What is the Regional Science and Engineering Fair? The Regional Science and Engineering Fair is a showcase of student projects in three divisions: ● Science ● Engineering ● Computer Science. Fourth through sixth graders will compete against each other in each of the categories.
You can choose the category in which you will compete, but you can only submit one project to the fair. For example, you cannot enter a coding project and also be a team member on an engineering project. You can work with a partner, but each partner needs to complete their own logbook and you will share a board.
If you have any questions about the process or how to help your student with a project please consult the handbook. Here's the link to the handbook all students were given: Science and Engineering Fair Student Handbook
All students must sign the ethics agreement and complete the project approval forms before beginning their project. Their teacher will keep the project approval form and the ethics form should be glued into the logbook cover.
Students who are doing projects with human participants or items that may pose a risk must work with a designated scientist and have these forms completed before they begin their projects: Risk Assessment & Designated Supervisor Form
If you’re wondering how projects are judged please see these pages. Judges use these exact pages on the day all projects from the school are judged. There is a list of questions judges might ask link here as well.
- Judging Criteria for Computer Project
- Judging Criteria for Engineering Project
- Judging Criteria for Science Project
- Sample Interview Questions
Here are the guidelines for the three divisions:
- How to Complete a Computer Project
- How to Complete an Engineering Project
- How to Complete a Science Project