School Information

School Registration

Deadline for Entries: November 10, 2022
Each school must submit an online School Registration form for the Region VII Upper and Lower Fairs no later than November 10, 2022. This information lets our office know of a school’s intent to participate in the science fairs and who to send updates and important information regarding the fairs.

Project Types

Students may submit projects as an individual or team.

Individual Projects (most common) are completed by a single student in or out of a research lab with no or limited help from an Adult Sponsor.

Team Projects are completed by no more than three members in or out of a research lab with no or limited help from an Adult Sponsor.


The science fair program judges students based on their class. Classes are organized as follows:

  • Class I – grades 1-3
  • Class II – grades 4-6
  • Class III – grades 7-8
  • Class IV – grades 9-10
  • Class V – grades 11-12


Projects must fall under the following categories at the regional and state fairs. For a complete list and full description of each category, visit the ISEF website.

  • Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Animal Sciences
  • Biomedical and Health Sciences
  • Microbiology
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Mathematics and Systems Software
  • Robotics and Intelligent Machines
  • Plant Sciences

International Science Fair Rules and Guidelines

MSEF Region VII is an affiliate of the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fairs (ISEF), organized by the Society for Science. All science and engineering projects are required to follow the ISEF Rules and Guidelines for the current year in addition to following any guidelines set forth by MS Science and Engineering Fairs.

How to Implement a Science Fair

Do you need assistance or information on how to implement a science fair in your school or develop a project at home? Please follow the link below for details that can help you as a teacher, parent, or student during the science fair process.

No local or school fair? Have interested students?

Some schools are unable or do not have the resources needed to host a local fair for their students. If a school has students interested in developing a project and participating in the science fair, we welcome students to participate on an independent basis.

Homeschooled students are welcomed to participate on an independent basis. Please email the Office of Pre-College Programs at for further details.

We want to provide all students the opportunity to participate in the science fair program if they are interested.


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