Information about State and Regional Science Fairs is updated as it becomes available.  If you would like to include or update information about a State or Regional Science Fair in your area, please contact WVDE Science Coordinator Robin Sizemore at robin.sizemore@k12.wv.us and provide the following information:

  • Name of Region (RESA) and Fair:
  • Fair Location:
  • Fair dates:
  • Application due date:
  • Possible snow date:
  • Eligibility:
  • Contact/s:  (person, title, email address, phone number)
  • Website URL for science fair information for your area:

Information about specific school or county science fairs may be obtained by contacting county or school offices directly.  For contact information visit the WVDE School Directory webpage.

West Virginia State Science Fairs

The West Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair, (WVSSEF)

The WVSSEF is affiliated with the International Science and Engineering Fair and follows their rules and guidelines. Please review the 2016 ISEF Rules and Guidelines for additional information. Two winning projects will receive and expense paid trip to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair as well as cash awards to winning projects

West Virginia Regional Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS)

IMPORTANT UPDATE: The registration deadline for the Junior Science & Humanities Symposium has been extended to March 20.  The registration must be done online at http://www.cvent.com/d/5gqbk5

The symposium will be held on the campus of West Virginia Wesleyan College on the evening of Friday, Mar 22 and on Saturday, Mar 23.   First, second, and third place winners will receive scholarships in the amount of $2000, $1500, and $1000, respectively, and the top 5 presentations will travel to the National Symposium.  Good science fair projects translate well to the JSHS format.

JSHS invites high school students to report on the results of their original research investigations in STEM and compete for scholarships and recognition at university-held regional symposia. All students in grades 9-12 enrolled in public, private, or home schools are eligible to participate in their local Regional Symposium. See Rules of Competition for eligibility details.

  • Fair Location: West Virginia Wesleyan College
  • Fair Dates: March 22-23, 2019
  • Applications Officially due- March 2019.  The online application is at http://www.cvent.com/d/5gqbk5
  • Eligibility: Any student in grades 9-12 in a West Virginia school
  • Contact:  Tracey DeLaney, Asst. Professor of Physics, delaney_t@wvwc.edu; 304-473-8330. Please notify Dr. DeLaney if your online application is not promptly acknowledged.
  • National JSHS website:  www.jshs.org

The West Virginia Science Bowl (WVSB) Regional Coordinating Committee announces the opening of the 2019 National Science Bowl and wants your High School and Middle Schools’ science and math students to participate!  The competition will be at the WVU Mountainlair, Morgantown on February 8, 2019, for Middle Schools and February 9, 2019, for High School.

Middle School registration for the 2019 WVSB is now open. Register here.

High schools must first register to participate in their respective RESA area competition.  Please see the NSB high school coaches page for registration

The National Science Bowl is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and features a tournament-style academic competition challenging students in the fields of science and mathematics. Visit http://wvsciencebowl.org/ to learn more or contact Kenneth C. Mechling at kenneth.mechling@netl.doe.gov.

Robotics Tournaments

Competitive robotics is sweeping across our state!  Last year over 500 teams competed in 12 unique programs, impacting more than 5,000 West Virginia students.  But, some students are still being left behind.  As of today, there are 19 counties with no robotics teams.  If you would like to become involved as a robotics team coach, judge, or volunteer in another capacity, please contact Todd I. Ensign, Ed.D., Program Manager, NASA IV&V ERC, at Todd.I.Ensign@nasa.gov.

For information about West Virginia Regional and State Robotics Tournaments, visit the

WV Robotics Alliance website

WV Robotics Alliance Events Calendar