Registration Procedures for projects in Grades
your project involve any of the following areas?
Human Subjects (including surveys)
Human or Animal Tissues
Potentially Hazardous Biological Agents
Hazardous Chemicals, Activities or Devices
Please read the information on “Special
Projects” for further instructions. Contact the
Scientific Review Chairman (SRC) for help on the extra forms
Be sure to send any necessary forms needed for “Special
Projects” with your paperwork. Continue to Step 3.
continue to Step 3.
For Grades 9-12 only:
2011, Individual and Team Projects will both be eligible to earn
the WSSEF Grand Awards (Gold, Silver and Bronze awards). The top
projects (either individual or team) will be selected during the
first round of judging. The candidates identified for further
consideration during the first round of judging will be
interviewed and ranked by the Grand Awards Judging Team to
determine the Grand Award winners. The top 3 projects identified
by the Grand Awards Judges will win the WSSEF Grand Awards
(Gold, Silver and Bronze).
will be selecting two individual projects to compete at the
International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). In addition,
WSSEF may elect to send one team project, another individual
project or a student
observer. All students selected for ISEF will be announced at
the Awards Ceremony. Students selected will need to meet after
the awards ceremony for further instructions; inability to do so
may prevent your attendance at ISEF. Students will be
required to complete the ISEF registration process by Tuesday following the fair. Please click on the link
below for further information.
Students selected to attend the ISEF
Is this project an Individual or Team Project?
Individual Project: A project in which one student works
independently on one project. An individual project can not
start out as a team project and be converted to an individual
project by eliminating team members. For projects that continue
beyond one research year*, an individual project can be
converted to a team project at the beginning of the next
research year * and vice versa.
Click here if you are an Individual
Team Project: A
project in which two or three students worked together on one
project. Teams may not have started with more than three
members and then be reduced to three members to qualify for
WSSEF. Team membership cannot be changed during a given research
year including converting from an individual project to a team
project, or vice-versa. For projects that continue beyond one
research year*, team members can change at the beginning of the
next research year* including converting the project to an
individual project and vice versa.
Click here if you are a Team Project.
*Research Year for the 2014 WSSEF is January 2013 to April 2014.