NC Central Regional Science and Engineering Fair (3A) and the Central Regional Student Academy of Science

The North Carolina Science and Engineering Fair (NCSEF) Central Region 3A Fair is held each February for 12 Central Regional Counties . Students must register for the Region 3a Science Fair using our Science Fair in a Box site.

Hillside High School in Durham, NC has hosted the competition for the past three years. Students throughout the region compete in the Elementary, Junior (Middle School), and Senior categories. The 2015 fair hosted 230 tri-fold board projects, and a total of 533 students, parents, teachers, judges and guests attended the event.

The NC Region 3A Fair affiliates with the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) and has the distinct privilege of sending one projects the International Fair each year.  Our students have competed successfully in 2013, 2014 and 2015 at ISEF.


Arjun Arora, a student at William G. Enloe High School in Raleigh, represented Region 3A at ISEF. His project, “High Content Analysis and Targeting Cancer-Specific Pathway in Three Dimensional Breast Cancer Tumor Spheroids,” was a prize winner at the 2015 ISEF competition in Pittsburg.

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