About the Science Fair

What are science and engineering fairs? 
They are an organized exhibition of work done which follows specific rules and guidelines.  The students compete through their exhibits and demonstrations of projects to the judges and public.  The exhibit represents a chosen category: Biology, Chemistry, Environment, Mathematics, Engineering, and Physical Science.

Local classroom and school fairs are the first step in the pathway.  Top 3 exhibits may wish to participate in other fairs.  Consider each fair a challenge to improve your project under your teacher's supervision. 

The following are web site contacts for the regional Science Fairs in Arizona.  These fairs award cash and trophies to many winners, we are also pleased to provide mentoring &/or advice regarding projects involving Biomedical Research. 

Please contact SwAEBR and the fair in your area for more information.


  • Arizona School for the Deaf & Blind
    (The Fair will be held February 14, 2020 at the Tucson Campus of ASDB)
    Eligible Grades: K-12 
    Phone Contact: (520)770-3701

  • Arizona Science & Engineering Fair (ASEF-Phoenix)
    Phoenix Convention Center, March 26-27, 2020 at Phoenix Convention Center, South Building, Halls F & G
    • Registration opens:  Feb. 3, 2020
    • Registration closes:  March 17, 2020
    • School bus pass requests due:  March 18, 2020
      Website: http://www.azsef.org

  • SSVEC's Youth Engineering and Science Fair  (SSVEC YES-Sierra Vista)
    (The Fair will be February 24-26, 2020, at the Windermere Hotel & Conference Center)
    Eligible Grades: 5-12 
    Contact:  Mr. Marcus Harston 
    E-MAIL: yesfair@ssvec.com
    WEBSITE: http://www.yesfair.com

  • Southern Arizona Regional Science and Engineering Fair  (SARSEF-Tucson)
    (The Fair will be held March 11-14, 2020 at the Tucson Convention Center - judging on the 12th)

    Eligible Grades: K-12
    Contact:  Liz Bowman
    PHONE: 520-273-8259
    E-MAIL: director@sarsef.org

    WEBSITE: http://www.sarsef.org
  • Future Innovators Night - March 13: 5:30-8pm Tucson Convention Center Exhibit Halls
    • FREE for the whole family to enjoy!
    • Explore 50 Hands-on Science Activities and Interactive Demonstrations
    • Meet the brightest young minds in Southern Arizona
    • Experience the top 2,000 projects that will change our future
    • Win a Science Raffle Basket
    • Featuring Star Wars Characters from the Dune Sea Garrison’s 501st Legion and Rebel Alliance

New Mexico

April 4, 2020 - New Mexico Tech Campus, Socorro, NM

Four Corners Regional Science Fair
Shelby L. Alexander, Director
608 Balsam 
Grants, NM  87020
Phone:  505-287-3604
Cell: 505-695-0361

ENTRY FEE:  $15 per project  





San Juan Regional Science Fair
Steven Stubbs, Director
Box 341
Farmington, NM  87499
Phone: 505-716-5132

website: www.sjrsef.org

NO TEAM PROJECTS - teams compete in regular categories

ENTRY FEE:  $15 per exhibitor

FAIR DATES:  March 10-11, 2017

No team projects category.  Teams will compete in regular categories

Northeastern Regional Science Fair
Elizabeth Ratzlaff
New Mexico Highlands University
ARMAS, Engineering bldg, Rm 106
Las Vegas, NM  87701
Phone:  505-454-3557      
Fax:  505-454-3559
Website: www.nmhu.edu/science_fair/index.aspx

ENTRY FEE:  $15 per exhibitor
FAIR DATE:  March 11, 2017

NM Highlands University

Southeastern Regional Science Fair
Ken Cradock, Director
Eastern New Mexico University
Station 18, JWLA 129,
Portales, NM  88130
Phone:  505-562-2309
Fax: 575-562-4091

ENTRY FEE: $12 per exhibitor

FAIR DATE: March 5, 2016

Eastern NM University


Southwestern Regional Science Fair
Elizabeth Howard & Mari Aguilar, Directors
Goddard Hall Room 102
New Mexico State University
P.O. Box 30001, MSC 3449
Las Cruces, NM  88003-8001
Phone:  575-646-5894
Fax:    575-646-9212
Website: scifair.nmsu.edu   

FAIR DATES:  March 3-4, 2017

NM State University Corbett Center Ballrooms

No team projects category.  Teams will compete in regular categories.

Future dates: 3/2-3/18, 3/1-2/19, 3/7-8/20



Central New Mexico Science & Engineering Research Challenge
Karen Kinsman, Director/Sr. Program Manager
Erin Garcia, Program specialist, main contact
STEM-H Center for Outreach, Research & Education

UNM Health Sciences Ctr Office for Diversity
MSC 09 5233-Health Science & Services Bldg, Ste 102
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM  87131-0001
Phone:  505-277-4916      
Fax:  505-277-5592
Website: stemed.unm.edu

ENTRY FEE: $25 per exhibitor 

FAIR DATES:   March 16-18, 2017

No team projects category.  Teams will compete in regular categories

The International Science and Engineering Fair (Regeneron ISEF), a program of Society for Science & the Public, and the world's largest international pre-college science competition, is coming to the Anaheim Convention Center!

The premier global science competition for students in grades 9–12 provides an annual forum for more than 1,500 high school students from 65 countries, regions, and territories to display their independent research. SSP is honored by Regeneron's commitment to this program .


Interested in being a general volunteer?

More than 500 volunteers across a spectrum of activities are needed. Volunteer opportunities are available during the week in a range of shifts. We encourage you to explore all of the volunteer opportunities and experience ISEF in your community. No scientific background required.


Interested in serving as an ISEF Judge?
For ISEF Judges are needed in 17 scientific disciplines across the sciences. Judges must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent (D.O., Ed.D., D.D.S., D.V.M., etc.) OR a minimum of six years related professional experience beyond receiving their B.A., B.S., or Master’s degree.


Contact us to learn more about volunteer opportunities at the Intel ISEF 2020 in Anaheim. Unfortunately, SSP is unable to provide financial compensation for travel or housing for volunteers.

Science Fair Info

(list provided by AWIC)