FAQs


Can I enter my student directly into the Fair?

No, The Western Nevada Regional Science & Engineering Fair asks each school/site to appoint a Fair Director as our “Point of Contact” for that school/site.  Each school whether a K-6 or K-5 Elementary, a K-8 combined school,  a 5-8 Middle School, a 6-8 or 7-8 Middle School, a High School or some other grade combination of a Public, Parochial, Charter, or Private School determines their own entries into the Fair.

Can I enter my student that is Home Schooled into the Fair?

Yes, We would need to ask a few questions, however.  Are you part of one of the Homeschool Associations?  If you are part of a Homeschool Association, please contact them to see if they are a Registered School/Site. If you are not part of a Homeschool Association, please check with the school that your student(s) would normally go to and ask them if they are a registered school/site. If the normal school/site that your student(s) would attend is a registered site, please participate in their school/site science fair. If for some reason the school/site that your student(s) would attend is a not registered site, please contact the WNRS&EF Executive Director.

Can I attach popcorn or any other foods to my Display Board?

No, Please review our Display & Safety Rules and Regulations found on the Resources Page.

How do I get my student's Locator Number ?

Each Fair Director will be sent that school/site's Locator Numbers no later than ONE Week prior to the start of the fair.

Can students from two different grades be part of a team?

Yes. We ask the school/site to enter the team in the higher grade level of the students participating.

When and How do I find out if my student(s) placed or are to be receiving an award?

All participating schools will be E-MAILED a list of winners by 2:00 am on Thursday, March 26, 2015. A listing of ALL winners will be POSTED on the Fair Website as soon as the results are available (First place to look for winners). Schools are responsible for notifying the winners.

Is there electrical power available for your project's or invention's display?

No, Only high school projects have outlets available for their displays.

What is an SSP-affiliated science fair?

An SSP-affiliated science fair is a research-based high school competition that is a member of the Intel ISEF network. These competitions exist in 46 states and the District of Columbia, and 70 countries, regions, and territories. To affiliate, science fairs agree to follow basic guidelines for fair operations and Intel ISEF rules governing student research, but are ultimately responsible for their own management. Fairs are conducted at local, regional, state and national levels. Find an SSP-affiliated fair in your area.

When and Where is Intel ISEF?

These are the dates and locations for Intel ISEF until 2019:

  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 10-15, 2015
  • Phoenix, Arizona, May 8-13, 2016
  • Los Angeles, California, May 14-19, 2017
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 13-18, 2018
  • Phoenix, Arizona, May 12-17, 2019

Who participates at the Intel ISEF?

Students that compete in Intel ISEF emerge from a worldwide field of millions of science fair participants during the academic year. They move on to compete with students at more than 450 regional SSP and Intel ISEF affiliated science fairs around the world to win the right to attend the Intel ISEF. Each affiliated fair may send a pre-determined number of projects to the Intel ISEF (as factored by participation and high school population) to compete in 17 different categories.

Can I be part of the high school ISEF Travel Team as a parent?

No.  Parents are more than welcome pay their own way to the host city, to attend the awards ceremonies and ISEF. Our ISEF Travel Team consists only of the Finalists, Student Observer(s), Adult in Charge and Accompanying Adults (Board Members & select teachers, determined by the Science Fair Advisory Board).

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