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Idaho Science & Engineering Fairs

Idaho Science & Engineering FairsEach 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 (all-expense paid).

Students MUST register by December 20, 2019
All Project Forms due by January 10, 2020
Abstract is due by February 7, 2020

Registration & Information for Students, Teachers and Judges.


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

STATUS: Closed

Professional Training Travel Reimbursement Funding: $500 per approved project, up to $1,500

Fair Registration Schedule

Opens: August 9, 2019
Closes: December 20, 2019
Forms Deadline: January 10, 2020
Abstract Deadline: February 7, 2020

In addition to an all-expense paid trip for the Regional Fair winners to compete at the International Science & Engineering Fair, each Regional Fair awards over 50 medals, certificates, and cash awards.

Fair Dates & Locations

Boise State University - ISEF 2020
Idaho State University - ISEF 2020
The Coeur d'Alene - ISEF 2020


(Western Idaho Science & Engineering Fair)

In partnership with Micron Foundation

March 6, 2020

Boise State University, Boise


(Eastern Idaho Science & Engineering Fair)

In partnership with Battelle Energy Alliance

February 28, 2020

Idaho State University, Pocatello


(Northern Idaho Science & Engineering Fair)


March 13, 2020
Coeur d'Alene Resort Conference Center, Coeur d'Alene


  • 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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