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This is the official home of the Eastern Panhandle Science and Engineering Fair, serving students from the West Virginia counties of Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Mineral, Morgan, Pendleton, and the WV Schools for the Deaf and the Blind.
EPSEF '24 Official Results for Elementary and Middle School Competitions
By Shane Price | February 7, 2024
More than 200 elementary and middle school students from West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle gathered at the Ranson Civic Center on Friday to compete in the region's annual science and engineering fair. In addition to recognizing the top three projects from each category, the fair also presented several special awards for students' outstanding efforts.
The Elementary Division Best of Show award was presented to Garrett Maclachlan, fifth grader from Tomahawk Intermediate School in Berkeley County for his project, Radioactivity Exposure and Shielding. Isabella Powell from Warm Springs Middle School in Morgan County earned the Best of Show award in the Middle School Division for How Does Water Flow Affect Hydroelectric Power Generation?
All first-place category award winners from both Elementary and Middle School divisions now advance to compete in WVSEF, the West Virginia Science and Engineering Fair, to be held Monday, March 4 in Charleston. In addition, first-place category award winners from the Middle School Division are nominated to compete in the Thermo Fisher Scientific Junior Innovators' Challenge, the world's premeire science competition for middle school students.
Download the Official Results HERE
The Regional Science and Engineering Fair encourages students’ interest in science
From Martinsburg Journal-News, By Ainsley Hall, Feb 2, 2024 Updated Feb 3, 2024
Photo by Ainsley Hall, Martinsburg Journal-News
RANSON — The Eastern Panhandle Science and Engineering Fair for elementary and middle school students took place on Friday at the Ranson Civic Center, where students from all over the area came to compete and share their hard work.
Students took turns presenting their projects to judges and talking about the research they prepared for the event.
There were many different categories, including animal science, medical science, chemistry, engineering and more. The fair is meant to challenge students to research and present on their chosen topic and learn important professional skills to help them in the future. Students are free to choose whatever scientific topic interests them. (MORE
EPSEF '24 Registration Deadlines Extended
By Shane Price | January 23, 2024
Snow related school cancellations in the Eastern Panhandle made for a bit of concern regarding the upcoming regional science fairs. The original registration deadline has been extended to Monday, January 29, 2024
. See the Elemetary and Middle School Division
page or High School Division
page for important registration information.
Only the registration deadline has been extended. Both fairs remain on the calendar as originally planned. EPSEF Elementary and Middle School Division
is still planned for Friday, February 2 at the Ranson Civic Center. EPSEF High School Division
is still planned for Tuesday, February 13 at WVU Potomac State College in Keyser.
In case of weather-related school cancellations or delays anywhere in the Eastern Panhandle on the fair date, be sure to check the epsef.org
home page (this page) for live status updates.
EPSEF '24 Dates Set
By Shane Price | September 5, 2023, Updateed January 23, 2024
Mark your calendars: dates for the 2024 Eastern Panhandle Science and Engineering Fairs are scheduled as follows:
EPSEF Elementary and Middle School Divisions will be Friday, February 2, 2024 at the Ranson Civic Center; snow date Saturday, February 9, 2024.
EPSEF High School Division will be Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at Potomac State College of WVU in Keyser; snow date Thursday, February 15, 2024.
The registration deadline for all EPSEF divisions is Friday, January 19, 2024 Monday, January 29, 2024.
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