THE 2024 SCSF TO BE HELD ON MARCH 3 to 4 at Del Tech Owens Campus**

September 5, 2023
Dear Teachers, Parents, and Administrators,

As another school year begins, we would like to offer the opportunity for your students to participate in the 2024 Sussex County Science Fair. The benefits of participation are multiple.

Firstly, a science fair investigation reinforces the current state science standards; while also enhancing skills in language arts, math, and communication.
Secondly, carrying out a long-term project like this helps develop organizational skills, prepare for college and the workplace; and presents an opportunity to enhance the academic resume.
Thirdly, science fair participation provides an opportunity to receive prizes and recognition both monetary and academic.

The 2024 Sussex County Science Fair is scheduled for March 4, 2024 at the Owens campus of Delaware Technical and Community College in Georgetown. If health concerns prohibit an in person fair, students will submit their projects virtually.

The SCSF board is here to help you guide your students through the process of selecting and carrying out an investigation in science, engineering, or math. Please feel free to contact us for assistance. Free workshops for teachers and/or students are available through the Delaware Valley Science Fairs. In addition, there will be a series of articles in the DFSME newsletter providing help for teachers incorporating science research projects into their programs.

An additional note: Many FFA and Tech projects qualify for the science fair. Any appropriate project in science or engineering begun after January 1 2023 may be entered, so projects completed in the second semester of the 2023 school year are eligible. This applies to students on a 4x4 block schedule, too.

Helen Gieske
Co-Chair Sussex County Science Fair

The 2024 Sussex County Science Fair Timeline

November 16, 2023: Please let us know if you have students who plan to participate

November 30, 2023: Please submit paperwork for all projects requiring prior approval before beginning experimental work. Projects requiring prior approval include those involving Human Subjects, Vertebrate Animals, Hazardous Chemicals and Biologics

January 11, 2024: Please submit the Sussex County Science Fair entry form 2024 for all who plan to participate.They may be mailed to our US Post Office Box (PO Box 570 Nassau, DE 19969).

February 8, 2024 Please submit all ISEF forms for participating projects. (See REGISTRATION FORMS/Blank Forms.) Please check all submitted forms for completeness including any and all required signatures before submitting and only use forms dated 2022-2023 not forms from prior years.

March 3, 2024**: Projects will be set up at Del Tech Owens Campus between 1:00 and 4:00 pm.

March 4, 2024**: Projects will be judged. Students should arrive by 10:00 am to meet with the judges. Lunch will be served at 11:30. Awards will be distributed at a ceremony beginning at 12:45 pm and ending by 2:00 pm.

April 2-4, 2024: Delaware Valley Science Fair

**Sussex County Science Fair will follow all Covid-19 protocols required by Delaware Tech. Should we be unable to hold an in person science fair, we will hold a virtual fair. The timeline for a virtual fair will be the same for all entrues.

Each year the timeline is sent to the contact person in each participating school as well as being posted on the SCSF Website!