I don’t know any professional scientists or engineers. Can I still do well at the WSSEF if I work on a project by myself?

Yes! We understand that it can be difficult to find a mentor and we do not penalize students who are working on their own.  Some of the best research we have seen at the Fair comes from students who have researched simple problems in new and creative ways! However, you will need to have at least an Adult Sponsor (could be a teacher or a parent/guardian) to go over your project paperwork and insure safe procedures are followed.  Depending on your experimental design, you may be required to have a Designated Supervisor or Qualified Scientist.

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