Region 8 Western Regional Science & Engineering Fair

About the Fair

As of now, the 2022 fair is being planned as an in-person/on-campus event (not online) at WCU's Ramsey Center. The dates are February 14 (Grades 3-5) and February 15 (Grades 6-12). PLEASE CONTACT THE FAIR DIRECTOR IF YOU DON'T FIND THE INFORMATION YOU NEED HERE. *****JUDGES: Please sign up under "Registration" and then choose the "Judge" option at the upper right of your screen. *****VENDORS/EXHIBITORS: Please sign up under "Registration" and then choose the "Volunteer" option at the upper right of your screen. *****Welcome - we hope you can attend the Region 8 Science & Engineering Fair! Our fair is held annually at the campus of Western Carolina University in the Ramsey Regional Activity Center. Students (grades 3 – 12) from the westernmost counties in North Carolina compete, and the winners move on to the state NCSEF (North Carolina Science & Engineering Fair) competition. *****Fair Director Contact: Frank Forcino | Flforcino@email.wcu.edu *******WEATHER POLICY: Inclement weather is always unpredictable across our region. Unless the university itself is closed (which is highly unlikely), the fair will be held as scheduled with set up time from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. each day. Transportation to and from the fair is the responsibility of the students and/or parents. Teachers or parents may bring and set up projects during the check-in time, but students must be present during the judging starting at 10:15 a.m. *****

How Do I Get Started?

Use the menu at the upper right corner of your screen to register or log in as a student, judge, or volunteer (note - exhibitors/vendors sign up as "volunteers"). Signups are usually opened in late fall (December).


The Western Region 8 NCSEF would like to thank the following companies and organizations for their tireless support.
With their commitment, students have an opportunity to share ideas, showcase cutting-edge projects,
and compete annually for awards and scholarships.


If you would like to become a sponsor of the Western Region 8 NCSEF
please contact Highlands Biological Station for more information.

For technical questions and support, please contact your event administrator