Science & Engineering Fair

The DES ISEC has concluded, if scientists/engineers wish to see the judges’ feedback, they can email or

Judging forms for the expectation in each category of the science and engineering projects are located here. Note that due to project volume and level of volunteers, the interview process is not a portion of judging science projects.



Held in the Spring each year, the annual DES Innovators of Science & Engineering Challenge features students in Grades 3-5. Please click here for some answers to frequently asked questions. 

The projects this year can be submitted digitally (see the template here), or presentations can be brought to school. Projects are judged by volunteer guest judges.

  • Science projects must follow the scientific method and will be judged according to each step you take.  Take a close look at the Science Research Project Evaluation Form so you will not miss any critical steps like data, graphs, etc.  Your experiment should propose a question and test a hypothesis – it is not a model or demonstration.  A great resource is    
    • Engineering projects must follow the engineering design process.  The engineering design process is a series of steps to come up with a solution to a problem.  Often this involves designing (and re-designing) a product to accomplish the task.  Take a close look at the Engineering Project Evaluation Form so you will not miss any critical steps.  A great resource is:

Here are all the dates for the 2022-2023 Science & Engineering Fair:

Students Submit Initial Plans: January 13 with adjusted plans due on Feb. 3

Student Project Due Date: March 20

Judge Student Projects: March 23th

School Fair: March 24th

Science Expo for the county: April 29   8:00AM-12:30PM at Marley Middle School

Awards Ceremony: May 4    6:00PM-8:00PM Marley Middle Cafeteria

** Guest Judges are encouraged for all grade levels. Email:**

Contact Information:

Faculty Chairpersons:
Ms. Collins,  Mrs. Baird, and Ms. Hunt

Parent Chairperson:
Charu Esper


All students in Grades 3-5 are welcome to take part in the Science & Engineering Fair, but it is not mandatory.


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