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2023 ISEF Finalists from CNSEF
 Nebraska Senior High School

Science, Agriculture & Engineering
Research Competition


In order to participate in this competition, 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, 2024 at 11:59 PM CST.


This competition is in-person

Location: Nebraska Union @ UNK

Room: Ponderosa Room (2nd floor)

Registration opens: 01/01/2024

Registration closes: 02/28/2024

Invitations to compete: 03/04/2024

Fair: 9:00 AM 03/27/2024

Rules & Guidelines 

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

About Our Fair

The Central Nebraska Science and Engineering Fair is a science, agriculture, and engineering competition that is open to 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 high school 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. The middle school fair is being hosted by Mid-Plains Community College in North Platte. 


Various cash prizes and certificates are awarded by judges to recognize outstanding research. Prizes and certificates come from private and governmental partner organizations.

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


Thanks for submitting!

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