UNC Charlotte NC Science & Engineering Fair Region 6

February 11-13 , 2021 UNC Charlotte Region 6 NC Science and Engineering Fair.

February 11, 2021: Senior competition virtually.

February 12-13, 2021: Elementary and Junior competition virtually.

There will be a virtual awards ceremony after the competition dates that has yet to be scheduled. February 11-13, 2021 competition dates are not finalized and may change.

 

 Who

Deadline

Pre-Registration

Schools and Individuals 
Registration will allow fair staff to provide you email updates, forms, requirements etc.

Open

Participants' Registration

UNC Charlotte NC Science and Engineering Fair Region 6
Participating Students.

 Register Online and turn in forms by January 22, 2021 

Judges'
Registration

Project Judges.

Deadline to Register Online February 4, 2021

 
Registration and forms are due by January 22, 2021.
Requirements for the Virtual Fair

A student needs:

  • An original, grade appropriate research project (project should not be a validation of research)
    • All projects must follow the rules and safety in research requirements linked on the NCSEF student information pages and students must complete required forms for their project. (ISEF Forms Wizard)
  • A digital project presentation of their research and a corresponding quad chart.

Elementary Division Categories (Grades 3-5) - All Elementary projects will be equally eligible for Exemplary and Honorable Mention awards.

  • Biological Sciences
  • Physics, and Math
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Engineering and Technology

Junior (Grades 6-8) and Senior (Grades 9-12) Division Categories - Junior and Senior projects receive place awards according to category.

  • Biological Sciences A
  • Biological Sciences B
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Physics and Mathematics
  • Technology

More details and category descriptions here.

All projects must follow the rules and safety in research requirements linked on the NCSEF student information pages and students must complete required forms for their project. (ISEF Forms Wizard)

Importance of Research Plan

Prior to experimentation all students must submit a Research Plan (a research plan is not a research report/paper) to your teacher/adult supervisor or if you require pre-approval by the ISEF SRC (send to abwickli@uncc.edu) because your project involves human subjects (including the student), vertebrates (including your own pets), potentially hazardous biological agents (NO projects allowed at home any age and NO elementary students may conduct these experiments in NC), or hazardous materials or risky behavior.  The Research Plan should include:
      A. Question or problem being addressed 
      B. Hypothesis or Engineering Goals 
      C. Detailed description of the following:

  • Procedures: Detail all procedures and experimental design including methods for data collection. Describe only your project. Do not include work done by mentor or others.
  • Risk and Safety: Identify any potential risks and safety precautions needed.
  • Data Analysis: Describe the procedures you will use to analyze the data/results.

      D. Bibliography – minimal 3 for Elementary and 5 for Junior and Senior
           Please note that data is not to be included in the Research Plan.

Other Important Information
  • The Research Plan is not a form but needs to be included with all paperwork. This is used for the Scientific Review Committee (SRC) to assess if all ISEF rules and regulations are followed.
  • No Elementary students can do projects involving culturing micro- organisms (bacteria, mold, fungus, etc.) in any location (school, home, or regulated institution) no exceptions. Click here for rules.
  • No Junior (Middle) or Senior students can do projects involving culturing micro- organisms at home no exceptions. - Click here for rules

You must register online and submit all required forms to be registered for the 2021 UNC Charlotte Region 6 NC Science & Engineering Fair by Deadline January 22, 2021

Resources

Science Buddies

Intel ISEF Resources

North Carolina State Science & Engineering Fair

Elementary Winners of 2020 Region 6 NC Science & Engineering Fair

Junior and Senior Winners of 2020 Region 6 NC Science & Engineering Fair