What's old is new again! With the Coronavirus pandemic in the rearview mirror, EPSEF '23 will once again be a "traditional" in-person science fair.
All projects will be evaulated in-person at the fair. There is no longer any requirement to submit a Quad Chart, high resolution photo, or other digital version of the project display. Students are encouraged to focus on the science project, project display board, approved ancillary items, and optional research notebook.
Elementary and Middle School categories (see below) have been updated to reflect alignment with the revised WVSEF 2023 categories, which now more accurately reflect ISEF categories.
Projects will be evaluated via "traditional" student presentations and interviews. Judges will also evaluate approved items on display at each project booth.
The Society for Science has announced a new title sponsor for the world's premiere middle school science competition. The previously named Broadcom MASTERS will now be called the Thermo Fisher Scientific Junior Innovators Challenge. Although it has a new name and title sponsor, the competition structure is the same! Just as before, EPSEF will nominate 1st place award winners in each category to enter the national competition. Nominees will complete an online application, the top 300 will be named and the 30 finalists will participate in a finals week competition in Washington, DC in October. There is no cost to the student at any step of the competition. The top prize will have a new name, but is still $25,000.