SUSSEX COUNTY SCIENCE FAIR
THE 2021 SCSF TO BE HELD ON MARCH 8 AT DEL TECH AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE OWENS CAMPUS
The first Sussex County Science Fair (SCSF) was held in 1992 making the
2021 SCSF this year our 29th anniversary Science Fair! The mission of the SCSF has
always been to promote an interest in science and scientific investigation for
young people in our county. The fair provides an opportunity for innovation
and investigation as students showcase their science, mathematics and
engineering projects. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
are key components of the curriculum that is taught today to our students
and is fortified and "brought to life" via the projects that are researched,
prepared and presented by the students each year at the SCSF.
The Board of Directors of the SCSF appreciates all of the hard work,
dedication and support that is provided by all of the teachers in Sussex
County and especially to those teachers encouraging and guiding their
students to create and participate in the scientific process via the science fair.
An added bonus to the SCSF experience is the opportunity for the students
to meet and interact with members of the scientific community through
collaborations and mentorships with local colleges, universities and
industry as well as direct interaction with our judges who volunteer their
expertise and time and provide valuable individual feedback to each student.
The Sussex County Science Fair presents awards as well as cash prizes and
other non-monetary recognition for outstanding work. At the 2020
Delaware Valley Science Fair, which is the regional fair that our winners
may go on to attend, three million dollars worth of prizes and scholarships
will be awarded! Science Fairs are a wonderful way to assist families in
providing much needed financial assistance when their children are applying
to colleges and universities.
The 2021 Sussex County Science Fair Timeline
November 13, 2020:
Let us know if you plan to participate or have students who plan to participate
November 20, 2019:
Submit any projects needing prior approval to the SCSF committee.
Projects requiring prior approval include thse involving Human Subjects, Vertebrate Animals, Hazardous Chemicals and Biologics
January 8, 2021:
SCSF entry forms should be submitted. They may be mailed to our courtesy box at Cape Henlopen High School, or to our US Post Office Box (PO Box 570 Nassau, DE 19969).
Do Not Fax Anything to Cape! This is an infringement on their courtesy.
February 5, 2021:
ISEF forms should be submitted.
Please check all submitted forms for completeness including any and all required signatures before submitting and only use forms dated 2017 not forms from prior years.
March 7, 2021**:
Set up project displays between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m.
at the Delaware Technical And Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown, DE.
March 8, 2021**:
Sussex County Science Fair Judging of projects and student interviews.
March 8, 2021**:
Awards Ceremony at 1:00 pm.
Delaware Tech and Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown.
April 6 - 8, 2021:
Delaware Valley Science Fair
**The above dates are dependent on the ability to hold an in person science fair. If we have to hold a virtual fair, all entries must be submitted by March 5. Information will be sent to those who have submitted SCSF entry forms.
Each year the timeline is sent to the contact person in each participating school as well as being posted on the SCSF Website!