Chester County Science Research Competition

  • Students at the science fair

    Join us for the 32nd annual Chester County Science Research Competition (CCSRC)! Over 500 aspiring young scientists annually turn out for the competition.

    Now in its 32nd year, the 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.

    Read the CCSRC Philosophy and Beliefs.

     

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

    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

     
    *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 are not permitted to go to the Del-Val Science Fairs.

     

    Jonas Salk Fair (grades 4-5)

    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.

    Find a list and description of eligible categories and 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 Peggy Greene.


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

     

    Additional Information and Resources:

    School Coordinator Training Information  

    School Coordinator Information - Log in required     

     

    2019 winners:

    Check out the list of the Rorke winners and Salk winners.

     

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    Location:
    Parkesburg Point Youth Center
    700 Main Street
    Parkesburg, PA 19365
     
    Contact:
    484-237-5053