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. To be eligible for participation, students in grades 3-12 must have a teacher register their school through the Science Education Foundation of Indiana and select their project to move on to the NIRSEF from their Local School Fair.
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.
2018 Northern Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair Important Dates:
January 1, 2018 - Last Day for Local Fair Directors to Register Schools by signing into the SEFI website
February 16, 2018 - Last Day for Local Fair Directors to Advance Projects to NIRSEF through the SEFI website. ALL student and project information must be finalized, as well as any required forms, before students are advanced to regionals.
February 23, 2018 - Deadline for Participants to Register for NIRSEF
March 2, 2018 (5:00P to 7:00P) Stepan Center Open for Project Set Up
NIRSEF DAY - March 3, 2018 (7:45A to 9:00A) Stepan Center Open for Project Set Up
Judging Begins Promptly at 9:00A
March 24, 2018 - Hoosier Science and Engineering Fair at IUPUI