EPSEF - Eastern Panhandle
Science and Engineering Fair

EPSEF 2021 - Virtual Edition

Affiliated with:

Broadcom MASTERS     Regeneron ISEF
EPSEF 2021 - Virtual Edition
What's New?
Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, EPSEF 2021 will be a virtual event.  Students will submit project information online, judging will be online, and the awards ceremony will be online. However, student awards and prizes are 100% real!
Instead of the traditional project display board or poster, this year's virtual fair equivalent consists of a "Quad Chart", a summary document that is kind of like a mini-poster, and more detailed "Project Presentation" that is essentially a printout of a PowerPoint slideshow.
There will be no live or even remote interviews with judges.  Instead, students have the option of making brief video presentations for judges to view offline.
Because not every student has the opportunity to participate in school or county science fairs this season, students will be allowed to directly enter EPSEF 2021 without having to advance through those fairs.
Unlike previous years when students submitted application paperwork to their teachers, students will electronically submit applications and project files directly to EPSEF.
Complete the Student Interest Form online by February 15, 2021
Application and Project Submission Window: March 1 - March 12, 2021 at 11:59 PM
Project Review and Judging: March 13-16, 2021
Awards Ceremony (via Zoom): Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 7:00 PM
100% Virtual
Students in grades 6-12 from the Eastern Panhandle counties of Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Mineral, Morgan, Pendleton, and the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind.
EPSEF 2021 is affiliated with the Society for Science, the Broadcom MASTERS, and Regeneron ISEF.
As a Society-affiliated fair, students who participate in EPSEF must observe the International Rules for Pre-college Science Research.
Because the 2021 West Virginia Science and Engineering Fair is planning to allow direct entry of one student from each school, advancement through the regional fair is not required or permitted.  Students who compete in WVSEF are welcome to also participate in EPSEF.  The top two winners at EPSEF will advance to Virtual Regeneron ISEF 2021.
How To Enter
Submit all required items and any recomended or optional items by 11:59 PM Friday, March 12, 2021.  See EPSEF 2021 Project Items for more information and the Virtual Regeneron ISEF 2021 Project Material Guidelines (15-page Word document) for complete details.
  1. Forms and Paperwork:
  2. Abstract
  3. Project Presentation
  4. Quad Chart
  5. Project Video (2-minute maximum)
  6. Video Demonstration/Simulation/Animation (1 minute maximum)
  7. Research Paper
  8. Lab Notebook Image/Excerpt
  1. Animal Sciences
  2. Plant Sciences
  3. Physical Sciences
  4. Applied Sciences
  5. Engineering
  6. Mathematics
Additional Info
The EPSEF Virtual Science Fair is brand NEW for everyone involved.  The goal is to give interested students the opportunity to participate in EPSEF 2021.  Don't panic if you have difficulty.  Usually a brief conversation with your science teacher will resolve any issue.  If you still need help, send an email or have your parent/guardian contact the appropriate director, below.
Your Adult Sponsor must be your science teacher (or another teacher if your science teacher is not available), even if you are learning from home due to the pandemic.
Please be aware that extra time may be required to complete the required paperwork and obtain signatures from your teacher and others.  Plan accordingly.  
Sign Up
Complete the Student Interest Form to keep up to date with EPSEF 2021.  (Submitting this form does not obligate you to compete in the fair.)
Shane Price, Middle School Fair Director
Tel: 304-270-7769
Pat Mason, High School Fair Director
Tel: 304-788-0284 or 540-336-0072
-- Updated Feb 7, 2021 SP
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