Central Virginia Regional Science Fair

an affiliate of Intel ISEF - Society for Science & The Public   2015 ISEF Guidelines
2015 events: 

March 6-7, 2015   Central VA Regional Science Fair (ISEF for 9th-12 Graders) hosted by CVCC

May 5, 2015 Science Challenge Fair for 6th-8th Graders & 5th Grade Science Stars (see below) hosted by Central Virginia Governor's School

March 6-7 Regional ISEF Fair will be held at Merritt Hall, Central Virginia Community College for grades 9-12

November 3, 2014 - All teachers working with students who will submit projects should sign-up with their division science fair representative by this date. SRC review of projects occurs from November 14 to February 13.

Students can obtain the CVRSF registration form from their current science teachers.  Regisration forms with required ISEF forms are submitted by the teachers to CVRSF by Noon on February 20.  The Regional SRC will review the projects. If there is a question, the teacher and student will be notified by February 27.

March 6, 2015 - All registered and SRC approved student posters/displays are set-up during 5:00 -7:00 p.m. All items must be at the student's assigned poster location by 7:00 p.m.

March 7, 2015 - Judges will interview students beginning at 12:30 pm. If students are taking the SAT in the morning, they need to indicate the information on the Science Fair Registration Form provided by science teachers. The morning SAT students will be required to check in by 1:00 pm but no later than 1:15 pm and will be in the second judging cycle.

The Central Virginia Regional Science Fair (CVRSF) stimulates interest among high school students in many areas of science. Students attending Grades 9-12 in Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, and Campbell Counties, or in the City of Lynchburg may participate. The science fair enables them to develop their abilities through creativeness and scientific enterprise as shown in their projects. The fair unites local educators at the secondary and college levels who mentor students as they learn the research process.

The Central Virginia Regional Science Fair (CVRSF), which is affiliated with the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF), brings together the best student projects from area high schools representing school divisions in the central part of Virginia. The CVRSF is operated by a regional steering committee. Funds from local school division annual participation fees, local college support, and local businesses and professional organizations provide the yearly operation budget. Each year the two grand award winners and a teacher represent the CVRSF at the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair. AREVA NP in Lynchburg is the Grand Sponsor of our Grand Finalists. The 2015 Intel ISEF will be held in Pittsburgh, PA  May 10-15.  The Virginia State Science Fair will be held March 27-28, 2015 at VMI. All first place and selected second place winners will be nominated to the state level. For VSSEF each student winner must register online and pay the registration fee. Parents are responsible for transporting students to and from the event.

Steering Committe Chair/CVRSF Director: Dr. Cheryl Lindeman 


Eighth Annual Central Virginia Science Challenge Fair (grades 5-8)

  • May 5, 2015
  • Hosted by Central Virginia Governor's School on grounds of Heritage High School.

Participation Criteria

  • Students are selected by their school divisions as best of local fairs meeting the criteria of the regional science fair challenge or, for 5th graders, based on their school or division fairs.
  • Participants complete "student intent to participate form" and return it to their teachers.
  • Participants must be accompanied by parent/chaperone/teacher during the event.
  • Hot dog combo dinners will be available for purchase during the event.
  • Students must be present to receive awards.
  • 6th- 8th graders who place 1st or 2nd in their category are eligible to be nominated for the Broadcom Masters National Competitionwww.www.societyforscience.org/masters
  • Questions should be directed to the student's science teacher or school division science supervisor

Agenda for May 5, 2015 (6-8 grades)

  • 3:15 pm - 3:55 pm: Registration & Project set-up opens at in Heritage HS Cafeteria.
          -Parking is available in the auxilary HHS student parking lot located off Leesville Rd, on the left side of the road, 0.4 miles from Timberlake Rd.  The entrance down to the parking lot is just past the Verizon Building.
  • 4:00 pm: Judging and Program in Auditorum begin (1/2 students in each)
  • 5:25 pm: Groups will be instructed to change places about this time.
  • 6:30 pm: Projects open to the public 
  • 6:45 pm: Awards Program Begins

Agenda for May 5, 2015 (5th grade)

  • 4:30 pm: Registration & Project set-up for in Heritage HS Cafeteria.
  • 4:45 pm: Special science program in the Governor's School for 5th graders
  • 6:15 pm: Science Stars stand by their projects in HHS Cafeteria
  • 6:30 pm: Recognition for 5th grade Science Stars