Local Science Fairs

All APS secondary schools host annual local science fairs.  These fairs provide students the opportunity to engage in independent science research and communicate their results to teachers, peers, and judges.  Our students receive valuable feedback on their scientific investigation and communication skills and top projects from the school based fairs are invited to present their research at the Northern Virginia Regional Science & Engineering Fair. These experiences would not be possible without the help of volunteer judges.  Please consider volunteering as a judge at one of our school fairs listed below. This school year, all fairs are being held virtually with expanded judging dates in January, many which overlap. Since judging can be done remotely, please consider offering your expertise.

2020-2021  School Year

Middle Schools

Dorothy Hamm Middle School

  • Fair Director: elaine.kennedy@apsva.us

Gunston Middle School

  • Fair Directors: nadia.robles@apsva.us and stephanie.giblin@apsva.us

Jefferson Middle School

  • Fair Director: rabia.faqih@apsva.us

Kenmore Middle School

  • Fair Directors: kathryn.brown@apsva.us and alex.schnappinger@apsva.us

Swanson Middle School

  • Fair Director: daniel.swanson@apsva.us

Williamsburg Middle School

  • Fair Directors: latanja.thomas@apsva.us and christy.zarro@apsva.us

High Schools

Arlington Career Center/Arlington Tech

  • Fair Director: oscar.le@apsva.us

H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program

  • Fair Director: samantha.taggart@apsva.us

Wakefield High School

  • Fair Directors: davis.tran@apsva.us and heather.akpata@apsva.us

Washington-Liberty High School

  • Fair Director: crystal.liller@apsva.us

Yorktown High School

  • Fair Director: david.mower@apsva.us