West Virginia Science and Engineering Fair for Grade 3-12

The optional WV State Science and Engineering Fair will be held virtually for the 20-21 school year. Projects will progress directly from the school to the state level in all three grade bands (3-5, 6-8, and 9-12). There will be no regional fairs. Each school will submit only one project per grade band (Best of Fair) directly to the state. Projects will be judged at the state level within categories. Specific information regarding the fairs will be posted on the fair websites by October 16th. These fairs are optional.

School-level science fair winning submissions will be submitted to WVDE beginning March 1, 2021, and continue through March 12, 2021.

West Virginia Science Bowl (WVSB)

Throwback 30: Celebrating 30 years of West Virginia Science Bowl!

The National Energy Technology Laboratory in Morgantown, WV is excited to host the 2021 West Virginia Regional Science Bowl. This will be the 30th competition hosted by NETL and our first virtual competition. The virtual event will consist of the Middle School competition on February 5th, 2021 and High School competition on February 6th, 2021 with winners qualifying for the National Science Bowl. There will also be science demonstrations and interviews with researchers throughout the day. Be a part celebrating the WVSB’s 30th year by registering on the U.S. Department of Energy website!

Additional information and updates will be posted on the wvsciencebowl.org, please reach out to Andrew Melone, Thomas.melone@netl.doe.gov with any questions.

West Virginia Regional Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS)

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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