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 10th, 2018 at Hillside High School in Durham.

Student registration opens: Dec 1, 2017
Student registration closes: January 26, 2018

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.

The NC Central Region Science Fair appreciates the generous donation from Social & Scientific Systems, Inc.