2018 North Carolina Science and Engineering Fair Schedule
Friday, March 23, 2018
4:00 – 7:00 pm Project Registration
1. Unload project and then park vehicle in designated parking area. 2. Check-in at registration desk 3. Verify the location of your project and set up the exhibit. 4. Your project must be approved by the Display and Safety Committee before you leave your project.Leave the approved check-off sheet with your project.
Saturday, March 24, 2018
7:15-9:00 am Project Registration and Set Up following procedure above
8:15-9:00 am Judges Meeting and Orientation
9:00-10:30 am Elementary Judges Review Projects Without Students
9:00-11:00 am Junior and Senior Judges Review Projects Without Students
9:00 am-2:30 pm Science and Engineering Booths (Complete the passport and win a prize!)
9:15-9:45 am Welcome (ELEMENTARY)
10:00-10:30 am Welcome (JUNIORS & SENIORS)
10:30 – 12:00 Elementary Students at Projects for Judges’ Interviews. Students should bring reading or quiet activity to occupy their time. ONLY Students, Fair Personnel, & Judges will be allowed in the rooms and halls during judging. Students must stay in the rooms with the room monitors until the end of the judging period.
10:30 – 12:00 Junior and Senior students free for lunch
12:00-1:00 pm Elementary students free for lunch.
12:00-2:00 pm Judges interview Junior and Senior students. Students should bring reading or quiet activity to occupy their time. ONLY Students, Fair Personnel, & Judges will be allowed in the rooms and halls during judging
1:00-2:00 pm Elementary Projects Open to Public – students should divide their time between standing at their project and visiting other projects. Projects can be dismantled at 2:00 pm.
2:00-3:30 pm Junior and Senior Exhibits Open to Public – – students should divide their time between standing at their project and visiting other projects.
2:30–3:15 pm Elementary Awards Ceremony
3:30–4:15 pm Junior Awards Ceremony
3:30-5:00 pm Exhibitors Dismantle Projects – If projects are not dismantled by 5:00 they will be removed by the Fair
4:30–5:30 pm Senior Awards Ceremony in Jones Auditorium
Finalists Must Attend the Award Ceremony to Receive Their Awards! The only awards that will be shipped are for team projects when an additional trophy is needed.
Students may begin setting up projects as early as 4:00 pm Friday. All projects should be in place and approved by the Display and Safety Committee by 9:00 am Saturday for judging. Please allow time for the project to be inspected and approved.
Follow signs for locations to unload projects and parking. Please park only in designated areas.
Closed judging will begin at 9:00 am, students, parents, and teachers MUST leave.
This year the Elementary students will have a different schedule for judging, lunch, and public viewing of projects.
Students will stay with their projects during judge interviews. Students should bring a quiet activity to do while waiting to be interviewed. ONLY STUDENTS WITH PROJECTS, JUDGES, and FAIR OFFICIALS ARE ALLOWED IN THE BUILDING. Parents may meet their children at the rooms at the end of the judge interviews (Elementary – Noon and Juniors and Seniors – 2:00 pm). We encourage the students to visit the projects in the other rooms during the Public Viewing.
2018 NC Science and Engineering Fair T-Shirts and Pins
2018 NC Science & Engineering Fair t-shirts will be available for pre-sale for $8.00 each and $10 at the Fair. Participants that pre-ordered and paid for t-shirts will have vouchers in their registration packets to use to pick up their shirts.