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: Calhoun, Carroll, DeSoto, Grenada, Lafayette, Marshall, Montgomery, 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
Teacher Workshop: September 13, 2023
Teacher Registrations Due: November 9, 2023
Upper Fair (grades 7-12)
Registration and Paperwork Due: February 8, 2024
Late Deadline: February 22, 2024
Judging and Awards: March 20, 2024
Lower Fair (grades 1-6)
Registration Due: February 22, 2024
Late Deadline: March 14, 2024
Judging and Awards: March 21, 2024