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West Central Regional Science Fair

2021 Science Fair

The West Central Regional Science Fair will be held on Friday, January 15, 2021.  Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, this year’s fair will be a virtual fair – allowing us to protect the health of the participants, judges, and the greater community!

The fair will run with two divisions: a Senior Division for students who are in grades 9 through 12, and a Junior Division for students in grades 6 through 8.


The categories for this year’s fair, as aligned with the Wyoming State Science Fair will be:

  • Animal Science
  • Plant Science
  • Behavioral & Social Sciences
  • Biomedical & Health Sciences / Biomedical Engineering / Translational Medical Sciences
  • Chemistry / Energy: Chemical
  • Biochemistry / Cellular & Molecular Biology / Computational Biology & Bioinformatics
  • Earth & Environmental Sciences / Environmental Engineering
  • Engineering Mechanics / Materials Science / Energy: Physical
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Physics & Astronomy
  • Robotics & Intelligent Machines / Embedded Systems / Systems Software

These categories were carefully selected to allow students to do research with the same breadth of topics as at the Intel ISEF.


This year’s fair will be conducted virtually – unlike years past you will NOT come to Central Wyoming College to set up a poster –  instead, we will be using Zoom video conferencing for you to meet with our judges and present your work.  You will be provided with a link to a video conference room, and the judges will be able to interview you in a breakout room.

Due to anticipating technical glitches – we will ask that participants be available between the hours of 8:00AM and Noon for interviews on Friday, January 15. 

We anticipate being able to hold a virtual award’s ceremony early Friday afternoon.  More details will become available as details are finalized.

 What do I get if I win?

Should you win 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place in your category, you become eligible to enter the Wyoming State Science Fair to be held at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, WY in early March of 2020.  The Wyoming State Science Fair is our state’s affiliated fair with the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Learn more about the Wyoming State Science Fair.

You also win bragging rights… those can never be underestimated…


To ensure that students who place will not be disqualified at subsequent competitions we will be strictly adhering to the rules set out by the Intel ISEF. Read the rules

All projects will have to be approved by our Scientific Review Board prior to the competition. Projects which include the use of human subjects, animals, and/or potentially hazardous biological agents will be subject to particular scrutiny -- and must have their research plan approved prior to beginning their research. Details and deadlines for this process will follow shortly.

 Have a question?  Send us an email:

Bill Finney – Director, West Central Regional Science Fair