South Carolina Region 1 Science Fair

Hosted by Southern Wesleyan University

Serving South Carolina Region 1

Anderson, Abbeville, Laurens, Greenville, Greenwood, Oconee & Pickens Counties

March 11, 2016

Registration deadline: February 19, 2016


Science fairs provide an opportunity for students, 3rd through 12th grades, who are interested in science and technology to pursue their personal areas of interest and to display their research as a presentation in a public competitive forum. The Regional Science Fair at Southern Wesleyan University serves the counties of Anderson, Abbeville, Laurens, Greenville, Greenwood, Oconee, and Pickens and works to create enthusiasm in science and technology through project-based inquiry. The fair gives area students the chance to compete for cash awards and other prizes.

Helpful Links

More Info & Guidelines

You can read the project guidelines here.


Find project ideas, score cards, the campus map and more.

Participant Entry Form 

Sign up for the 2016 Science Fair! 


Tentative Schedule for 2016 Science Fair

This schedule is subject to change based on the total number of participants. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

8:00–9:00 Check in/ Registration open, students set up projects – Founders Hall

9:00–9:15 – Opening Assembly in Newton Hobson Fine Arts Center Auditorium, Project judging begins.

9:15–10:30 – Student participants with Science Club members at selected activities

10:30–11:45 – Session leaders will return participants to Founders Hall to answer judge’s questions. (Students only – no parents or teachers, please).

11:30–12:30 – Complementary lunch for participants in the Dining Commons. Teachers, parents and other chaperones are welcome to accompany the students. The buffet lunch is $6.

1:00 - Awards Ceremony in Newton Hobson Fine Arts Center Auditorium.

Following Awards Ceremony, return to Founders Hall to collect project board, participant goody bag, and other materials.


2015 Regional Science Fair Award Winners

Winners in each division received a plaque and cash awards: 1st place, $50; 2nd place, $30; 3rd place, $20.

Third-place – Chuckie Brooks, Oconee Christian Academy
Second-place – Colton Cooper, Oconee Christian Academy
First-place – Seth Watson, Watson Academy

Fourth-Grade Biological:
Third-place – Caroline Brown, Northside Elementary School
Second-place – Mattie Adair, Oconee Christian Academy
First-place – Liam Chandler, Clemson Elementary School

Fourth-Grade Physical Science:

Third-place – Brianna Smith, Northside Elementary School
Second-place – Haley Williams, Clemson Elementary School
First-place – Ryan Cloer, Clemson Elementary School

Fifth-Grade Biological Science:
Third-place – Shane Forrester, Clemson Elementary School
Second-place – Sarah Watson, Watson Academy
First-place – Rori Pumphrey, Keowee Elementary School 

Fifth-Grade Physical Science:
Third-place – Evan Craven and Kevin Zhu, Clemson Elementary School
Second-place – Cohl Harding, Northside Elementary School
First-place – Kirkley Fallaw, Six Mile Elementary School 

Junior Engineering:
Third-place – Richard Brown, Northside Elementary School
Second-place – Duncan Purser, Keowee Elementary School
First-place – Justin Rochester and Ford McIver, Northside Elementary School 

Sixth and Seventh-Grade:
Third-place – William Hubbard, R.C Edwards Middle School
Second-place – Sydney Weeks, R.C. Edwards Middle School
First-place – Emma Culberson, French Bilingual School

Eighth-Grade and High School:
Third-place – Julia Blouin, R.C. Edwards Middle School
Second-place – Makenna Berry, Berry Academy
First-place – Emily Willis, Willis Homeschool

Senior Engineering:  
Second-place – Waylon Somero, Somero Academy
First-place – Jesse Springer, Springer Homeschool 

Water Drop Award (South Carolina American Water Works Association Junior Award):
Sarah Watson, Watson Academy

South Carolina American Water Works Association Senior Award & Stockholm Junior Water Prize: 
Emily Willis, Willis Family Homeschool 

Grand Champion:
Liam Chandler - Clemson Elementary School