Frederick County Science and Engineering Fair

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Friday, March 20, 2015 thru Saturday, March 21, 2015
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Walkersville Middle School
55 W Frederick St
Walkersville, MD 21793
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FCPS Science Fair Banner

34th Annual Frederick County Science
and Engineering Fair
March 20-21, 2015
Walkersville Middle School


Registration closed Thursday, March 12 (4:00 PM), 2015.

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This regional ISEF affiliated science fair is open to all students (private, public or homeschooled) who live in or attend school in Frederick County.


All HS participants must complete an official ISEF packet.

MS participants with potentially hazardous projects (human subjects, vertebrates, biological agents, institution based projects, hazardous chemicals, etc.) MUST complete ISEF forms.
ISEF paperwork is due to the FCPS Secondary Science Office 191 South East St. Frederick MD 21701 by Thursday, March 12, 2015 by 4PM as well as registering on-line. Paperwork can be sent electronically or in hard copy. See below for the forms.

Want to submit forms electronically (including electronic signatures)? Watch a tutorial for assistance.

SET-UP: Friday (March 20) evening 5:30 to 7:30 PM - must check in project during this time to be eligible for judging on Saturday (March 21)

Your science fair project should be set up as a display. Most students use tri-fold boards that sit on a table top. The student is responsible for bringing all materials needed for display. The fair follows all ISEF display and safety regulations. No living organisms are allowed to be displayed. For details please visit


High School 9:00AM – 12:00PM – must be present entire time
Middle School 9:00AM – 11:00AM – must be present entire time for the following categories: Animal Sciences, Biochemistry, Biomedical & Health Sciences, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Energy: Chemical & Physical, Environmental Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Robotics & Intelligent Machines
Middle School 10:00AM – 12:00PM – must be present entire time for the following categories: Behavioral & Social Sciences, Cellular & Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Embedded Systems, Engineering Mechanics, Materials Science, Microbiology, Plant Sciences, Systems Software

OPEN TO PUBLIC: 3:00 – 4:00 PM

ISEF RULE WIZARD (For help selecting needed ISEF forms):

PROJECT CATEGORIES (For help selecting the proper category for your project):  ISEF categories have CHANGED this year and so have OURS!! The category you entered at the school level may be different than the county level.

ISEF DOCUMENT LIBRARY (For finding all ISEF forms and resources):


HS WINNER & RUNNER UP win a trip to the International Science & Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, PA May 10-15, 2015.

Top MS winners qualify to enter the Broadcom MASTERS competition! 300 semifinalists are selected from across the nation and the top 30 compete in California!

LOTS of prizes and specialty awards for all grades, 6-12!


2015 Tip Sheet

Project Type Descriptions

Judging Criteria

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