Science Fair FlyerScience & Engineering Fair

MCSD District Level Fair will be held Jan. 25, 2021

U of U Science Fair finals will be held March 28, 2021

About the University of Utah Science & Engineering Fair (USEF)/International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF): The University of Utah Science & Engineering Fair is operated by the Center for Science and Mathematics Education (CSME) at the University of Utah.

This annual science competition for students in grades 5-12 stimulates student interest in science and technology while promoting skills in communication, decision making, alternative solution evaluation, and critical thinking. USEF is pleased to showcase the inquisitive natures and scientific discoveries of some of the best and brightest young minds from the dozens of schools in Utah. It also addresses several concerns across Utah and the nation:

  • Supporting and promoting employment skills in mathematics, science, and engineering;
  • Developing the critical need for more qualified teachers in these areas; and
  • ‘Raising the floor’—ensuring all citizens are equipped with math and science knowledge to contribute to society


ISEF Guidelines for Biosafety Level 1

ISEF Guidelines for Biosafety Level 2

Rules for Lab Required Studies (website link)

Forms & Resources:

Display Board Tips

Elementary Engineering Project Student Scaffolding

Elementary Rubric

Guidelines to Advance to District Fair & Beyond

Judging Rubric

Judging Salt Lake Charter Schools Guidelines

Planning and Carrying Out an Investigation

Portfolio Rubric

Science Fair form – Elementary & Junior Division (grades 5-8) 2020 competition

Science Fair form – Elementary & Junior Division (grades 5-8) Spanish
Feria de Ciencia e Ingeniería de la Universidad de Utah

Science Fair forms – Senior participants (grades 9-12)

Technology website page
Shows students and parents how to collect digital signatures and other time-saving tips.

Teacher training videos on USEF You YouTube Channel
There are 12 videos planned this year, so please subscribe to be notified when a new post is made.

University of Utah Science and Engineering Fair website

USEF Handout for Project Display Guidelines & Rubric

Flier & Poster for distribution below. Click twice in to expand size.

For more information about this event
or any of the information listed above,
contact MCSD science fair volunteer representative