEREMONY: 4:00 PM
REMOVE PROJECTS BY 5:30 PM
ISEF RULE WIZARD (For help selecting needed ISEF forms): https://apps2.societyforscience.org/wizard/index.asp
PROJECT CATEGORIES (For help selecting the proper category for your project): https://student.societyforscience.org/intel-isef-categories-and-subcategories ISEF categories have CHANGED this year and so have OURS!! The category you entered at the school level may be different than the county level.
HS OVERALL WINNER & RUNNER UP advance to compete in the International Science & Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, PA May 13 - 18, 2018. Several student observers also have the opportunity to travel to Pittsburgh as ISEF guests.
Top MS winners qualify to enter the national Broadcom MASTERS competition! 300 semifinalists are selected from across the nation and the top 30 compete in Washington DC!
LOTS of prizes and specialty awards for all grades, 6-12!
INFORMATION FOR THE 2018 FREDERICK COUNTY SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR
INFORMATION RELATED TO THE INTEL ISEF RULES AND GUIDELINES
LINKS TO ISEF FORMS (REQUIRED)