The Montgomery County Science Fair, sponsored by ScienceMONTGOMERY, was held March 14 -15, 2014  at the Food and Drug Administration White Oak Campus, 10903 New Hampshire  Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20993.   

The Awards Ceremony for Fair Prize Winners was held March 16, 2014 at Albert Einstein High School, 11135 Newport Mill Road, Kensington, MD 20895.

Complete list of 2014 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. Burgett, 18912 Porterfield Way, Germantown, MD 20874 or sent electronically to  There is a non-refundable $10/student processing fee.  The deadline for RECEIPT of all forms and completion of registration is January 31, 2014 (see schedule below).

See our Policies page for policies that govern the fair.

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Teachers, you can review and edit all of your school’s students’ information by logging on under the “TEACHERS” tab above. Email 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.

2014 Fair Schedule  

October 2013 Online registration begins. Each Project (individual or team) must be registered online at
Click “Student” then “Register”. 

October, 2013 –March, 2014 ScienceMONTGOMERY 2014 information is available at Questions should be emailed to or to

Friday, January 31, 2014

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. Burgett, 18912 Porterfield Way, Germantown, MD 20874

or at

February 5, 2014 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 5 – February 21, 2014

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 21, 2014



ScienceMONTGOMERY SRC/Dr. Burgett, 18912 Porterfield Way, Germantown, MD 20874

or at

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 21, 2014 will be not permitted to participate at ScienceMONTGOMERY 2014.

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


Friday, March 14, 2014

        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 15, 2014 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 16, 2014

       2 PM - 4 PM

Awards Ceremony

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