The Northern Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair (NIRSEF) is open to schools in the counties of Elkhart, Fulton, Marshall, and St. Joseph.

Previous NIRSEF Results

2019 Results  
2018 Results



2017 Results Article
2016 Results  
2015 Results Article
2014 Results Article
2013 Results Article
2012 Results  

2019 NIRSEF Committee:

Dr. Micha Kilburn, University of Notre Dame, Regional Fair Executive Director

Mrs. Tracey Ackerley, Teacher, John Young Middle School

Mr. Ken Andrzejewski, Teacher, Marian High School Biological Sciences

Dr. David Leighton, Professor, University of Notre Dame College of Engineering (Director of Judging)

Mr. Nevin Longenecker, Teacher, Adams High School Biological Sciences (SRC Life Sciences)

Dr. Jim McLister, Assistant Professor, Indiana University South Bend College of Science (SRC Chair)

Ms. Katie Morris, Graduate student, University of Notre Dame

Ms. Lisa Nyers, Master Science Teacher, STEM Consultant, ETHOS Science Center

Mr. John Taylor, Teacher, Elkhart Memorial High School (SRC Physical Sciences)


The NIRSEF Committee meets regularly to stay current on ISEF rules, communicate registration guidelines to teachers, and organize a safe and educational environment for science fair participants.