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Science Fairs

FWQA sponsors judges at science fairs throughout the metropolitan area. Teams of judges attend science fairs for junior and high school students awarding first, second, third and honorable mention awards. Judges focus on projects related to environmental science or engineering and particularly projects that focus on water quality or water resources. It is tremendously fun and rewarding to engage young people on their science projects and encourage them to continue their interest and research on scientific topics.

FWQA invites first place winners to attend our annual awards luncheon. This provides another opportunity to engage these students and inspire them to continue their interest and studies in science and engineering. Parents of these students have said that the awards luncheon is one the most meaningful events for their sons and daughters.

2022 Virtual Science Fair Information

FWQA is seeking persons interested in judging at this year's regional science fairs. Please contact Janet Goodwin at to express your interest in judging. The schedule for the regional science fairs are listed below.

  • Montgomery County, Judging March 25-26
  • Fairfax County, Judging March 9-17 judges must register
  • Northern Virginia (includes Arlington County and Alexandria and Falls Church Cities), Judging February 22 through March 8
  • Prince William County/Manassas City, Judging February 25 through March 2
  • Loudoun County, Judging March 11-16