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

The North Carolina Region 3A Science and Engineering Fair (NCSEF) will be held Feb 11th, 2017 at Hillside High School in Durham.

Student registration opens: November 29, 2016
Student registration closes:  Friday, January 27, 2017

The following is a tentative schedule for the Science Fair day.


Hillside High School in Durham, NC ( 3727 Fayetteville Rd, Durham, NC 27707) has hosted the competition for the past three years. Students throughout the central NC region compete in the Elementary, Junior (Middle School), and Senior categories. The 2016 fair hosted over 230 tri-fold board projects, and over 500 students, parents, teachers, judges and guests attended the event.

Students in grades 3-12 who are judged winners at the Region 3A fair become eligible to participate in the statewide fair. In addition, the NC Region 3A fair is affiliated with the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) 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 four years at ISEF.

In 2016 ISEF, a total of 1,760 student Finalists from 77 countries participated in the science competition. NC Region 3A Fair students did a outstanding job winning ISEF grand awards and a special award:

ISEF Third Award of $1,000
Sophia Jia Luo, William G. Enloe High School, Raleigh, North Carolina

ISEF Fourth Award of $500
Madeline Alice Musaus, Ravenscroft School, Raleigh, North Carolina

American Statistical Association Certificate of Honorable Mention
Emily Jamie Wang
William G. Enloe High School, Raleigh, North Carolina

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