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May 8-13, 2016

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New Mexico Science & Engineering Fair

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The New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair (NMSEF) develops and administers the premier science and engineering competition for New Mexico students in grades six through twelve, with the intent to improve the quality of science education, increase student interest in science, and improve student performance in science education. This is accomplished by involving six regional science and engineering fairs across the State of New Mexico and over three thousand students in science fair programs, various student and teacher workshops, and in recognition for excellence in science. NMSEF is the culmination of a year of investigation by the students, followed by competing in local and regional science fairs. Over four hundred students (over 300 projects) will be invited to compete in the NMSEF from the six regional science and engineering fairs.

Students are recognized for their excellence in project development, investigation, and analysis and discussion of results. The science fair experience lends to learning much more than current science and engineering. Students learn and practice problem solving skills, development and consideration of alternatives, and consequences of action. These are life skills that the students will utilize for many years to come.

There are several ways in which an individual or a group can demonstrate support of and appreciation for excellence in science exhibited by New Mexico's young scientists.

Special Awards

In addition to the category awards presented, student competitors are eligible to receive a large number of awards each year provided by Special Award Donors. These donors come from a variety of agencies, organizations, branches of the armed forces, colleges, and university. Awards may include scholarships, savings bonds, merchandise, plaques, and certificates.  If you, or your company would like to become a Special Awards Donor, please fill out and return the Special Award Donor Form 2018.  

Serving as a Judge

Professional scientists, mathematicians and engineers are invited to serve as judges during the competition. This is an exciting opportunity to share Syour expertise and encourage young researchers to pursue scientific and engineering endeavors.

If you would like to judge at the New Mexico Science, you can register here:  Judge Registration.

For detailed information regarding the State Science Fair for judges, follow the link to Info for Judges.

For more information on how you can support New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair, contact sciencefair@nmt.edu