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. 2nd, 2019 at Hillside High School in Durham.

Student registration closed.

Student registration closes: January 19, 2019

Hillside High School in Durham, NC (3727 Fayetteville Rd, Durham, NC 27707) has hosted the competition for the past six years. Students throughout the central NC region compete in the Elementary, Junior (Middle School), and Senior divisions. The 2018 fair hosted 325 students presenting 268 tri-fold board projects.  Over 600 students, parents, teachers, judges and guests attended the event. The fair participants represented 55 schools from 9 central North Carolina 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 Intel ISEF (International Science and Engineering Fair) and has the distinct privilege of nominating one senior division project to compete annually in the International.  Region 3A students have competed successfully the last six years at ISEF.

Approximately 1,800 students from more than 75 countries were awarded the opportunity to present their research at Intel ISEF 2018 in Pittsburg where they competed for millions of dollars in prize money and awards.  

In 2018 the NC Region 3A’s  winning project was the work of Jordan High School student Lorenzo Shaikewitz from Durham.  The high school junior’s project was entitled, “Controlled Landing:  Manipulating Parachutes of Different Shapes to Determine Landing Sites.”  

As the Intel ISEF winner in 2018, Lorenzo attended the weeklong
competition in Pittsburg. In 2019 Intel ISEF will be hosted in Phoenix,

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All first place winners in the Junior Division at the NC Region 3A fair will
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