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Idaho Science & Engineering Fairs

Idaho Science & Engineering Fairs

About the Fair

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 University of Idaho.

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).

Dates & Locations

February 23, 2024 at Idaho State University – Eastern Idaho Science & Engineering Fair (in partnership with BEA- Idaho National Laboratory)

March 1, 2024 at University of Idaho – Northern Idaho Science & Engineering Fair

March 8, 2024 at Boise State University – Western Idaho Science & Engineering Fair (in partnership with Micron)

Educators supporting student projects competing in their regional Idaho Science & Engineering Fair may apply for grant funding. Just click the IDSEF Project Support button above!


Zfairs Registration Opens:

Zfairs Registration Closes:

Forms Deadline:

All Materials Deadline:

Judging Starts:

Program Manager: Nate Dean

2023 IDSEF Partners

NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium

2022 Registration Information

Students & Teachers

Students and Teachers can visit to create an account and complete forms you need for your project.


Judging is an extremely important part of the fair and is one of the most valuable experiences for our students. Do you or others on your team have a background in:

  • Animal Science, Biomedical, and/or Microbiology
  • Behavioral and/or Social Sciences,
  • Earth, Environmental, and/or Plants
  • Engineering
  • Math, Computer Science, and/or Embedded Systems,
  • Physical Sciences (Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, Materials, and others)

Qualifications include: MA, MS, or Ph.D. in a related field or BA or BS in the category chosen to judge or in a closely related field, along with three or more years of relevant experience.

To register as a Judge, visit to create an account and select which category you would be interested in.


Call the STEM Office at 208.332.1729

Idaho Science and Engineering Fairs Archives

  • Wency Suo: Boise High School
  • Luke Bousfield and James Liu: Timberline High School
  • Saree Hillstead and Danica Knapp: Hagerman High School
  • Brecken Allegood and Nathan Elison: Hillcrest High School
  • Jesse St. Onge: Lewiston High School
  • Caden Perry: Moscow High School

2022 IDSEF Partners

  • Lindsey Holtom: Hillcrest High School
  • Nicole Xiao: Moscow High School
  • Wency Suo: Boise High School
  • Camden Barger & Bailey Vanderwall: Grangeville High School
  • Jessica Douglas: Emmett High School
  • Seth Tuma: Idaho Virtual Academy

2021 IDSEF Partners

  • Cecily Puckett: Kamiah High School
  • Mya Barger: Kamiah High School
  • Jimin RYU & Nicolas Medapalli: Timberline High School
  • Tavian Robertson: Nampa Christian High School
  • Rhea Kalivas: Pocatello High School
  • Elias Sanders: Idaho Falls High School

2020 ISEF Partners

  • Paige Lindsley: Grangeville High School
  • Cecily Puckett: Kamiah High School
  • Lukas Keller: Emmett High School
  • Melina Mohammadi: Treasure Valley Math and Science Center
  • Hayli Austin and Madisyn Facer: Pocatello High School
  • TJ Herndon – Vision Charter Academy
  • Alex Howard – Timberline HS
  • Jieyan Wang – Moscow HS
  • Kayson Hansen – Twin Falls HS
  • Amrit Singh, Grangeville HS
  • Kayson and Kylie Hansen, Twin Falls HS
  • Brooklyn Legg, Luke Campbell, TJ Herndon, Vision Charter School
  • Sriram Gopalakrishnan, Centennial HS

2022 Western Idaho Science & Engineering Fair

2022 Eastern Idaho Science & Engineering Fair

2022 Northern Idaho Science & Engineering Fair

Past Idaho Science & Engineering Fairs

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