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, 2022
Upper Fair (grades 7-12)
Registration and Paperwork Due: January 26, 2023
Upper Fair Judging and Awards: March 8, 2023
Lower Fair (grades 1-6)
Registration and Paperwork Due: March 1, 2023
Lower Fair Judging and Awards: March 9, 2023