Frederick County Science and Engineering Fair

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38th Annual Frederick County Science
and Engineering Fair
March 29 - March 30, 2019
Tuscarora High School

5312 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick, MD 21703

Click here for the 2018 Results!!!

REGISTRATION for the 2019 Fair will open in January, 2019!

 

Middle School Division Registration

 

High School Division Registration

 

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This regional ISEF affiliated science fair is open to all students (private, public or homeschooled) who live in or attend school in Frederick County.

Students DO NOT need to qualify through a school fair to participate in this county level fair. 

 

Registration Video

(Want tips on what you need to do to register? Watch the above video!)

 

Watch us set up a previous fair!

https://goo.gl/ss4I40

 

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 10, 2019. Paperwork can be sent electronically to colleen.beall@fcps.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 29, 2019) evening 5:30 to 7:30 PM - must check in project during this time to be eligible for judging on Saturday (March 30, 2019)

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 30, 2019)

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://ruleswizard.societyforscience.org/Home/ControlledCategories

PROJECT CATEGORIES (For help selecting the proper category for your project): https://student.societyforscience.org/intel-isef-categories-and-subcategories  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 Phoenix, AZ on May 12-17, 2019. Several student observers also have the opportunity to travel to Phoenix, AZ 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 2019 FREDERICK COUNTY SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR

2019 Tip Sheet

Project Type Descriptions

Judging Criteria

INFORMATION RELATED TO THE INTEL ISEF RULES AND GUIDELINES

2019 ISEF Rule Changes

Complete 2019 ISEF Rules and Guidelines 

LINKS TO ISEF FORMS (REQUIRED)

All ISEF Forms 

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