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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 closely following the International Guidelines
International ISEF Project Guidelines 2021

Participants will submit:

  1. An Official Abstract
  2. A Project Presentation (Template will be provided)
  3. A 1 page Project Summary (Template will be provided)
  4. Optional 1-2 minute video giving demonstration if needed

ISEF Location and Dates:

  • March 1, 2021 Virtual Welcome Ceremony for all fairs (Western, Eastern, Northern)
  • March 5, 2021 All participants materials must be submitted.
  • March 6th-19th, 2021 Judging occurs. (Including an interview/phone call with participant)
  • Week of March 22-26, 2021 Virtual Award Ceremony (Deciding date)
    (All above dates subject to change)

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




Zfairs Registration Opens:
September 1, 2020

Zfairs Registration Closes:
January 15, 2021

Forms Deadline:
January 29, 2021

All Materials Deadline:
March 5, 2021

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

Fair Dates (All fairs will be Virtual on March 1, 2021)

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

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

(Northern Idaho Science & Engineering Fair)


Regeneron ISEF

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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