Region 8 Western Regional Science & Engineering Fair

About the Fair

Student registration is now closed for our fair - student packets are being prepared to go to judges. If you missed our fair this year, we hope to see you in 2022! 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 (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 Highlands Biological Station for more information.

For technical questions and support, please contact your event administrator