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West Central Regional Science Fair

2023 Science Fair

The West Central Regional Science Fair will be held on Friday, January 20, 2023. This year’s fair will return to being a face-to-face fair!

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.


 Categories

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.


Schedule

This year’s fair will be a face-to-face fair. Student presenters will be able to come to Central Wyoming College on the afternoon of Thursday, January 19 to set up their posters for their projects. Judges will begin to judge their projects early Friday morning. Student presenters are asked to return to campus on Friday, January 20 no later than 9:45 AM, to be available for our judges to interview them on their projects. We anticipate holding our awards ceremony shortly after lunch on Friday. 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 2023.  The Wyoming State Science Fair is our state’s affiliated fair with the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair. Learn more about the Wyoming State Science Fair.

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


Rules

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: sciencefair@cwc.edu

Bill Finney – Director, West Central Regional Science Fair