Pre-Collegiate Competitions

Georgia Science and Engineering Fair

The Georgia Science and 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 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 20 GSEF-affiliated regional fairs in January and February, and the top projects from each of the regional fairs 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 and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), which will take place in Pittsburgh, PA in May 2015.

For information about a Regional Science & Engineering Fair in your area, contact your school district’s science coordinator or your Regional Fair Director.

Before beginning any scientific research, students and teachers should study, understand, and follow all laws, regulations, and Intel ISEF rules that may apply to the project. Review the information on the Intel ISEF Forms page to determine which forms and permissions are required. All research must conform to scientific safety and ethics guidelines.

For more information about GSEF, review the documents listed on the right side of this page. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the GSEF office at 706-542-6473 or gsef [at] georgiacenter [dot] uga [dot] edu.

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 Information

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - Saturday, March 28, 2015
Classic Center
300 N Thomas Street, Athens, GA 30601
United States

$39 per student

Supporting Associations: 

Green Power EMC generously supports and sponsors the 2015 Georgia Science and Engineering Fair

We would like to thank Green Power EMC for their generous support and sponsorship of the 2015 Georgia Science & Engineering Fair.

GSEF is also grateful to all of our special award sponsors, judges, and community volunteers, without whom this event would not be possible. We are still accepting Special Award Sponsorships and Judge Applications, and we hope you will join our team! If you have questions about how you can help, contact us at gsef [at] georgiacenter [dot] uga [dot] edu.