Our Mission:

Established in 1951, the Tidewater Science Congress encourages middle school and high school students from the Hampton Roads, Virginia area to become involved in and excited about learning the processes of research, engineering design, and the technical writing skills needed to clearly and effectively communicate the results of their experiments. By hosting the annual Tidewater Science and Engineering Fair, the congress provides students the opportunity to exhibit and discuss their projects with judges from academia and industry.  In order that students may progress to state and national competitions, the protocols, application process, and evaluation criteria conform to the Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair and the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.


Executive Officers

 PresidentJana Eggleston
 Vice-PresidentBabette K. Shoemaker
 Community LiaisonMartin Cruz &
 SecretaryMaila Brucal-Hallare
 TreasurerLiv Whiting


Board of Directors 2019 - 2020

Rodney Culverhouse

Dr. Martin Cruz

Jana Eggleston

Courtney Gonzalez-Vega

Timothy Kubinak

Amanda Malbon

Anthony Neeley

Dr. Iordanka Panayotova

Dr. Julia Reon

Molley Riser

Dr. Matthew Schmidt

Babette Shoemaker

Dr. Christina Steele

Melissa Wade

Ryan Weick

Christine Wheeler

Livingston Whiting

Vikki Wismer

2019-2020 Applications are now available!

Junior Division Application

Senior Division Application 

69th Annual Tidewater Science and Engineering Fair
Saturday March 14, 2020
Old Dominion University

TSEF 2019 Complete Awards List

2019 Fair Day Pictures

2019 Tidewater Science & Engineering Fair
Grand Prize Winners

2018 Tidewater Science & Engineering Fair
Grand Prize Winners

1st Overall Grand Prize:  Anjali Patel (left) 
2nd Overall Grand Prize:  Nicole Rychagov (right) 

2017 Tidewater Science & Engineering Fair
Grand Prize Winners

1st Overall Grand Prize: Suparnamaaya Prasad
York High School

2nd Overall Grand Prize: Riya Palikonda
Governor's School for Science and Technology


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