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6th Annual Whatcom County Science and Engineering Fair

Theresa Wines January 9, 2018

The 6th Annual Whatcom County Science and Engineering Fair will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at St. Paul’s Academy (Markell Hall, 1509 East Victor Street, Bellingham, WA) from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The fair will be “Open to the Public for Viewing” from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. An “Awards Ceremony” will follow from 2:45 to 3:30 p.m. The theme is the following: Discover Science. Discover the World.

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St. Paul’s Academy has organized a regional fair to provide Whatcom County students in grades K-12 the opportunity to participate in a local juried event. Students can submit a project in the general fair or select to follow the Intel International Science Fair (ISEF) standards prior to the 61st Annual Washington State Science and Engineering Fair (WSSEF is March 23rd and 24th, 2018). For more information regarding the state fair, go to their direct link:

All participants will have their projects reviewed by various volunteer judges. The fair will be open to entrants interested in submitting both science and engineering projects. Younger students might consider projects as simple as building a paper airplane and recording the distance thrown; building a boat out of 15 straws, tape, and 1ft x 1ft of cellophane to see which will hold the most pennies while staying afloat; or constructing a tower out of Legos. The goal for engineering projects is to recognize a need and build a device or design a system to solve a problem.

Students interested in following the scientific method or planning to enter the Washington State Science and Engineering Fair are encouraged to follow the rules established by the Intel International Science Fair (ISEF). Each entrant may select a category from among the following: Animal Sciences, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Biochemistry, Biomedical and Health Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Earth and Environmental Science, Embedded Systems, Energy: Chemical & Physical, Engineering Mechanics, Environmental Engineering, Materials Science, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics and Astronomy, Plant Sciences, Robotics and Intelligent Machines, Systems Software, and Translational Medical Science.

Information and project ideas will be made available on the St. Paul’s Academy website ( All entrants will receive a T-shirt, certificate, medal, and awards.  Students must submit a complete Registration Form by the following dates: Early Registration of $15 by Friday, February 23rd at 4 p.m. or Final Registration of $20 by Friday, March 2rd at 4 p.m.

For more information, registration forms, and/or to help judge or sponsor this year’s event, contact Science Fair Coordinator Theresa Wines: or (360) 733-1750 and you will be transferred to her voicemail.

If you want to see the results from last year’s fair, please check out: