• 2018-2019 Chester County Science Research Competition

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

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    Check out our Family Science Fair Workshops!family science fair workshop
    When: November 3rd - 10:00 a.m. to noon  OR November 8th - 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
    Where: Chester County Intermediate Unit, 455 Boot Road, Downingtown, PA 19335
    To sign up, register by selecting  Workshop Registration

    Lucy Balian Rorke-Adams Fair
    (Grades 6 through 12)

    When: TUESDAY, March 12, 2019 (snow date: March 14, 2019) 
    Where: Parkesburg Point Youth Center

    The "Competition Day Schedule" is as follows:

    • Arrival and Set Up 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Judging 9:00 AM - 1:15 PM
    • Dismissal 1:15 PM
    • Open House 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Breakdown and removal of projects after 7:00 PM

    Awards Ceremony -7:00 - 9:00 PM 
    Tuesday, March 19, 2019
    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                                                                                                                         
    The "Competition Day Schedule" is as follows:                                                                                               

    • Arrival and Set Up 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
    • Announcements 9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Judging 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM
    • Dismissal 1:15 PM
    • Open House 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Breakdown and removal of projects 7:00 PM

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

    List and description of eligible categories

    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. 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

    School Coordinator Training Information  

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    Become a Judge!


    A huge thank you to our following sponsors:

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