MCSD District Science Fair flyer 2020

Science & Engineering Fair

MCSD District Level Fair will be held Jan. 27, 2020

5:00 – 6:00 PM
Open to Public
6:00 PM
7:00 – 7:30 PM
Winners Announced

U of U Science Fair finals will be held March 10-12, 2020

About the University of Utah Science & Engineering Fair (USEF)/International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF): The University of Utah Science & Engineering Fair was operated by the Utah Science Center from January 2005 through June 2009 and The Leonardo from July through December 2009. The fair is now operated by the Center for Science and Mathematics Education (CSME) at the University of Utah.

The fair is an annual science competition for students in grades 5-12. Participation in science fair stimulates student’s interest in science and technology while simultaneously promoting the development of communication, decision making, evaluation of alternative solutions, 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 Canyons, Granite, Murray, North Sanpete, Park City, Salt Lake and Tooele School Districts as well as the Salt Lake Catholic Diocese. This collaboration is also in an effort to address these concerns within the state and in the nation:

  • the increasing need for employees with highly developed mathematics science and engineering knowledge and skills;
  • the critical need for more qualified teachers of mathematics and science. In particular, the need for highly qualified teacher-leaders who can raise the level of instruction throughout their districts; and
  • ‘raising the floor’—insuring that all people are mathematically and scientifically equipped to contribute effectively to 21st century society.

Murray School District Schools Science and Engineering Fair 2019-20
2019-20 science fair flyer

School Science Fairs will be held with winners going on to compete at the district-level MCSD Science and Engineering Fair. All schools in the district will have school fairs with the exception of Murray High, and those students will be invited to participate at the district-level fair. For more information, click on the flyer above.


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.

MCSD District Science Fair flyer 2020


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