ISEF for 2020 has been canceled, but Finalists selected for Regional or State Fairs will still be recognized and considered Alumni.  We will pass on information as it becomes available from ISEF.

In response to COVID-19 limiting and cancelling many regional fairs across the country, Broadcom MASSTERS has annouced that all Junior Division Projects that were accepted into a regional fair such as TSEF will be eligible to participate this year! We will post the directions on how to participate when those directions have been finalized! The deadline for submission is currently June 10th. 


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
 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

Ric Ryburn

Babette Shoemaker

Dr. Christina Steele

Ryan Weick

Christine Wheeler

Livingston Whiting

Vikki Wismer

2021 Applications will be completed and submitted online!

69th Annual Virtual 
Tidewater Science and Engineering Fair


Category Judging is FINISHED!
Final Round Interviewees will be contacted by email and 
phone to schedule a live interview with the judging panel! 

Oops!  This is a Holiday Weekend! 
Finalist Interviews will be conducted within 
the next week with results soon to follow. 

Special Awards Judging will begin 3/29.  
Note: In the case of a need for interviews, Interviewees will 
be contacted by email & phone to schedule a live interview 
with the judging panel!

Please contact with any questions.

TSEF Grand Prize Winners
2020 (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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