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2014 Highlights

                   Senior Division First Place Awards 2014
                       Finalists to Intel ISEF

Science Fairs provide an opportunity for students, 1st through 12th grades, who are interested in science and technology to pursue their personal areas of interest and to display their research as a presentation in a public competitive forum. The Washington State Science and Engineering Fair works to create enthusiasm in science and technology while encouraging project-based inquiry. This fair gives our students the chance to compete for college scholarships, awards, and other exciting prizes. 


The Washington State Science and Engineering Fair (WSSEF) is affiliated with the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)


Four regional science & engineering fairs in Washington are also ISEF affiliated.


Why get involved with WSSEF?

Click here for history of the WSSEF.

WSSEF Board member Kandis Brighton has produced seven videos answering students' basic questions about doing a science fair project and entering a fair.

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratories has also produced some videos about "How to Do a Science Project".


WSSEF is a non-profit organization under the jurisdiction of an elected board of directors and is funded solely by contributions and staffed by volunteers.

How did Washington science fair finalists do this year at the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair?  Find out here.

Download this year's fair POSTER

Special Announcement

Sequim Middle School student Sean Weber received a Broadcom Masters Award for his science project at the 2013 WSSEF.  Sean went on to be named a finalist  and competed with 29 other middle school- and junior high school-aged students at the Broadcom MASTERS science competition in Washington D.C. where he won the "Rising Star Award “ The award included an expense paid trip to Intel ISEF and naming rights to a newly discovered asteroid.   Weber’s asteroid is Seanweber (28757), orbiting between Mars and Jupiter — it was discovered on April 27, 2000, a few months before Weber was born.  Weber’s school received $1,000 in his honor. Sean is the boy in the front row to the right of President.

WSSEF has had two Broadcom finalists, the first was Katherine Landoni in 2011. Both students came from Sequim Middle School where there is an active Science Club providing students with mentors for authentic science research. Through extra-curricular Science Club programs, some Washington students show they can move beyond the standard expectations and distinguish themselves as budding scientists and engineers. 

Tell your local school officials you want students to have more opportunities to "do science" rather than "view science"


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Best science animations (what interests you?):


Physics                    Plant Science                        Medicine and Health                Electronics


Animal Sciences                                       Aeronautics                                            Mechanical Engineering


Astrophysics                            Environmental Science                Meterology


Molecular Biology                              Mathematics                                        Chemis

WSSEF Exhibit at Pacific Science Center, 2014