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Lehigh Valley Science and Engineering Research Fair

2015 Fair: March 13th & March 14th

The 2015 fair is scheduled to take place on Friday, March 13th (set-up and registration) and Saturday, March 14th (competition) at Lehigh University, Goodman Campus Rauch Field House 123 Goodman Drive.

The fair is facilitated by its proud sponsors, Lehigh University and Insaco, Inc., teachers, and parents. Teachers volunteer their personal time to prepare their students for this special day; this is above and beyond the call of duty and is greatly appreciated. The judges are also volunteers, who spend their own time interviewing these bright and talented young people. Faculty and staff also contribute their time to provide hands-on learning experiences for these young people.

The purpose of the Science and Engineering Fair is to increase awareness in the areas of mathematics, science, technology, and engineering, and motivate area students in grade 6-12 to pursue careers in these fields. Sponsored by Lehigh University and Insaco, Inc., the fair is held once a year in Rauch Fieldhouse at Lehigh University and has approximately 250 participants each year. Winners have the opportunity to participate in the Delaware Valley Fair and potentially, the International Science and Engineering Fair.

PLEASE NOTE: No Micro projects are permitted for the middle school students. This includes yeast!

Important Dates

Friday, November 21, 2014 - Submission deadline for all required forms are due to: (copies only please - students should keep originals)

Friday, January 16, 2015 - Deadline for final version of forms, notification of dropouts and electrical needs.

  • For the safety of the students and to comply with federal, state, and local laws, any incomplete application will not be permitted to participate

Friday, March 13, 2015 - Registration, project set-up, and safety check for all students from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

  • If the student is unable to attend registration, some one else (ex: parent) can set up on the student's behalf. Projects MUST be set up Friday night - no exceptions.

Saturday, March 14, 2015 - Day of fair from 12:15 PM to 5:00 PM

  • Teachers and parents are NOT permitted on the floor during judging. A separate area will be set up for parent and teachers who wish to attend prior to the public opening. This is distracting for both students and judges. Thank you for your cooperation.

All students MUST set up their project in Rauch Field House on Friday, March 13th 2015 between 4:00 PM and 8:00 PM. If the student is unable to, parent or teacher can set up on the student's behalf. Projects will NOT be allowed to be set up on Saturday morning. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Delaware Valley Regional Science Fair

The mission fo the Delware Valley Regional Science Fair is to bring parents, teachers, and industry together to encourage and nurture students so that they grow and develop into contributing members of the community. The philosophy is students learn science by doing science. The fair provides a forum for students to present their scientific work and interact with scientists as well as receive feedback on their efforts. Students are awarded, scholarships, cash prizes, and other non-monetary recognition fo rtheir work. Each year, first place winners from the Lehigh Valley fair go on to participate in the Regional fair.

LVSF Mission Statement:

The mission of the Lehigh Valley Science and Engineering Research Fair is to increase awareness in the areas of mathematics, science, technology, and engineering, while motivating students in grades sixth through 12th to pursue careers in these field.