EPSEF - Eastern Panhandle
Science and Engineering Fair

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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 2021 Will Be Virtual
By Shane Price, Fair Director | November 17, 2020
EPSEF 2021 Virtual
Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, EPSEF 2021 will be held virtually.  All students in grades 6-12 from the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia are eligible to enter.  For EPSEF 2021 only there is no requirement to advance through your school or county fair prior to competition in EPSEF 2021.
See the EPSEF 2021 web page for more information.

WVSEF 2021 Will Be Virtual
From the West Virginia Department of Education | November 4, 2020
Officials from the West Virginia Science and Engineering Fair (WVSEF) announced today that the 2021 West Virginia Science and Engineering Fair will be held virtually. The change is for the 2021 fair only.
/wvsef_logo.pngEach school will submit one project per grade band (3-5, 6-8, 9-12) to the state for judging. These projects are to be considered the school’s “best of fair” and will act as this year’s Science Ambassadors for West Virginia.  All projects will be completed individually this year (no teams or group projects) and will be submitted to the WVDE as a three to five minute video presentation (either video or voice over PowerPoint). All fair rules still apply.
School level science fair submissions will be submitted to WVDE beginning March 1, 2021 and continue through March 12, 2021. See the WVSEF's official website for more information.

EPSEF 2020 Official Results for Elementary and Middle School Competitions
By Shane Price, Fair Director | March 6, 2020
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 recognized students' efforts with several special awards and prizes.  
Notable winners include:
  • Kamryn Buck, 5th grader from Warm Springs Intermediate School in Morgan County, earned the Elementary Division's Best of Show award with a project entitled, "Boys vs. Girls: Who is the Dirtiest?" The top project in the Elementary Division also earned Kamryn a $50 cash award.
  • Ralph Wojtowicz, 7th grader from Moorefield Middle School in Hardy County, earned the Middle School Division's $100 Lemelson Early Inventor Prize for "Electrohydrodynamic Engines."
  • "Composting Styrofoam with Mealworms" earned Andrew Stone, 7th grader from Harpers Ferry Middle School in Jefferson County, the Middle School Division's Best of Show award, which includes a $100 cash award. 
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 Saturday, March 28 at Fairmont State University.  In addition, first-place category award winners from the Middle School Division are nominated to compete in the Broadcom MASTERS, the world's premeire science competition for middle school students.
Click the link to view/download a PDF of the EPSEF 2020 Official Results for Elementary and Middle School.
EPSEF - High School Division is slated for Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Potomac State College of WVU in Keyser.

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