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    Secondary Science Fair Resource Guide

    ISEF Rules & Guidelines

    ISEF Rules & Guidelines - Spanish

    AACPS Categories & Subcategories

    Important information about AACPS Science Expo Policies   

    Anne Arundel County Public Schools Regional Science and Engineering Expo and the Innovators of Science and Engineering Challenge are in full compliance with the Student Handbook and Anne Arundel County Public School policies as well as the International Rules and Guidelines of the International Science and Engineering Fair.

    This means students will not do research related to the following topics unless they are a student working in a Regulated Research or Industrial Setting supervised by a qualified scientist and having appropriate form approval BEFORE beginning research.

    No student should begin any research project before being approved by the classroom teacher. Depending on the topic, some projects will need review by the School Scientific Review Committee or the School Level Institutional Review Board.

    • Alcohol & Tobacco
    • Blood, Blood Products or other dangerous biological agents
    • DEA-controlled Substances
    • Firearms and Explosives
    • Hazardous Chemicals
    • Hazardous Devices
    • Prescription Drugs
    • Radiation

    For further information for secondary students and required forms and committee approvals, please contact the Office of Science at 410-222-5451.

2021-22 Regional Science & Engineering Expo

Student Registration Process

  • Step 1  Access the online registration form. The deadline to complete the online registration is January 15, 2021. The registration for the 2021-2022 Science Expo is now open. For further questions on this please contact Vikki Romanoski (vromanoski@aacps.org).

    Step 2  Print a copy of the Signature Card.  Return the completed Signature Card to your science teacher or Science Department Chairperson at your school in time for the school to meet the county’s submission deadline of January 15, 2022. 

    A digital signature can be used when submitting this.

    Step 3  Complete and submit the Online Abstract Form.

    Step 4  Print a copy of the Student Information Handout. Review the information in the handout for a great science fair experience.  Student Information Handout (Spanish).



    Click here to view these guidelines on how projects should be formatted and submitted.

Important Documents


  • 2021-22 Important Dates

    January 14, 2022 - Online Registration Deadline

    January 14, 2022 - Signature Cards and Safety Forms Due

    February 2, 2022 - Final Day to have all paperwork finalized and project presentation materials submitted

    February 25, 2022 - Project Set-Up Day for AACPS Regional Science and Engineering Expo

    February 26, 2022 - Day of 2022 AACPS Regional Science and Engineering Expo Judging and Presentations

    March 8, 2022 - 2022 AACPS Regional Science and Engineering Expo Awards Ceremony