Southern Utah Science and Engineering Fair

Southern Utah Science and Engineering Fair

SUSEFThe annual Southern Utah Science and Engineering Fair is open to science projects from students in grades 5-12. Projects can be performed by a single student or a team of up to three students. Projects with teams of students will be judged versus those of other team projects.

This year's event: Friday, March 30, 2018

Application deadline: February 9, 2018

Application fee: $20.00 per student. Please make checks payable to SUU and mail to:

Dr. William Heyborne/SUSEF
Department of Biology

111 W. University Blvd.
Cedar City, UT 11111

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News Archive

September 21, 2017 Welcome back to another year of Scienc Fair! We are actively working to update both our website and registration site. Registration should go live in a few days. In the meantime, registration costs will remain the same for 2018, and there have been no major rule changes from the International Science & Engineering Fair. Please reach out if you have questions or concerns. You can reach us at [email protected]. We look forward to working with you all again this year!

October 11, 2016 The new science fair season is well underway. I've had conversations with some of our teachers and know that many students are already working on their projects. We have high expectations this year, as last year one of our ISEF finalists was a category winner at the international fair. The registration website is up and running. If your projects need Scientific Review Committee approval get those applications submitted soon. 

January 29, 2016 So registration is in full swing. Please note that in order to avoid the late fee, registrations are due by February 5th. This is to ensure that our Scientific Review Committee has ample time to review each of the project, in accordance with ISEF rules, and allow students time to make up any deficiencies. If you have any questions or concerns please email us at [email protected].

August 26, 2015 Welcome back to a new year of science fair! We hope you and your students are already beginning to think about great projects to engage in this year. We had a great 2015 season! Our ISEF finalists represented our region very well at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh. The International Fair in 2016 will be held May 8-16 in Phoenix, Arizona. In other news, we have contracted with a software company to use a new piece of software for handling all of our registration needs. Although the site is not yet up, please look for this in mid-September. In the meantime, if you have questions about science fair, please contact us at [email protected].

February 25, 2015 The date of SUSEF is quickly approaching. We hope our participants are finishing up any last minute details. An updated campus map (showing locations of all SUSEF events) and a schedule for the day are both accessible using the links above. Our Scientific Review Committee is quickly working through all of the applications to ensure adherence to rules. Any violations, as well as missing forms, payments, etc., will be communicated to the individual schools very soon. In the meantime, please don't hesitate to reach out ([email protected]) if we can answer any questions or deal with any concerns. We look forward to seeing you in just a few weeks!

September 30, 2014 We hope your new school year is off to a great start. We are beginning to plan for the 2015 SUSEF. We hope you and your students are as well. A letter will soon be sent to all teachers for whom we have an email address. If you have not yet registered your email, please do so using this form. Also, please remember (as described in the letter) that pre-approval is required for all Senior Fair projects involving non-human vertebrate animals (human projects still require IRB approval) or potentially hazardous biological agents. The form for submitting projects for pre-approval is now available.

March 10, 2014 The Fair is almost here! We are looking forward to seeing everyone on March 21st. The updated schedule is now available, as well as the maps to the event. In addition, all teachers should have received an email from SUSEF with advisor proofs and fair information. If you did not, it is likely that you did not register your email with us (or the email was sent to the person listed as the head teacher at your school for the Fair). Please register register your email. See you all soon!

January 10, 2014 Registration forms are now available! Registration should be completed by February 7, 2014. Registration forms received between February 8th and February 21st will require higher registration fees of $25 per student. Registration forms received after February 21st will not be accepted. Remember, all registration will be completed online. Senior Fair registration. Junior Fair registration. ALL Senior Fair participants need to fill out official ISEF forms. You may either mail the forms to me at the address above, or submit them as a PDF via the web registration form. Please remember, registration will not be complete without full payment ($15 per student by February 7th/ $25 per student between February 8th and 21st), again mailed to the address above. Parents/Guardians must also fill out a short web certification to complete their child's registration. Parental certification form. Please let Betsy Bancroft know if you have any questions (susef at We can't wait to see you at the Fair!