How To Enter
The Region IV Massachusetts State Science Fair is open to students in grades 9-12 in any public, private, parochial, or charter school in Northeastern Massachusetts (most of Middlesex and Essex counties). The Registration fee of $200 will allow up to 5 students to be submitted from each school (more may be submitted for an extra fee of $30 per student). Students must enter through their schools but the school does not have to have a science fair for students to participate.
Registration is a three (3) step process which includes completing the following ...
- School Registration Form
- Massachusetts State Science and Engineering Fair Forms
- Online Project Registration
|1. School Registration Form [download] Please mail payment no later than December 31st.
By completing the accompanying School
Registration Form and enclosing a check for $200, your school can register as
many as five students for the Region IV
Science Fair. In an effort to accommodate those schools
wanting to send more than five students, a nonrefundable fee of $30 is required
additional student up to a total of 15 students. Note: team projects may have
two or three students @ $30 each. For
schools requesting more than 15 total students, please contact Joe Tarello at email@example.com
to make arrangements. Schools wishing to
send more than 15 students will be assessed a $50.00 fee per student over the
15 student limit. The fee will cover the cost of lunch, participation
certificate, gift, display table and set-up.
If possible, please send the School Registration Form to us by January 1st. Registrations received after January 1 may
be assessed a $50 late fee. If any of the faculty at your school are
interested in judging at the Region IV
Science Fair, please have them register online at http://regionivscifair.org/judges. Judging will need to be available on Saturday
morning, March 18th, from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM (followed by lunch).
2. MSSEF State Forms:
All schools must now have a designated
safety review coordinator who is responsible for conducting an initial
safety review, checking all forms for accuracy & completeness, completing
the Region IV Cover sheet and submitting the forms to Region IV. Forms will not be accepted from students
directly, all forms must be submitted by the school safety review coordinator.
The Exhibitors must complete the “MSSEF” forms prior to beginning their Research
Project and any projects needing prior approval must be submitted no later than
January 15th. This is a basic
requirement mandated by the State Science Fair Committee and no registration
exceptions can be made. This year SRC
forms will be submitted online.
forms can be found and submitted at http://www.massscifair.com/sefos/
All entries MUST submit the following:
1.) Form 1A “Research Plan & Attachment” (either Individual or Team)
2.) Form 1B “Approval Form”
3.) Form 1 “Safety Checklist”.
4.) Forms 1C – 7 may also be required according to the type of project selected.
5.) Project Abstract
review the Consent Form Checklist to determine which 1C - 7 forms must be
completed. Please review the official
Mass Science Fair Manual at www.scifair.com
for additional rules and regulations and check back periodically for any
changes in procedures.
3. Online Project Registration [go to online registration] : must be submitted no later than March 1.
Project Registration Forms must be completed
online at by selecting Register above by
students with the assistance of their teachers.
A valid teacher email address is required for registration, which must
be completed by March 1. Copies of all MSSEF forms must also be presented at
the Region IV Fair if they have not been submitted online. For additional information please contact Chris Angelli at RegionIVSciFair@gmail.com.