Road conditions are still dangerous and parking is very limited. Mail and delivery services cannot guarantee delivery at this time and may not be able to deliver to our SRC street address. USE EMAIL! Scan your documents for malware and viruses prior to sending.


We know snow closures have limited the ability for teachers and students to complete and review project paperwork. Unfortunately the SRC has limited capacity to review projects after the January 29 deadline. By January 29 Students should supply the SRC at least an online registration and research plan, in addition to any additional paperwork they have available.

ALL ONLINE REGISTRATIONS ARE DUE BY FRIDAY, 29 January 2016 8pm ET. Registration Link: http://sciencemontgomery.org/index.cfm?action=students.registration

We are aware many teachers have student paperwork at school and students may not have access to all paperwork, or it was mailed last week and may not arrive on time. All students should submit by January 29 (Friday) via email to src@sciencemontgomery.org whatever materials they have available.  If you have additional paperwork but cannot get it to us by the deadline, please include that information in your e-mail. Please make sure to label emails with the student(s) names, schools, grade, project category, and project title.  At a minimum submit your research plan. Based on what is submitted the SRC will provide feedback to projects.

The $10/student processing fee may be sent by mail once postal delivery resumes.

TEACHERS and others: Do you have students or friends with fair projects but without internet access by Friday? Email the SRC src@sciencemontgomery.org no later than 8pm ET 1/29 with their names, project titles, school, grade, email, phone number, and other contact information.

Important notice to students who still need to submit documents to the SRC:

1) Send documents electronically if at all possible

2)  At this time, mcps.net addresses will not accept emails outside of the mcps.net system.  When registering your project or contacting us, please use a non-mcps.net address (such as gmail, yahoo, or hotmail) if possible.

3) We cannot accept documents which require a signature on delivery.

The Montgomery County Science Fair, sponsored by ScienceMONTGOMERY, will be held March 11 -12, 2016  at the Food and Drug Administration White Oak Campus, 10903 New Hampshire  Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20993.   

The Awards Ceremony for Fair Prize Winners will be held March 13, 2016 at Albert Einstein High School, 11135 Newport Mill Road, Kensington, MD 20895.

Maps and directions to both sites may be found under the ABOUT US tab above.

Complete list of 2015 Award winners is available online.

This County Area Science Fair is open to ALL in public, private, and home-schooled students, grades 6 through 12.  Any student who lives in Montgomery County or who attends school in Montgomery County may enter the fair. School sponsorship is not required, but students must be sponsored by an adult scientist. 

ScienceMONTGOMERY is a 501(c)(3) organization of dedicated community volunteers.  We are entirely funded by leading science and education firms and organizations in Montgomery County and by individual donors. Fair organizers and judges are community volunteers, who donate the time and effort required to put on the Fair.

All projects must be registered on this internet site. Look under the "Students” tab above to find student registration guidelines, project rules and required submission forms.  Projects may be submitted by Individuals or by Teams of two or three participants. If you are registering a team project, be sure to read the rules that apply to teams

Forms and other registration materials should be mailed to ScienceMONTGOMERY SRC/Dr. Johnson 4117 Barnsley Lane, Olney, MD 20832  or sent electronically to  src@sciencemontgomery.org.  

There is a non-refundable $10/student processing fee.  

The deadline for RECEIPT of all forms and completion of registration is        8 PM, January 29, 2016 (see schedule below).

See our Policies page for policies that govern the fair.

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Questions? Email fairdirector@sciencemontgomery.org

Teachers, you can review and edit all of your school’s students’ information by logging on under the “TEACHERS” tab above. Email fairdirector@sciencemontgomery.org for your school’s ID Code.

Category Judges for ScienceMONTGOMERY should register under the “CATEGORY JUDGES” tab above, where you will find judging criteria and other information about judging.

Community Awards Organizations contact persons should register their organization under the “COMMUNITY AWARDS” tab above.  Community Awards judging will take place from 9:30 AM to 5 PM on Saturday. Your organization’s judges should register through your organization, NOT individually.

Potential Sponsors can find information about sponsorship levels and the Sponsorship Contribution Form under the “SPONSORS” tab above. 

 Combined Federal Campaign: We invite parents of  students and friends of ScienceMONTGOMERY who are federal government employees to consider designating us (#19166) on their National Capital Area Combined Federal Campaign pledge cards. All proceeds are used to conduct the science fair, including cash awards to student winners.

The Press can find public relations materials and press releases through this link.


This year we intend to broaden the field of projects considered by judges at the fair to win our grand prize, sponsorship for participating in the ISEF International Science and Engineering Fair.  For the first time, projects that are not category winners will also be considered for the grand prize.  ISEF judges will begin interviewing participants from the opening of the judging period and will no longer be limited in which projects they can consider for the award. 

2016 Fair Schedule  

October 20, 2015 Online registration begins. Each Project (individual or team) must be registered online at www.ScienceMONTGOMERY.org
Click “Student” then “Register”. 

September, 2015 –March, 2016 ScienceMONTGOMERY 2015 information is available at www.ScienceMONTGOMERY.org. Questions should be emailed to fairdirector@sciencemontgomery.org or to src@sciencemontgomery.org

Friday, January 29, 2016

Deadline for receipt of ALL required documents and completing online registration. No projects may register after this date.

ALL documents (hard copy or electronic) must be RECEIVED by 8 PM at:

ScienceMONTGOMERY SRC/Dr. Johnson 4117 Barnsley Lane, Olney, MD 20832 

 or sent electronically to  src@sciencemontgomery.org

February 4, 2016 Scientific Review Committee (SRC) review results will be posted online. Results are accessible with the student passwords obtained when registering online and in emails to the project contact person. Schools also may apply for a password so a teacher can see all projects entered from their school.

February 4 – February 19, 2016

Corrections and additions must be supplied as required by SRC review results. All final documents are due, and must be RECEIVED by 8 PM February 19, 2016



ScienceMONTGOMERY SRC/Dr. Johnson 4117 Barnsley Lane, Olney, MD 20832 

 or sent electronically to src@sciencemontgomery.org

Note:  Deadlines given above are NOT POSTMARK DATES. Documents must be RECEIVED by the times given. There is no longer a MCPS Pony drop-off location for receipt of Science Fair documents. All documents must be delivered to the address above or submitted electronically

We regret that projects missing required documents at 8 PM, February 19, 2016 will be not permitted to participate at ScienceMONTGOMERY 2016.

Note Fair Location!
Food and Drug Administration White Oak Campus,
10903 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD
map and directions


Friday, March 11, 2016

        4 PM - 9 PM

Student Project Set Up and Safety Check: Set-up display boards and go through Safety Inspection at the FDA

Mentors, teachers, family members and friends of Fair Participants are invited to view the projects any time Friday evening until 9 PM.  Please note: ScienceMONTGOMERY does not hold an Open House for general members of the public.

Saturday, March 12, 2016 Only Fair Participants, Judges and Official Fair Volunteers may enter the Fair Venue until 4 PM (or whenever judging is completed).
        9:30 AM - 12:15 PM Judging Preview Period (no students present)
        12:15 PM - 1 PM Students admitted
        1 PM – 4 PM

Student Interviews with Judges (all grades together)

Until 4 PM (or whenever judging is completed)

        4 PM – 5 PM Project take down. All projects must be dismantled and removed by PM; Projects not removed by 5:00 PM will be discarded.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

       2 PM - 4 PM

Awards Ceremony

Albert Einstein High School
1135 Newport Mill Rd.,  
Kensington, MD 20895