Heath Science Fair - MA State Science + Engineering Fair
Are you a middle school student interested in participating in the Massachusetts Science & Engineering Fair (MSEF)?
2023 Region V Middle School Science + Engineering Fair
Region: Southeastern Region V (includes Brookline)
Fair date: Saturday, March 18, 2023
Location: Regis College in Weston, MA
Registration deadline: Friday, February 17, 2023
Registration website: https://msreg5.zfairs.com/
Students in 6th-8th grade are eligible. You should be sure that your research project is in compliance with the MSEF project requirements early on in your process. See the MSEF Middle School manual for more details, but in brief the project requirements are:
Projects should only include research done in the current school year to be eligible for participation.
Individual projects must be entirely the work of the individual student and team projects (up to 3) must be entirely the work of the team.
Required forms must be submitted to the Regional Scientific Review Committee for approval BEFORE starting experimentation.
Students are required to keep a bound or digital notebook with original and dated entries to record each step taking in the development of the project.
Students must have a final lab report, complete with works cited. This should include all the steps of the scientific method or the engineering design process.
Students must have a visual display prepared for presentation at the Fair. Consult the manual for restrictions on materials for the Fair presentation and venue.
Pre-Approvals and Forms
To participate in the state fair, please note that the state fair has rules that include getting pre-approval BEFORE starting experimentation in certain categories of research, and completing a number of forms, including a research plan that is required for ALL projects. The MA state fair follows the International Rules for Pre-college Science Research: Guidelines for Science and Engineering published by the Society for Science & the Public, including the ISEF forms, which are available in summary form and as a list so you can download the forms that are appropriate for your project.
Make sure to check out all the resources that the state fair website makes available online while planning your project.