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The Kansas Science Fair is a great opportunity for young people to advance to higher levels in leadership and problem solving - but there are careful steps to take to get there! Learn a little bit more about how the science fair works, and we’ll help you every step of the way.

Across the state, local science fairs will be completed, usually before February, prior to the dates set forth by the regional fair in their area. The regional fairs must be completed by the first weekend in March. The Kansas State Science and Engineering Fair is an ongoing annual project, occurring on March 29. 2019, in its twelfth year. 2007 KSSEF was formed and 2008 marked the first Kansas State Science and Engineering Fair ever. We propose to make this yearly event meritorious and desirous. Teachers and students across the state will be inspired to work toward an increased standard of excellence in science, math, engineering, and technology. Participation in science fairs provides means and motive for educational goals set forth by the State of Kansas and the National Board for Science Education Standards.

The science fair will be judged and winners in each division will be chosen. The top three teams in Division III, Division II and in Division I will receive money. The top 10 percent of Division II will be awarded the Broadcom Master’s Award, which entitles them to compete in the National Middle School contest. The first and second place winner in Division I will receive money and funding for the student to attend the International Science and Engineering Fair that is held in May, in different locations around the United States each year.

The KSSEF will adhere to the rules and requirements set forth by the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). ISEF 2019 will be held in May in Phoenix, AZ.

The entry form on the KSSEF website must be filled out, in full, by each person competing at KSSEF. In projects completed by a team, each member is responsible for their own paper work. Entry forms must be received by KSSEF no later than Monday, March 11, 2019.