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West Central Regional Science Fair

2020 Science Fair

The West Central Regional Science Fair will be held on Thursday, January 16 & Friday, January 17, 2019, at Central Wyoming College in the JoAnne Youtz McFarland Health & Science Center.

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


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.


Participants will be allowed to check-in and set up their projects on Thursday, January 16 between the hours of 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM.  Judging will begin early Friday morning. Participants will need to be at their posters to be interviewed later on Friday morning. The awards ceremony will be held on Friday afternoon.  More will be posted 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 & Steve McAllister – Co-Directors, West Central Regional Science Fair