The annual Southern Utah Science and Engineering Fair is open to science projects from students in grades 5-12. Projects can be performed by a single student or a team of up to three students. Projects with teams of students will be judged versus those of other team projects.
This year's event: Friday, March 21, 2014.
Application deadline: February 7, 2014.
Application fee: $15.00 per student. Please make checks payable to SUU and mail to:
Department of Biology
Southern Utah University
351 W. University Blvd.
Cedar City, UT 84720
January 10, 2014 Registration forms are now available! Registration should be completed by February 7, 2014. Registration forms received between February 8th and February 21st will require higher registration fees of $25 per student. Registration forms received after February 21st will not be accepted. Remember, all registration will be completed online. Senior Fair registration can be found here. Junior Fair registration can be found here. ALL Senior Fair participants need to fill out official ISEF forms. These forms can be found here. You may either mail the forms to me at the address above, or submit them as a PDF via the web registration form. Please remember, registration will not be complete without full payment ($15 per student by February 7th/ $25 per student between February 8th and 21st), again mailed to the address above. Parents/Guardians must also fill out a short web certification to complete their child's registration. Parental certification form can be found here. Please let Betsy Bancroft know if you have any questions (susef at suu.edu). We can't wait to see you at the Fair!
Super important information! Funding available for science fair projects! The new Utah STEM Action Center has a competitive award to provide funding for projects. You can find the application here. The application is due in 10 days.
November 5, 2013 Information about pre-approval: If you have submitted your forms and not heard back from our SRC Chair Dan Eves within one week, you can assume you are pre-approved. If Dan finds a problem, he will email the student directly. Remember, IRB or IACUC approval is required in addition to the SUSEF pre-approval. Please let us know if you have questions.
October 28, 2013 Several requests have been made for access to paper forms for local fair use. These forms cannot be used to register for the Southern Utah Science and Engineering Fair, as all registration will be online for the 2014 Fair. However, if you would like to use these forms for your local fair they may be found here.
October 16, 2013 Teachers, please register your email address with us. We are transitioning to email (not snail mail) communication at the end of 2013, so if you would like to receive information about the SUSEF, please follow this link and register. We will not share your email with any other entity.
May 29, 2013 Intel ISEF in Phoenix, Arizona was a blast. See pictures here or follow the "Pics" link at the top of the page. Congratulations Taylor, Taylor, Logan, and Samantha!
May 29, 2013 Important new SRC Information from Chair Dan Eves:
Dear Teachers, I hope that you are all well as the school year comes to a close. I was fortunate enough to be able to go the the Intel ISEF this past week and had a few of the rules for our Senior Fair clarified for me. I feel that in order to streamline the process for next years fair I would endeavor to explain these clarifications. The first clarification deals with approval for projects using vertebrate animal and potentially hazardous biological agents. The rules for 2014 now state that "Most proposed research projects involving vertebrate animals and/or potentially hazardous biological agents (PHBA) must be reviewed and approved BEFORE experimentation." This is listed in the section of the rules dealing with the affiliated fair SRC. This means that if you have students using either vertebrate animals or PHBA you will need to send a copy of the experimental procedures to me so that we can give you pre-approval. I am happy to field any questions that you might have and will try and be available to answer questions between now and the Science Fair next March. Please feel free to direct any questions to email@example.com. Secondly, dealing with potentially hazardous biological agents. It becomes important that your students be able to classify what level of biological agent they will be using in their projects. The Intel ISEF has many resources to help you determine the which type of PHBA you are using at http://www.societyforscience.org/page.aspx?pid=319. If you have any questions dealing with PHBAs let me know. Third and final projects using human subjects will need pre-approval by a local institutional review board (IRB) composed of at least three individuals: an administrator,an instructor and one other person with knowledge in the area under review. Human projects will not need SRC approval provided there are no PHBAs or other vertebrate animals involved in the project. Thank you for all that you do and I look forward to hearing from you. Daniel J. Eves, Ph.D (435)-586-7910
April 22, 2013 The Southern Utah Science and Engineering Fair Newsletter can be found here. For a hard copy, please contact Kris Bronsema at firstname.lastname@example.org or 435-865-8302.
April 5, 2013 Please check out photos of the highlights of SUSEF 2013! See them here or follow the "Pics" link at the top of the page.
March 28, 2013 The 2013 fair was a huge success thanks to all of our participants and their teachers. 392 projects were on display, showcasing some of the best work SUSEF has ever seen. Winners lists are now updated for 2013. Please check back soon for photos of the fair. Intel ISEF is May 12-17, in Phoenix, Arizona. Congratulations to Taylor B., Logan, Taylor H., Samantha, and Sadie, our 2013 ISEF winners.
January 31, 2013 The Utah SAMPE Science Fair Challenge is a new special award this year. If your project involves materials science or process engineering, register your project here. We are looking forward to seeing everyone's entry forms in a couple of weeks!
September 28, 2012 The 2013 SUSEF Handbook and Entry Forms are now available on the web. Hard copies will be sent out the first week in October. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, or have any questions about the fair, please contact Kris Bronsema at email@example.com or 435-865-8302.