Thank You for an Awesome 2017 GSEF!

The 69th Georgia Science & Engineering Fair was a huge success, thanks to our many dedicated judges, award sponsors, and program volunteers – and, of course, our outstanding exhibitors! We extend a very special “Thank You” to Green Power EMC, Burns & McDonnell, and Georgia Public Broadcasting for their generous sponsorships of this year’s event.

Congratulations to every attendee for your hard work and outstanding research. Follow the links below to see lists of honors, special, and grand award recipients.
2017 Special & Grand Award Recipients
2017 Honors Ribbons Recipients



The 69th Georgia Science & Engineering Fair will take place at the Classic Center in downtown Athens, GA Thursday, March 30 through Saturday, April 1, 2017.

All students and sponsoring teachers who are interested in conducting scientific research and qualifying for your regional and statewide science and engineering fair should review and follow the Intel ISEF International Rules for Pre-College Science Research. Proper protocol and prior approvals will be required for all students to be eligible to compete at affiliated Regional fairs across the state and the Georgia Science & Engineering Fair.

Planning your research project? Make sure you have completed all of the Required Research Forms to be eligible for competition.

About GSEF

The Georgia Science & Engineering Fair (GSEF) is Georgia’s premier forum for students to showcase their original research, compete for awards, and interact with top-level professional scientists. The science fair system in Georgia serves not only to recognize students for their achievements, but also to prepare students to succeed and flourish in an increasingly complex and highly technical world by becoming problem solvers, critical thinkers, reflective learners, and more productive and influential members of their communities. GSEF is held annually in March/early April at the Classic Center in downtown Athens, Georgia.

Every year thousands of students compete in local science fairs across the state. The winners of these fairs are invited to compete in one of the GSEF-Affiliated Regional Fairs. In January and February, and the top projects from each regional fair are invited to attend and compete at GSEF. At GSEF, the exhibitors have the opportunity to share their research with some of the top scientists in Georgia and compete for awards and scholarships. A select number of projects will be chosen to advance to the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), which will take place in Los Angeles, CA in May 2017.

Mission Statement: The Georgia Science and Engineering Fair (GSEF) is dedicated to encouraging all Georgia's teachers and school districts to incorporate active science and engineering research into their classrooms in order to help students 1) develop a love for science, 2) learn to isolate important problems and to attack and solve these problems within the framework of organized, logical thought, careful research, and a detailed analysis of facts, and 3) showcase and celebrate their achievements.

Course Date:

Thursday, March 30, 2017 to Saturday, April 1, 2017


Classic Center
300 N Thomas Street, Athens, GA 30601
United States


$39 per student

Supporting Associations: 

The University of Georgia's Office of Academic Special Programs would like to thank Green Power EMC, Burns & McDonnell, and Georgia Public Broadcasting for their generous support and sponsorship of the 2017 Georgia Science & Engineering Fair.

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