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Showcasing and Celebrating Nebraska Junior and Senior High School

Research & Engineering Competition


In order to participate in this fair, you must be a Nebraska student in grades 6-12. The participant(s) must attend a school in which highway 281 either passes through that county or is West of Highway 281 in Nebraska. Registration deadline is February 28, 2023 at 11:59 PM CST.



This Fair will be in-person

Registration opens: 01/01/2023

Registration closes: 02/28/2023

Fair: 9:00 AM 03/22/23

Rules & Guidelines 

Our fair follows the rules and guidelines for student research established by the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). More information can be found on their website linked below. 

About Our Fair

The Central Nebraska Science and Engineering Fair is a STEAM competition that showcases students from junior and senior high schools found in counties located along and west of Highway 281 in Nebraska. Geographically our territory is over 50,000 square miles. This fair has been held since 1975. This fair was previously hosted by the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis, Nebraska. This fair is now hosted by the Biology Department of the University of Nebraska Kearney and is judged primarily by professors of the University of Nebraska Kearney as well as academics and industry professionals across Nebraska.


Various cash awards and certificates will be given away recognizing outstanding research from our private and governmental partner organizations.

This science fair is an affiliate of the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). The top high school project from this fair will have the opportunity to attend the International Science and Engineering Fair.  


Thanks for submitting!

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