Thank you for your interest in the Northern Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair! Students in grades 3-12 in Elkhart, Fulton, Marshall, and St. Joseph counties who are selected by judges at their Local School Fair to advance to the Regional level attend the NIRSEF. The goal of this fair is to expose young minds to the world of science while providing a positive environment for them in which they can experiment, create, and explore under the guidance and with the support of their parents and teachers. Students choose a project topic from a variety of categories and are given the freedom and independence to design a project that suits their interests. The science fair offers an opportunity for children from elementary school through high school to explore the possibilities of hands-on scientific inquiry.