Annie Bergman, Coordinator
1000 E University Avenue Dept 3992
Laramie, WY 82071
To attend the Wyoming State Science Fair, students must compete in a regional fair. The WSSF unites these winners and allows them to share their research with University and community professionals and experts within the various categories.
The project can vary from running a controlled experiment to proposing a new theory based on library or experimental research to developing a new concept, invention, program or design. Science Fair judges evaluate based on the student's grasp of the scientific process, creativity, diligent project work, including research, project solving, analyzing results, and critical thinking, and clarity of presentation.
The Coordinator of the Fair is available to answer questions, provide professional development, lead science project workshops for teachers and students, and locate mentors for students on their projects. The Science Posse (http://www.scienceposse.org/) also works with teachers, classes, and individual students in developing science fair projects.
The International Science and Engineering Fair has created a Rules Wizard (http://apps.societyforscience.org/isef/students/wizard/index.asp) to assist in determining what forms and approvals are necessary before beginning a Science Fair project. By following a series of questions, the researcher and sponsor can determine what forms need to be submitted.
Support and encourage your students' interests in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplines by participating in the Wyoming State Science Fair!