Hosted by Southern Wesleyan University
Serving South Carolina Region 1
Anderson, Abbeville, Laurens, Greenville, Greenwood, Oconee & Pickens Counties
Friday, March 9, 2018
Registration deadline: February 16, 2018
Information for High School Entries
The South Carolina Region 1 Science Fair requires approval and additional oversight for projects that would be eligible for the Intel International Science Fair. These requirements are applicable to all projects entered into the High School Divisions. See our High School Division page to download these required forms.
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.
You can read the project guidelines here.
Find project ideas, score cards, the campus map and more.
Tentative Schedule for 2018 Region 1 Science Fair
This schedule is subject to change based on the total number of participants.
8:00–9:15 – Participants arrive, check in at registration table, and set up projects – Founders Hall.
9:15–9:30 – Opening Assembly in Newton Hobson Fine Arts Center Auditorium.
9:15–11:30 — Participants with Science Club Members at fun and education activities around campus or speaking with judges in Founders Hall.
Parents and teachers are invited to the Hospitality Room in Nicholson Room of Rickman Library. You are also welcome to visit or just relax in the library. Computers, books, and magazines are available for your use. Coffee is welcome.
The coffee shop and campus bookstore are open on the 1st floor of the Campus Life Center.
11:30–1:00 — Participants, parents, and teachers are invited to lunch in the Dining Hall. Participating students will receive a meal voucher for this meal. Others may dine at the guest rate of $6.
1:15 — Awards in Newton Hobson Fine Arts Center Auditorium.
2017 Regional Science Fair Award Winners
Elementary Biological Science
3rd place – Kylie Willis, Mount Lebanon Elementary School – Ladybug vs. Pesticides
2nd place – Aubrey Stewart, Six Mile Elementary School – Born to Sniff
1st place – Brenden Smith, Northside Elementary School – Garbage to Gas
3rd place – Dani Smith, Clemson Elementary - Floating Letters
2nd place – Cassidy Riggins, Six Mile Elementary, Bubble Gum War
1st place – Davis Dial, Keowee Elementary School, Pop-Pop
Elementary Physical Science
3rd place – Emma Trotter, Six Mile Elementary – Dodging the Draft
2nd place – Brecken Alexander, Northside Elementary – That’s Shocking
1st place – Sarah Mitchem, Keowee Elementary School – Flat Tires
Elementary Team Division
3rd place – Hadley & Caroline Kittle Mederios, Clemson Elementary School – All Hands IN
2nd place – Rylee Hamby & Jillian Johnson, Northside Elementary School – Hamster Mania
1st place – Ally Moore & Emma Elliot, Northside Elementary School – Brand Balooza
3rd place – Brianna Burrafato, Sanders Middle School – Put it on the back burner
2nd place – Liam Chandler, RC Edwards Middle School – It’s Antibodies Guess
1st place – Tyler Crownover, RC Edwards Middle School - Which Length Bilge Keel Best Stabilizes a Boat?
3rd place – Carolin Justus, RC Edwards Middle School – Effect of Temperature on Enzymes
2nd place – Hisham Dimashkieh, RC Edwards Middle School - Can Nanotechnology Help Clean Up Disasterous Oil Spills
1st place – Ben Lewis, George Washington Academy – Longer Lasting Bubbles
8th grade Biological Science
3rd place – William Wilson, Wilson Homeschool – You are what you eat
2nd place – Sarah Mullinax – Mullinax Classical Academy – Distracting the brain – is it possible?
1st place – Lacey Boozer, Sanders Middle School – Growing at Light Speed
8th Grade Physical Science
3rd place – Robert Schmitt, Schmitt Homeschool – Flooring in Fluid
2nd place – Ethan Emert, Gray court Owings Middle – Flaming Glory
1st place – Caleb Johnson, Johnson Academy - The Worst Stain or the Best Dye?
Middle School Team
3rd place – Kyndall Blakely, Paola Diaz, Zaniya Walker, Laurens Middle School – Converting Heat into Energy
2nd place- Jacob Wells, Austin Godfrey, Brenden Williams, Laurens Middle School – Baking Soda vs. Baking Powder
1st place – Giselle Dowdy, Summer Howard, Summer Howard, Dolores Pedro-Andres – Sanders Middle School – Are Dog’s Colorblind?
3rd place – Brenda Bennett, Tanner Davis, Tanyzha McCullough, Sanders Middle School – Solar Smores
2nd place – Thomas Sweeney, Mount Lebanon Elementary School -Bricks from your backyard
1st place – Jemarius Evans, Maurizio Moarales, Caleb Patterson, Laurens Middle School - Kings of Lightning Speed
3rd place – Sarah Davis, Davis Homeschool - Inhibition of TBK1 and IKKε by Amlexanox Synergizes with Bortezomib to Reduce Myeloma Cell Growth
2nd place – Kevin Tian/ Ronak Malde, Southside High School - An Investigation into Cost-Effective Alternative Catalysts for Hydrogen Fuel Cells
1st Place – Vignesh Rajmohan, J.L. Mann High School - Sustainable and Inexpensive Water Purification Solutions
Junior Water Award – Zoe Willis, Riverside Middle School - Hartwell's Clam Calamity: Did the algicide used in lake Hartwell affect the clam population?
Senior Water Award - Vignesh Rajmohan, J.L. Mann High School - Sustainable and Inexpensive Water Purification Solutions