13 DAYS TO GO! (Note for 2021: Online interviews will happen on Feb 17&18)
Region 8 Western Regional Science & Engineering Fair

About the Fair

The following are dates for this year's WCU Region 8 Science & Engineering Fair. Due to COVID, the fair is being held completely online (at the regional, state, and ISEF levels). Dates for the fair are: Deadline for submitted student materials: Wed, February 3, 2021; Live interviews of students by the judges will be conducted during one of the following judging time slots: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 between 9 - 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 17, 2021 between 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Thursday, February 18, 2021 between 9-11 a.m. Thursday, February 18, 2021 between 12:30 - 2:30 p.m 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 normally 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: Kelley H. Dinkelmeyer kdinkelmeyer@email.wcu.edu (828) 227-3679 *******WEATHER POLICY (during non-covid times when fair is held on-campus): 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 Ms. Kelley Dinkelmeyer for more information.

For technical questions and support, please contact your event administrator