Central Virginia Regional Science Fair

an affiliate of Intel ISEF - Society for Science & The Public   2014 ISEF Guidelines
2014 events: 

March 7-8  Regional ISEF for 9th-12 Graders hosted by CVCC

****Revised  2014 Regional ISEF schedule  *****

March 7 - project set-up will not take place as scheduled. CVCC is closed. 

March 8 - Project set-up 11:15 a.m. - Noon CVCC 5124 Merritt Hall (if your teacher is scheduled to set-up your project it will be coordinated with CVRSF steering committee)

Noon -1:00 p.m. - Project room closed to students& teachers - only judges are permitted.

1:15 -1:30 p.m.   Registered student participants check in for judging

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.   Project Judging

3:15 - 3:45 p.m.   Projects open to the public

3:30 - 4:15 p.m.   Awards Program  Amherst Building 2123

4:15 p.m.             Projects are taken down.

May 6 Science Challenge Fair for 6th-8th Graders & 5th Grade Science Stars (see below) at CVGS

Current Event: Grades 9-12: March 7-8 Regional ISEF Fair will be held at Merritt Hall, Central Virginia Community College

November 1 - 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 15 to February 15.

Students can obtain the registration form from their science teachers.  Regisration forms with required ISEF forms are submitted by the teachers to CVRSF by Noon on February 21.  The Regional SRC will review the projects. If there is a question, the teacher and student will be notified by February 27.

March 7 - 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 8 - 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 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 2014 Intel ISEF will be held in Los Angeles, CA  May 11-16.  The Virginia State Science Fair will be held March 28-29, 2014 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  

5th-8th Grade Opportunities:
The Central Virginia Regional Science Fair Committee and Central Virginia Governor's School sponsored the sixth annual 5th-8th grade Central Virginia Science Challenge Fair. It will held on May 7, 2013 and is connected with the Society for Science & The Public's SSP Middle School Program. Our fair will nominate 6th -8th grade projects meeting the Broadcom Master awards and the local regional awards. (www.www.societyforscience.org/masters). The 5th graders will participate based on their nomination from their local school fair to be a "Science Star."

Date: May 6, 2014

Central Virginia Science Fair Challenge will be held at Central Virginia Governor's School

The competition for student in  Grades 6-8 who are nominated by school fairs. The 5th graders are nominated by their respective schools to be part of the  "2014 Science Stars." See logistics below.

  • Students are selected by their school divisions as best of local fairs meeting the criteria of the regional science fair challenge.
  • Participants complete "student intent to participate form" and return it to their teachers.
  • Participants must be accompanied by parent/chaperone/teacher during the event.
  • Registration & Project set-up (6th-8th graders) opens at 3:00 p.m. -3:55 p.m. in Heritage HS Cafeteria.
  • Registration & Project set-up for 5th graders is at 4:30 p.m. same location.
  • Parking is available in the HHS student parking lot and enter through CVGS.
  • Judging and CVGS Variety Show program begin at 4:00 p.m.for 6th-8th graders.
  • 5th Graders will have a special science program and recognition.
  • Students must be present to receive awards.
  • Awards program is anticipated to  begin at  6:00 p.m. for 5th grade Science Stars and 6:45 p.m. 6th -8th graders
  • Hot dog combo dinners will be available for purchase during the event.
  • Projects will be open to the public at 6:15 p.m.
  • Best of Luck to the  young scientists who will enter in the Science Fair Challenge!
  • 6th- 8th graders who place 1st or 2nd in their category are eligible to be nominated for the Broadcom Masters National Competition.
  • Student Questions- contact your science teacher.