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Idaho Science & Engineering Fairs

Brief Description about the Idaho Science & Engineering Fairs

Since 2017 the Idaho STEM Action Center & it’s partners proudly host 3 regional high school science and engineering fairs for grades 9th-12th across Idaho. Students present their findings at EISEF (Eastern Idaho Science & Engineering Fair) in partnership with Idaho National Laboratory (INL) held at Idaho State University, WISEF (Western Idaho Science & Engineering Fair) in partnership with Micron held at Boise State University, or NISEF (Northern Idaho Science & Engineering Fair) held at Coeur d’Alene Resort.

During the event, students have the opportunity to share their ideas with one another, engage with STEM professionals and compete for over 50 medals/certificates including the Bearden Award a $500 cash prize for females in computer science, and also the chance to attend and compete at the Regeneron International Science & Engineering Fair in May (all-expense paid).

Learn more about Idaho’s Science & Engineering Fair at

Student Project Support Grant Description:

Eligible educators who will be teaching in a public high school (grades 9-12) during the 2022-2023 school year may apply to receive up to $100 per project up to 10 projects for participation in their nearest regional Idaho Science & Engineering Fair location. (Limit of 30 projects per school.)

Funding can be used for classroom/research materials for student projects

Additional funding will be available for travel. Amount based on school location to closest regional fair locations at BSU, ISU, and CDA Resort.


Merrie Rampy, Idaho Science Fairs Director

Or call the STEM Office at 208.332.1729


Eligible Applicants:

Educators who will be teaching in a public high school (grades 9-12) during the 2022-2023 school year.

Funding Schedule:

Open: September 9, 2022

Close: February 17, 2023

Award Dates:
Monthly thru Feb. 2023

Max funding: $1000 ($100 per approved student project, up to 10 projects per educator. Limit 30 projects per school.)

Program Managers:

Program Managers: Merrie Rampy, Ken Wareham, Bradley Howard, MaKayla Guthrie

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