Helpful Sites

The Northern Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair is affiliated with the Indiana State Science and Engineering Fair, sponsored by the Science Education Foundation of Indiana, Inc. (SEFI). The SEFI site contains much information about Science Fairs around the state as well as project information, and can be accessed at:

The Indiana Junior Academy of Sciences at IU-Bloomington (JAS) recognizes high school students who are exemplary in overall scholarship as well as scientific ability and achievement, and to recognize among those students one student as most outstanding. To read more about this scholarship competition, check out:

Sponsored by the Northern Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair affiliate, Intel, the Intel Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) is one of the oldest nationwide competitions for pre-college science students. Eligible students include high school seniors in the United States and territories, and American students attending school abroad. Each year, over 1500 students accept the challenge of completing an entry for the ISEF, competing for over $3 million scholarships and prizes. Read more about ISEF at:

The Siemens Competition (formerly Siemens-Westinghouse Competition) in Math, Science & Technology recognizes remarkable talent early on, fostering individual growth for high school students who are willing to challenge themselves through science research. Through this competition, students have an opportunity to achieve national recognition for science research projects that they complete in high school. It is administered by The College Board and funded by the Siemens Foundation. The University of Notre Dame sponsors one of the regional competition sites. More information about the Siemens Competition can be found at:

The Dupont Challenge Science Essay Competition is one of the foremost student science and technology prize programs in the United States and Canada. The Dupont Challenge is in its 21st year and has recognized thousands of winners. Many of these bright, talented teenagers have become- or are in the process of becoming- our nation's scientists, engineers, doctors, or teachers of science and mathematics. The DuPont Challenge has been a significant stepping stone to their career choice. For more information, check out:

The Discovery Channel contains a wealth of resources for students, parents and fair organizers.

The Science Fair Primer helps students get started and run a science fair project.

Endorsed by the Hoosier Science and Engineering Fair, Science Buddies is one of the best sites for getting started with science fair projects at all levels. Geared for students new to science and engineering fair projects (but also helpful for the experienced), Science Buddies contains project ideas, a "wizard" for determining what type of project you might like to do, and helpful hints at how to conduct science investigations or engineering projects.

What makes a good science fair project? This website from USC gives a lot of good tips and ideas to think about and also gives advice for students, teachers and parents.