Congratulations to all students who have qualified for the statewide Georgia Science & Engineering Fair by advancing from a GSEF-affiliated Regional Fair. GSEF will take place in-person at The Classic Center in downtown Athens, GA, March 31 - April 2, 2022

Please review the following materials as soon as possible upon qualifying for GSEF:

GSEF Registration Instructions
GSEF Virtual Exhibit Guidelines*

*All exhibitors must BOTH upload a virtual exhibit with registration AND bring a physical exhibit to the GSEF event, March 31 - April 2.

Note the following deadlines:

  1. THREE (3) CALENDAR DAYS following your Regional Fair: Deadline to submit your signed GSEF Participation Agreement(s), all required research forms, and GSEF registration fee (check/cash) to your Regional Fair Director. If paying with credit card, Pay Online Here
  2. FIVE (5) CALENDAR DAYS following your Regional Fair: Deadline to register your project. The Official GSEF Abstract Form and virtual exhibit must be uploaded with your online project registration.

Register Your Project Here



The 74th Georgia Science & Engineering Fair (GSEF) is scheduled to take place at the Classic Center in downtown Athens, GA, March 31 - April 2, 2022. Updates regarding any changes to GSEF’s schedule or format in response to developments of the COVID-19 pandemic will be posted on this webpage. Our top priority remains the health, safety and well-being of GSEF participants and volunteers.

Researchers in grades 6-12 may qualify for GSEF by advancing from a school level fair to one of the GSEF-Affiliated Regional Fairs across the state, where they may be selected to compete at GSEF.

All students and sponsoring teachers who are interested in conducting scientific research and qualifying for regional or statewide science and engineering fairs must follow the 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 GSEF.

BEFORE BEGINNING EXPERIMENTATION: It is the responsibility of the student and the Adult Sponsor to evaluate student research to determine if the project requires forms and/or approval prior to experimentation, especially projects that use human participants, vertebrate animals, or potentially hazardous biological agents. Students are encouraged to consult with the local SRC/IRB to ensure they have followed all rules and completed all required forms. Students and mentors are strongly encouraged to use the ISEF Rules Wizard tool to help determine what forms are required for the project.

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 Regeneron International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Atlanta, Georgia May 8-13, 2022.

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 31, 2022 to Saturday, April 2, 2022


The Classic Center
300 N Thomas St, Athens, GA 30601
United States


$39 per student