Welcome to the Sussex County Science Fair (SCSF) website. The website is designed to assist students, teachers, mentors and parents in the development of a student's research project in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The website is also a resource for current and prospective science fair judges and those individuals who might be considering volunteering their time, effort and talents to ensure the continued success of the Sussex County Science Fair.

Judges for the SCSF are made up of active and retired members of the community who are science and/or technology based professionals and educators who truly enjoy interacting with the students. All decisions made by the judges each year are final and are not subject to appeal.

All students from grades 6th through 12th throughout Sussex County, Delaware are eligible to participate. Participants at the SCSF are judged for grade level awards as well as Special Awards. Only grade level awardees are eligible to participate at the next level of competition, the Delaware Valley Science Fair held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa. Students who participate and win in specific categories at the DVSF may be eligible to compete at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) that is held each year in a different city throughout the United States.

In 2015 the SCSF renewed a partnership with Delaware Technical and Community College, Owens campus to hopefully be the permanent home of the SCSF. This is a homecoming of sorts since many years ago the SCSF was held at DelTech. DelTech offers a state of the art facility that allows all of the submitted science fair projects to be displayed, reviewed and judged in a single large room as well as providing separate facilities for judges and student lunches. In addition, the DelTech Owens Campus presents an award that in 2015 was won by Elias Timmons from Georgetown Middle School for his science fair project entitled "Hydrogen Power." In 2016 the DelTech Award was won by Ben Koly from Millsboro Middle School for his project entitled "Saline Tolerant Permaculture Gardening".

In March 2015 SCSF together with the Delaware BioGENEius organization held a countywide science night at Beacon Middle School in Georgetown, DE with the theme "Small Changes-Big Effects" which covered STEM topics focusing on our bodies, our food and our environment. The event was very well attended and included faculty members, students, their parents as well as many of their brother, sisters and their friends. The goal is to continue this collaboration with BioGENEius and to have it at different locations throughout Sussex County.

Each year the SCSF Board invites representatives from the Delaware Valley Science Fair to present a workshop to assist teachers in getting their students involved in creating science fair projects. The date of this year’s workshop is September 28, 2016 from 4 to 6 PM at the Owens Campus of DelTech in Georgetown, DE. Light refreshments will be provided.

At the 2015 SCSF there were 46 science fair projects with a total of 19 student winners eligible to compete at the Delaware Valley Science Fair (DVSF), which is the regional fair for our science fair. See the Fair Winner section on our website to get the names of the winners as well as the titles of their science fair projects from the 2016 SCSF.

You can support the SCSF by:

  • Becoming a member of the SCSF organizing committee
  • Becoming a judge
  • Offering a Special Award
  • Underwriting the cost of purchasing awards, program printing, student lunches or other fair related expenses.
  • Making a monetary donation to the Sussex County Science Fair and mail to PO Box 570 Nassau, Delaware 19969.

If you have any questions or need additional information please go to the Contact Section of this website.

The organizers of the SCSF are looking forward to another exciting year of being fully involved in supporting and encouraging teachers and parents in getting their students to participate in creating science fair projects. All the best to all of the young scientists, engineers and mathematicians who are planning to participate in the 2017 Sussex County Science Fair.