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

2022 NIRSEF Committee:

Amy Stark, Director of the DNA Learning Center, NIRSEF Executive Director

Mr. Ken Andrzejewski, Science Department Chair, Research Director, Marian High School 

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

Mr. Nevin Longenecker, Teacher, Adams High School

Ms. Alexis Thornburg, Graduate student, University of Chicago

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

Mr. John Taylor, Director of STEM Education, ETHOS

Dr. James McLister, Chair of the SRC


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.