Regeneron ISEF is May 13 - 19th and is in-person!
We will promote our Grand Prize Winners.

VSSEF will be in-person and held April 15th at
at Old Dominion University. 
We promote our top Senior Division Projects.   

Thermo Fisher Scientific Junior Innovators Challenge (formerly Broadcom MASTERS) deadline will be June 14th and is the next-step virtual competition for our top 10% Junior Division Participants. 


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
 SecretaryLaura Vobrak
 TreasurerLiv Whiting


Board of Directors 2021 - 2022

Rodney Culverhouse

Dr. Martin Cruz

Jana Eggleston

Courtney Gonzalez-Vega

Timothy Kubinak

Amanda Malbon

Anthony Neeley

Dr. Iordanka Panayotova

Dr. Julia Reon

Molley Riser

Ric Ryburn

Babette Shoemaker

Dr. Christina Steele

Ryan Weick

Christine Wheeler

Livingston Whiting

Vikki Wismer

2023 Applications will be completed and submitted online using zFairs

72nd Annual In-person
Tidewater Science and Engineering Fair

We are using zFairs to load documents!
The link will be ready by February 4th. 

Please contact 
with any questions.

TSEF Grand Prize Winners
2020-2022 (Images Pending)

1st Grand Finalist:  Katelynne Berland (right) 
2nd Grand Finalist:  Anna Vargas (left) 

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

1st Grand Finalist: Suparnamaaya Prasad

2nd Grand Finalist: Riya Palikonda


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