The 2022 Science Fairs will be held in person.
The Office of Pre-College Programs at the University of Mississippi serves as the host of the Region VII Mississippi Science and Engineering Fair (MSEF). The Region VII Science Fairs services students in 1st-12th grades. Region VII covers the following counties: Benton, Calhoun, Coahoma, DeSoto, Grenada, Lafayette, Marshall, Panola, Quitman, Tallahatchie, Tate, Tunica, and Yalobusha.
We welcome projects from students across the region and enjoy seeing all of the hard work and dedication put into their projects. Through participating in MSEF, students gain invaluable skills and knowledge "doing science" in much the same way that scientists do science. Having an arena in which to present their research publicly to professional judges cultivates the curiosity, persistence, and problem-solving skills students will need to be the next generation of innovators and leaders in our region.
Important Dates and Deadlines
School Registrations Due: November 10, 2021
Upper Fair (grades 7-12)
Registration and Paperwork Due: January 20, 2022
Upper Fair Judging and Awards: March 23, 2022
Lower Fair (grades 1-6)
Registration and Paperwork Due: March 3, 2022
Lower Fair Judging and Awards: March 24, 2022
Effective August 5, 2021, the university will require face coverings in indoor public spaces on campus, regardless of vaccination status. This includes public office spaces, classrooms, conference rooms, and other academic spaces like laboratories and libraries. Additionally, masks will be required while traversing public spaces in residence halls, dining facilities, the Student Union, Campus Recreation, and retail spaces. Face coverings are not required when outdoors.
Competition participants, students, and employees should follow CDC guidelines for how to wear a mask so that masks can be as effective as possible.