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Idaho Science & Engineering Fairs

Idaho Science & Engineering Fairs

Each spring, the Idaho STEM Action Center and its partners proudly host 3 regional high school science and engineering fairs for grades 9-12th across Idaho. Students present their findings at EISEF (Eastern Idaho Science and Engineering Fair) in partnership with Idaho National Laboratory (INL) held at Idaho State University, WISEF (Western Idaho Science and Engineering Fair) held at Boise State University, or NISEF (Northern Idaho Science and Engineering Fair) held at Coeur d’Alene Resort. Each regional fair awards 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 International Science and Engineering Fair in May (Virtual in 2021).

The 2021 Idaho Science & Engineering Fair will still take place in a virtual format. More details will be released later on so stay tuned for updates!

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

STATUS: Closed



Zfairs Registration Opens: September 1, 2020
Zfairs Registration Closes: December 18, 2020

Forms Deadline: January 14, 2021
Abstract Deadline: February 5, 2021


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

Fair Dates (All fairs will be Virtual)

(Western Idaho Science & Engineering Fair)
In partnership with Micron Foundation

March 5, 2021

(Eastern Idaho Science & Engineering Fair)
In partnership with Battelle Energy Alliance - Idaho National Laboratory

February 26, 2021

(Northern Idaho Science & Engineering Fair)

March 12, 2021


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

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
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