The 76th Georgia Science & Engineering Fair will be held April 11-13, 2024 at The Classic Center in downtown Athens, Georgia. 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 in Athens this spring.
Rules & Policies
For guidance on which school and regional level fair a student should attend, including what to do if the student’s school does not have its own school-level fair, see the Georgia Fair Participation Policy.
To be eligible for competition at a regional fair and GSEF, projects must follow the International Rules for Pre-College Science Research (“ISEF Rules & Guidelines”), including adherence to research approval protocol and completion of required forms.
It is the responsibility of the student and supporting adults to know the rules and evaluate the proposed project before experimentation begins. Most projects involving human participants, vertebrate animals, or potentially hazardous biological agents require approval prior to experimentation.
The following tools can help determine what forms and approvals are required for the project:
Students, parents, and teachers are also encouraged to review the following information. Failure to meet deadlines or follow instructions may result in disqualification.
- Project Categories
- Display & Safety Regulations (compliance required for GSEF exhibitors)
- Judging Criteria
- GSEF Abstract Form
The Georgia Science & Engineering Fair (GSEF) is Georgia’s premier forum for students to showcase their original research, compete for awards, and interact with elite scientists. Georgia’s science fair system serves to recognize students for their achievements and prepare them to flourish in an increasingly complex world by becoming problem solvers, critical thinkers, reflective learners, and influential members of their communities.
At GSEF, the exhibitors can share their research with some of the top scientists in Georgia and compete for awards and scholarships. A select number of projects are chosen to advance to the Regeneron International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Los Angeles, CA, May 11-17, 2024.
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. This allows students the opportunity to develop a love for STEM research, and learn to attack and solve these problems within the framework of organized, logical thought, careful research, and a detailed analysis of facts. This fair is a celebration and showcase of their achievements.
$39 per student