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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 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).

Dates & Locations

February 25, 2022 at Boise State University - Western Idaho Science & Engineering Fair (in partnership with Micron)

March 4, 2022 at Idaho State University - Eastern Idaho Science & Engineering Fair (in partnership with BEA- Idaho National Laboratory)

March 11, 2022 at Coeur d’Alene Resort - Northern Idaho Science & Engineering Fair

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:
September 1, 2021

Zfairs Registration Closes:
December 17, 2021

Forms Deadline:
January 28, 2022

All Materials Deadline:
February 11, 2022

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

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.


Merrie Rampy, Idaho Science Fairs Director or call the STEM Office at 208.332.1729

2021 Keynote Speaker

Watch a special message from President & CEO of Society for Science, Maya Ajmera, a keynote speaker for the International Science & Engineering Fair give a shout-out to Idaho and highlight past accomplishments from our 2021 virtual award ceremony!

2021 Winners

  • 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

2020 IDSEF Partners

2020 Winners

  • 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
  • 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
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