Good luck at Regionals!
Students who are selected to advance to GSEF from a Regional Fair should follow all registration instructions given by your Regional Fair Director. Some Regional Fairs have elected to use an online GSEF registration option (rather than a paper registration form); if your Regional Fair Director instructs you to register for GSEF online, please do so WITHIN THREE DAYS of your Regional Fair. Students who do not register within three days of their fair may lose their spot to another competitor.
GSEF participants are responsible for arranging their own hotel accommodations. As a courtesy, the Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau has secured first-come, first-served block rates for the GSEF event at most downtown Athens hotels. Click here to book a GSEF hotel.
The 70th Georgia Science & Engineering Fair will take place at the Classic Center in downtown Athens, GA Thursday, March 22-24, 2018. Researchers in grades 6-12 may qualify 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 Intel ISEF Rules & Guidelines. 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 Required Forms Wizard tool to help determine what forms are required for the project.
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 Pittsburgh, PA in May 2018.
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.
$39 per student