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7th Annual Whatcom County Science and Engineering Fair (WCSEF) powered by Alcoa

Community Event

St. Paul’s Academy is proud to announce that the 7th Annual Whatcom County Science and Engineering Fair (WCSEF) powered by Alcoa will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019. St. Paul’s Academy has hosted the county-wide event since 2013 and is pleased to add Alcoa as our new partner to the fair this year. “Alcoa is excited to be a part of promoting science and engineering to our students in Whatcom County. The aluminum that we produce at our Intalco Works smelter in Ferndale is the result of Charles Martin Hall’s curiosity about material science. We want to support that curiosity in the next generation of scientists and engineers,” said Laura McKinney, NW Government Affairs and Public Relations Director for Alcoa. The regional fair provides an opportunity for all Whatcom County students in grades K-12 to participate in a juried science fair event. Students can submit a project in the fair just for fun or they can follow the Intel International Science Fair (ISEF) standards in preparation for participation in the 62nd Washington State Science and Engineering Fair being held in late March. Projects are judged by volunteers employed in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)-related fields. All participants earn a medal and a T-shirt, with exciting prizes for the top three projects in each category and each age division. Projects are judged within their division and category, so there are lots of opportunities for new scientists to win their division. There are also prizes for the first, second, and third-place projects that score the highest across divisions and categories. More information about the science fair, registration packets, volunteering as a judge, project ideas, and resources can be found at Contact WCSEF coordinators directly at to request an information packet for your school, to become a sponsor, or to have a business exhibit at this year’s event.