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 Intel International Science & Engineering Fair, Los Angeles, CA
May 14-19, 2017

New Mexico Tech
City of Socorro
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New Mexico Science &

 Engineering Fair

April 6-7, 2018

NM Tech Campus

Socorro, NM

General Information

New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair is an affiliate of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) and is bound by the rules governing that organization.  The ISEF Rules for Pre-College Research: Guidelines for Science & Engineering Fairs are available online, or from your Regional Director.  The fair is also a member of the New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA).  Eligibility requirements established by the NMAA apply to all participants.  All participants must adhere to NMSEF Rules.

NMSEF is a non-profit program hosted by New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology (New Mexico Tech), an equal opportunity institution.  Financial support for the Fair comes from New Mexico Tech, The State of New Mexico, registration fees, and donations from a number of foundations, as well as corporate and individual donors.  The expenses for the trips to the International Science and Engineering Fair of the four state finalists and their sponsors are paid for by NM Science and Engineering Fair. 


To qualify for the New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair (NMSEF), you must compete in one of the six regional science fairs and be selected to represent that fair at NMSEF. There is no minimum age limit; however, students who will have reached their 21st birthday before next May 1 are not eligible to participate. 


The fair is separated into two divisions. The Junior Division includes students in grades 6-9.  The Senior Division includes students in grades 9-12.  Each division is further divided into categories.  Categories are taken from the Intel ISEF list of established categories and subcategories.  Regional fairs may or may not choose to use all of these categories, dependent on the needs of their areas.  Please check with your regional fair for the appropriate category listings. 

Information for Students AND THEIR SPONSORS Prior to Beginning a Science Fair Project

The following forms are required for ALL projects. After the Entry Form (including all pertinent forms) is completed, mail it, along with the necessary entry fee, to your Regional Fair Office before the entry form deadline.  Keep original signed copies of all forms.

Certain projects  require additional forms.  Please refer to the ISEF Rules Wizard to determine what forms and approvals are necessary.

Registration Deadline is five (5) business days

after your Regional Fair.


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