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Dr. Christine Hermann and Dr. Kimberly Lane,
Co-Directors
Box 6949
Chemistry Department
Radford University
Radford, VA  24142

sciencefair@radford.edu  

 

We are proud to announce the winners of the Blue Ridge Highlands Regional Science Fair, held on March 6 - 7, 2020 at Radford University!

 

Grand Award Winners:


Claire Morton
The Division Decision: The Cdc13 Protein and Cell Size Control
Blacksburg High School
Sponsor: Katharine Davis



Virginia Worrell
Determining the Toxicological Effects of Polyurethane Foam and Complex Leachate on Artemia Nauplii
Southwest Virginia Governor’s School
Sponsor: Rebecca Phillips

 

 Grand Award Alternate

 Cassady Marion
The Impact of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi on Marigold Development in Microplastic-Contaminated Soil
Southwest Virginia Governor’s School

Sponsor: Rebecca Phillips

Virginia State Science and Engineering Delegates

Winners by Category

Winners by Special Award

Winners by Project Number

Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair Delegates that Won Prizes at VSSEF

Need help getting started on your project?
The following links can be useful.
Intel ISEF Student Handbook
Intel ISEF Projects Database

Science fairs have roots that go back to the 1940s, when they were used to encourage talented high school seniors to pursue a career in science or engineering and to expose the public to scientific work.  Today, science fairs are still used to nurture an interest in the sciences, but have expanded to include younger students.   

Through poster displays and oral presentations, young scientists present the results of their hard work in the fields of animal science, behavioral and social science, biochemistry and chemistry, cell and molecular biology, computer science, earth and planetary science, environmental management and science, engineering, mathematics, medicine and health, microbiology, physics and astronomy, and plant science.  This stimulates an active interest in science and engineering in young students, provides an unparalleled experience in research and presentations, and exposes the public to the hard work these students are performing.

With the 29th Annual Blue Ridge Highlands Regional Science Fair, we are continuing a long-standing tradition of scientific exploration and promotion.  Participants in this fair represent the counties of Bland, Buchanan, Carroll, Dickenson, Giles, Grayson, Lee, Montgomery, Pulaski, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, Wythe and the cities of Bristol, Galax, and Norton.  Students will compete in either the Junior (6th through 8th grades) or Senior (9th through 12th grades) Division.

The Grand Award winners (the top two Senior Division projects) will receive an all-expense-paid trip to the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Anaheim, California to be held May 10 - 15, 2020.  At the 2019 ISEF, 1842 students from 80 countries competed for approximately $4 million in prizes.  Requirements to travel to ISEF for the students and adults are listed here.

The First Place winners in each senior category will receive an invitation to participate in the Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair at the Berglund Center in Roanoke, Virginia on April 17 – 18, 2020.

The First Place winners in each junior category will receive an invitation to submit an application to compete in the Broadcom Masters, with the national finalists competing in Washington, D. C. on October 2020.

All projects must be submitted for approval prior to exhibition at the fair, with a registration form and abstract, no later than 5 pm on February 17, 2020. 

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Science Fairs Require Money for Awards and Trips.  You can support the Science Fair by a charitable donation or/and by placing an ad.  See below for details.

Help Support the Blue Ridge Highlands Science Fair at Radford University

The Blue Ridge Highlands Science Fair needs continued financial support to be able to award prizes, provide food, and pay for trips for the students and an Adult-in-Charge to attend the International Science and Engineering Fair.  You can help support the next and upcoming Science Fairs by making a donation by one of two ways.

(1)  Mail a check directly to Dr. Christine Hermann at Box 6949, Department of Chemistry, Radford University, Radford, VA  24142.  The check must be made out to the "Radford University Foundation" with "Blue Ridge Highlands Regional Science Fair" in the memo line.

(2)  Contact Dr. Christine Hermann at chermann@radford.edu or 540-831-5413 and request a callback for credit card information.  Please do not send credit card information over email.

(3)  If you are interested in placing an ad or having a recruiting table, please fill out the Sponsorship form.  Mail it in with payment and email your ad to Dr. Christine Hermann at chermann@radford.edu.

 

Donations to the Radford University Foundation are generally tax deductible, but each donor for the Science Fair should consult with a tax advisor to determine what is appropriate in each circumstance. Thank you for supporting the Blue Ridge Highlands Science Fair at Radford University.

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The 2021 Blue Ridge Highlands Regional Science Fair will be held on March 5 - 6, 2021 at Radford University.

Servicing students in the counties of Bland, Buchanan, Carroll, Dickenson, Giles, Grayson, Lee, Montgomery, Pulaski, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, Wythe and the cities of Bristol, Galax,  Norton, and Radford.   Students can compete in the Junior Division for 6th through 8th grade students or in the Senior Division for 9th through 12th grade students.

The Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair will be held April 2021 at the Berglund Center in Roanoke, Virginia. 

The International Science and Engineering Fair will be held May 2021.

The Broadcom Masters competition will be held October 2021 in Washington, DC.

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