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Tri-State Science and Engineering Fair

Judging Date: March 9, 2023
Judging Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Location: Carter Hall, USI University Center West
Awards Ceremony: March 13, 2023 at 6 p.m., Location TBD
Who Can Participate: Public, private, parochial, and homeschool K-12 students living within a 75-mile radius of the USI campus. 

The University of Southern Indiana's Tri-State Science and Engineering Fair provides opportunities for K-12th grade students to showcase their interest in scientific research, receive community recognition for their achievements, and potentially advance to next-level competition at the state-level (Hoosier Science and Engineering Fair). More information about the benefits of participating in the Tri-State Science and Engineering can be found here

Students may enter in one of the following categories:  

Animal Sciences Mathematics
Behaviors and Social Sciences Medicine and Health Sciences
Chemistry Microbiology and Molecular/Cellular Biology
Earth and Environmental Sciences Physics and Astronomy
Energy: Physical and Chemical Plant Sciences
Engineering Robotics, Computers, and Systems Software

Many prizes and cash awards will be presented to students at the conclusion of the fair!

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2022-23 ISEF Rules

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ISEF Forms - 2023

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Contact us by phone or e-mail with any questions about the TSEF. 

Allison Grabert, TSEF Director
Phone:  812-228-5019