• 2011 West Alabama Regional Science Fair

    The University of West Alabama and the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (UWA Campus Map) is pleased to serve as the host for the 13th Annual West Alabama Regional Science Fair on Friday, March 11 through Saturday, March 12, 2011. Please note that the tourament will once again be held in Pruitt Hall Gymnasium on the UWA Campus (refer to the campus map for directions).

    The West Alabama Regional Science Fair is an Intell ISEF-affiliated fair serving the counties of Choctaw, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Marion, Perry, Pickens, Sumter, and Tuscaloosa. These competitions exist in nearly every state in the University States as well as in 40 other countries. All Intel ISEF-affiliated science fairs register with Society for Science and the Pubic and must consist of five participating high schools and/or 50 students in the ninth - twelfth grades.

    The 2011 West Alabama Regional Science Fair will sponsor a winning student's travel to the 2011 International Science and Engineering Fair to be held in Los Angeles, California from May 8 - 13, 2011.

    Each year, millions of students worldwide compete in local and school-sponsored science fairs; the winners of these events go on to participate in Intel ISEF-affiliated regional and state fairs from which the best win the opportunity to attend the Intel ISEF. The Intel ISEF unites these top young scientific minds, showcasing their talent on an international stage, enabling them to submit their work to judging by doctoral level scientists—and providing the opportunity to compete for nearly $4 million in prizes and scholarships.

    Society for Science and the Public partners with Intel—along with dozens of other corporate, academic, government and science-focused sponsors—who provide support and awards for the Intel ISEF each year.

    Information for students and teachers participating in Intel Science Fairs can be found here. This site also provides links to downloadable forms, as well as a PowerPoint presentation explaining the guidelines.

    For more information contact Dr. John McCall at jmmcall@uwa.edu.