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Key Dates to Remember

  • August 15, 2016: Online registration opens
  • December 1, 2016: Forms due for projects needing pre-approval (see "Students & Teachers" page for details)
  • December 16, 2016: Online registration closed
  • January 21, 2017: All forms due for all projects
  • February 11, 2017: Online submission of abstracts due
  • February 18, 2017: WISEF - Western Idaho Science & Engineering Fair (at Boise State University)
  • March 4, 2017: NISEF - Northern Idaho Science & Engineering Fair (at The University of Idaho)
  • March 11, 2017: EISEF - Eastern Idaho Science & Engineering Fair (at Idaho State University)

Resources to Get You Started

  • Here is a good introduction to all of the parts of a science & engineering fair project. There are tabs for both science and engineering projects, and it covers everything from getting started through presenting the project. Resource Link
  • Examples of science fair topics to avoid. Resource Link 1; Resource Link 2

Idaho Science & Engineering Fair Student Project/Travel Grant

If selected, the educator will receive up to $2,000 to support participation in their regional fair. Educators will use these funds to purchase classroom materials for student projects and to cover travel costs for the educator and students to attend their regional fair. The amount awarded will be based on the number of student projects approved to participate in the fair. Educators will receive $667/student project, up to a maximum of $2,000. Learn more here:

Rules & Registration Forms

  • Link to the website for The Society for Science & the Public (SSP) with the rules and regulations. Resource Link
  • Display and Safety regulations (from the SSP website). Resource Link
  • Link to FAQs on the rules and regulations for Society for Science & the Public (SSP) affiliated fairs. Resource Link