Arizona Science and Engineering Fair


Upcoming events

August 15, 2015
9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Public Hall at CREATE at Arizona Science Center
Free Registration

AzSEF SRC Chair Dr. Timothy Martin and special guests will help decipher the Scientific Review process and timelines needed to help student researchers be safe and successful. This session is targeted for teachers/fair directors from school, homeschool, district, county, and regional science fairs throughout Arizona who want to ensure safety, best practices, and student researchers’ eligibility to compete at the State level or beyond. The session will cover the structure of the Scientific Review Committee, when approvals are needed, how approvals are obtained, and how to fill out appropriate forms. Example cases will be presented to help prepare for the upcoming 2016 Fair season.

Please bring your questions!
Pre-registration is required. Seating is limited.

Click here to register for this workshop!

Arizona Science and Engineering Fair 2015

April 7–9, 2015

This year’s Arizona Science and Engineering Fair had 896 qualified projects judged on April 8 with 1,124 students competing for various awards including educational scholarships, cash awards, summer internships, scientific field trips, and equipment grants.

Award Winners were presented their awards at the AzSEF Awards Ceremony on April 9 the Phoenix Convention Center, South Ballroom. If winners were unable to attend the ceremony, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 602.716.2000 to make arrangements.

Full Name List

AzSEF Awards

AzSEF 2015 Photos

Senior Division (12) students will be representing Arizona and competing at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) taking place May 10–15, 2015 in Pittsburgh, PA.

The Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF) is the state fair for Arizona. Managed by Arizona Science Center, AzSEF brings together first-place winners from school, homeschool, district, county and regional science fairs across Arizona to compete for thousands of dollars in prizes and scholarships. The Grand Award winners in the Senior Division from the state-level fair will be selected to compete at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) taking place May 10–15, 2015 in Pittsburgh, PA.

Goal / Mission Statement

The mission of the Arizona Science and Engineering Fair is to support and provide guidance to students and teachers throughout Arizona to ensure the continued availability and vitality of this statewide celebration of scientific inquiry for the citizens of Arizona.

Qualifications for Participating at AzSEF

• Only 1st place winning projects will advance to AzSEF. Students in grades 5–12 who have placed 1st at a school, homeschool, district, county or regional science fair are eligible to compete at AzSEF.
• A maximum number of 12 entries per grade level will be accepted from each school in the Elementary and Junior Divisions. To ensure the integrity of this rule, schools/fairs will be allowed to submit online one project per grade level for each category.There are 12 categories for elementary and junior divisions click here to view categories
**please note that we have updated the senior division categories to correspond with newly changed Intel ISEF categories for 2015
• In the event that a fair does not give place awards, it is the discretion of the fair director to send the project considered the best representative of the category selected.

Deadlines for Fairs and SRC Submissions

All school, district, county, and regional fairs must be completed before March 22, 2015 so projects can be registered with AzSEF. No Projects will be accepted after March 22, 2015.
Projects requiring scientific review committee / IRB approval must be approved before research begins.

Scientific Review Committee Rules and Guidelines

Why SRC?

The International Rules for Pre-college Science Research: Guidelines for Science and Engineering Fairs is published annually to support students doing independent research safely. They are the official rules of the Intel ISEF and students competing at an SSP- affiliated science fair.

The purpose of these rules is to:
• Protect the rights and welfare of the student researcher
• Protect the rights and welfare of the human participant
• Ensure adherence to federal regulations
• Ensure use of safe laboratory practices
• Protect the environment
• Determine eligibility for competition in the Intel ISEF 2015

SRC Project Approval Information

Senior Division
ISEF Rules Wizard
Overview of Forms
Elementary and Junior Divisions

Research that is approved through local SRC/IRBs or happening in formal research institution labs does not need to be submitted to AzSEF for approval. However, all approvals must be documented to ensure competition eligibility.
All documents should be fully completed, signed, scanned and sent as PDF documents to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or faxed to 602.716.2098 Attn: AzSEF SRC

AzSEF Project Categories

Senior Division
Elementary and Junior Divisions

Click HERE for Science Project Resources

Click HERE for ISEF Display and Safety Regulations

For questions regarding AzSEF, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 602.716.2000

Click here to view AzSEF 2014