Frequently Asked Questions

WHEN IS THE FAIR?
The Thames Valley Science and Engineering Fair (TVSEF) will be held April 9th, 2022. It will be a virtual fair and will not be held in person.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE COMPETITIVE SCIENCE FAIR?
Any student in grades 6 – 12, who goes to any Catholic, public, private or home school in Elgin, Middlesex, or Oxford Counties.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE NON-COMPETITIVE SCIENCE FAIR?
Any student in grades 4 – 5, who goes to Catholic, public, private or home school in Elgin, Middlesex, or Oxford Counties.

WHY SHOULD I ENTER?
The TVSEF is a great place to showcase your knowledge in science, engineering and maker skills! You will have the opportunity to meet other students and people from the London community who are interested in science and technology. You could also win the chance to travel to the national competition, the Canada Wide Science Fair.

CAN I HAVE A PARTNER?
Yes! You can work by yourself, or in teams of two.  Larger teams of three or four are allowed, however these projects are not eligible to attend the Canada Wide Science Fair.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO ENTER THE SCIENCE FAIR?
Nothing – it is free!   But as we are a charitable organization, we do appreciate your financial support via a donation.

WHAT HAPPENS AT THE SCIENCE FAIR?
You can find the schedule here.  For grade 6-12, on Saturday, you will set up your project, meet the judges and talk about your project, have lunch, do some fun activities, and show your project to public visitors. On Sunday, you will show your project to public visitors and VIPs and go to the awards ceremony.   For grade 4-5, you will set up and display your project on Friday night.

Helium

Bell Canada
Faculty of Science and Departments
Jeff Regan

Lithium

Arun Anand MD FRCPC
C-Pool Minerals Inc
Faculty of Education
Finch Auto Group
Kiwanis Club of Forest City London
Susan Millar
NSERC
Ontario Public Service Employees Union Local 106
Optimist Club of Byron
Western Research
Thames Valley District School Board
Bryan Vickers

Beryllium

Department of Chemistry
Department of Earth Sciences
Enterus
Libro Credit Union
John Martin
Malcolm McLean and Family
Ted Medzon
Mindspark Creative Engineering
OES
Optimist Club Carling Heights
Optimist Club of Oakridge Acres
Optimist Club of London - Southwest
Optimist Club of London - East
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Professional Engineers of Ontario - London Chapter
Rotary Club of London - Lambeth
Rotary Club of London South
Royal Canadian Legion - Byron/Springbank
William Solomon
Springbank Family of Parishes
St Andrew the Apostle Parish
Sumac
John Van Kerrebroek
Patrick and Caroline Whippey
Michael Wojtak

Friends of the Fair

Joe and Kara Barfett
Maria Colclough
Department of Computer Science
Discovery Western
Green Tree Nursery
IEEE London Chapter
Institute for Earth and Space Exploration
London Public Library
Shelly Mackenzie
University of Ottawa
Garry Robbins
Robert Southern
Upper Thames River Conservation Authority
Qinchu Zhou

Community Partners

London Camera Club Youth Science Canada

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Contact US

Thames Valley Science and Engineering Fair
1047 Prince George Rd.
London, Ontario, Canada    N6H 4E2
Tel: 519-691-6892
Charity Registration Number: 891745044 RR0001
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Obama on Science Fairs

“We need to teach our kids that it’s not just the winner of the Super Bowl who deserves to be celebrated, but the winner of the science fair. We need to teach them that success is not a function of fame or PR, but of hard work and discipline.” President Obama, State of the Union Address 25 January 2011

Founded in 1971

The first London District Science & Technology Fair was held in the Faculty of Education building in 1971.   Our name was modernized to the Thames Valley Science & Engineering Fair in 2013.