The North Carolina Region 3A Science and Engineering Fair (NCSEF) will be held Feb 10th, 2018 at Hillside High School in Durham.
Student registration opens: Dec 1, 2017
Student registration closes: January 26, 2018
Hillside High School in Durham, NC ( 3727 Fayetteville Rd, Durham, NC 27707) has hosted the competition for the past five years. Students throughout the central NC region compete in the Elementary, Junior (Middle School), and Senior categories. The 2017 fair hosted over 230 tri-fold board projects, and over 500 students, parents, teachers, judges and guests attended the event. The fair participants represented 54 schools from 12 central region counties.
Students in grades 3-12 who are judged winners at the Region 3A fair become eligible to participate in the statewide science and engineering fair held in Raleigh. In addition, the NC Region 3A fair is affiliated with the Intel ISEF (International Science and Engineering Fair) and has the distinct privilege of awarding one senior project to compete in the International Fair each year. Region 3A students have competed successfully the last five years at ISEF.
Approximately 1,800 students from more than 75 countries were awarded the opportunity to present their research at Intel ISEF 2017 in Los Angeles where they competed for millions of dollars in prize money and awards. In 2017 NC Region 3A student won the Association for Computing Machinery Third Award of $300, the ASU Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives First Award of $2,500, and the ISEF Grand Award category, the Third Award of $1,000 in Systems Software
The NC Central Region Science Fair appreciates the generous donation from Social & Scientific Systems, Inc.