VA State Science and Engineering Fair

The Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair, founded in 1985, started out with a little more than 100 projects and has grown considerably to include participants from 12 regions across the Commonwealth.

Over 250 Virginia high school students participated in the 2016 State Science Fair, presenting more than 200 projects.  More than 70 expert judges from higher education and businesses across Virginia volunteered their time.

Upcoming Fair

2017 dates are March 24-25, 2017.

Programming for VSSEF will be held in Cameron Hall.

6:00 - 8:00 pm   Registration and set-up at VMI Cameron Hall  
   1. Students must check in at registration desk. All payments and paperwork must be filed.
   2. Students set up exhibits. 
   3. Exhibits must be approved by the VSSEF Display & Safety Committee before leaving. 

7:00 - 7:30 am   Judges check in. 
8:00 am - 12:30 pm   Judges interview presenters for category and special awards.
   Only presenters and judges are allowed in the exhibit area during judging.
11:30 am - 12:30 pm   Lunches provided for presenters and Judges.
1:00 pm  Announcement of Grand Prize nominees.
   Nominees return to exhibits.
1:00 - 2:30 pm  Judges interview Grand Prize nominees.
1:15 - 2: 15 pm  VMI Post Tours (optioinal)
2:30 - 4:00 pm  Exhibits open to the public.
4:00 - 5:30 pm  Award ceremony in Cameron Hall.
   Finalists must attend the award ceremony to receive their awards.
   Exhibits MAY NOT be dismantled during the ceremony. 
   Please see the Fair Director for instructions if you are unable to attend the ceremony.


2016 Fair
2016 VSSEF Program
Congratulations to all 2016 VSSEF Award Winners and participants!

2015 Fair
2015 VSSEF Program
Congratulations to all 2015 VSSEF Award Winners and participants!