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Effective beginning with the 2012-2013 Science Fair there is a new option of doing a design project rather than an experimental project.  
Click here for a comparison of the experimental vs. design project.

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* PROJECTS IN THESE CATEGORIES MAY NEED AN ENDORSEMENT(S).  See the appropriate sections of this site for clarification.
** WHEN A CONTROL GROUP IS NOT POSSIBLE, A COMPARISON AMONG TRIALS IS ACCEPTABLE.

NOTE: For projects conducted in a university, hospital or research laboratory under the supervision of a Doctor, Professor or Scientist, endorsement(s) and supporting documents are due October 12, 2017.  All other endorsements must be submitted in duplicate by November 17, 2017.

Endorsement requests MUST be made PRIOR to experimentation in order to ensure the safety of the test subject(s) and/or the scientist.  The project plans are reviewed by the Scientific Review Committee and, if safe, the endorsement is granted and the experiment may be carried out.  Permission to carry out an experiment CANNOT be given to one that has already been completed.