Mississippi Science and Engineering Fair
The 2021 Science Fairs will be conducted virtually. Please see the Virtual Fair page for project submission details.
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, 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
Teachers Workshop: October 14, 2020
School Registrations Due: November 20, 2020
Upper Fair (grades 7-12)
Registration and Paperwork Due: January 20, 2021
Project Video Submissions Due: February 8, 2021
General Judging Period: February 23-26, 2021
Special Awards Judging: March 1-4, 2021
Awards Announcement: March 9, 2021*
*Students will be notified February 27, 2021 if advancing to State Fair.
Lower Fair (grades 1-6)
Registration and Paperwork Due: March 11, 2021
Project Video Submissions Due: April 1, 2021
Judging Period: April 13-16, 2021
Awards Announcement: April 20, 2021