Pre-Collegiate Competitions

Georgia Science and Engineering Fair

The three-day Georgia Science and Engineering Fair (GSEF) is the state's ultimate venue for exhibiting the science and engineering research of Georgia's middle- and high-school students. The public is welcome to view the exhibits on Saturday (only) from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Participation in the GSEF competition is by invitation only and follows a sequence of achievements. Every school in Georgia is encouraged to provide a local science fair at which students can exhibit their research projects. Meritorious projects from school fairs advance to one of the 21 Regional Fairs held throughout the state in January and February. A limited number of Regional Fair winners receive invitations to compete at the GSEF in Athens. From there, a select few will advance to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair – see video of 2013 Intel ISEF. 

For information about a Science and Engineering Fair in your area, please contact your school district’s science coordinator or your Regional Science Fair Director. The Office of Academic Special Programs can also provide information at 706-542-6473 or by gsef [at] georgiacenter [dot] uga [dot] edu (e-mail).    

Before starting their research, students and teachers should consult the Intel ISEF Document Library, especially the ISEF Rules Wizard, and the documents on the right side of this page to determine which forms and permissions they need to ensure that their research complies with safety and ethical guidelines.

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. 

Photos from GSEF 2013 are available at Georgia Snaps (select "Proofing" and "65th Georgia Science and Engineering Fair"). 

The official tee shirt of the 65th Georgia Science and Engineering Fair is still available for purchase online.

Course Information

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - Saturday, March 29, 2014
Classic Center
300 N Thomas Street, Athens, GA 30601
United States