• 2018-2019 Chester County Science Research Competition (CCSRC)

    Join us for the 31st annual Chester County Science Research Competition! Over 500 aspiring young scientists annually turn out for the Chester County Science Research Competition. 

    Now in its 31st year, the Chester County Science Research Competition (CCSRC) is dedicated to encouraging, supporting and developing scientific inquiry and discovery through individual and team science projects conducted by elementary, middle and high school students. We believe that students are the foundation of our nation's future. Their understanding and accomplishments in science and technology will prepare them to become the leaders of tomorrow and successful citizens in our technologically advancing society.

    Click here to read the CCSRC philosophy and beliefs.

    Click here to see the list of the 2019 Rorke winners and click here to see the list of the 2019 Salk winners.

    Click through the images below from our 2019 Science Research Competition Awards Ceremony!

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    For important information regarding the Delaware Valley Science Fair, please click here

     

    Become a Judge

    Help support inquiry-based science in our schools and promote and encourage our future scientists by becoming a judge! Click here to register.

    Event Details

    Lucy Balian Rorke-Adams Fair (grades 6-12)

    When: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 (snow date: March 14, 2019) 
    Where: Parkesburg Point Youth Center (700 Main Street, Parkesburg, PA 19365)

    The "Competition Day Schedule" is as follows:

    • Arrival and setup is from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
    • Judging is from 9:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
    • Dismissal is at 1:15 p.m.
    • Open House is from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    • Breakdown and removal of projects is after 7:00 p.m.

    Awards Ceremony

    When: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Where: TCHS Pickering Campus (1580 Charlestown Rd. Phoenixville, PA 19460)
    *Only those students who have an award designation attached to their project board are asked to attend.
     
    There will be a mandatory meeting for all students advancing to the Delaware Valley Science Fair immediately after the grades 6-12 awards program. If you do not attend, you will not be permitted to go to the Del-Val Science Fairs.

     

    Jonas Salk Fair (grades 4 and 5)

    When: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 (snow date: March 15, 2019)
    Where: Parkesburg Point Youth Center (700 Main Street, Parkesburg, PA 19365)                                                                                                               

    The "Competition Day Schedule" is as follows:                                                                                               

    • Arrival and set up is from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
    • Announcements are from 9:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
    • Judging is from 10:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
    • Dismissal is at 1:15 p.m.
    • Open House is from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    • Breakdown and removal of projects is at 7:00 p.m.

    Awards for Grades 4-5 will be distributed during the Open House.

    Click here for a list and description of eligible categories and click here for judging levels.

    Applications will only be accepted from participating public and non-public schools where the CCSRC School Coordinator has met all the necessary requirements. All projects and related questions should be directed to your CCSRC School Coordinator.

    Cyber schools are encouraged to participate and are required to follow the same protocol as the public schools. All students must reside within Chester County to participate.

    Homeschool students who live in Chester County may participate in the Chester County Science Research Competition through the Chester County Homeschool Association. For questions, please contact Lora Newman.


    The Chester County Science Research Competition is a feeder fair for the Delaware Valley Science Fairs.



    For more information contact: 

    ScienceFair@cciu.org or 484-237-5053

     

    Additional Information and Resources:

    School Coordinator Training Information  

    School Coordinator Information - Log in required

     

    A huge thank you to our following sponsors:

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                AGI logo

       CCRES logo

    The Point

     

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