Alaska Science & Engineering Fair

The Alaska Science and Engineering Fair (ASEF) is an Intel ISEF-Affiliated science fair that is run by a nonprofit. Grade K-12 students throughout Alaska are invited to enter a science, engineering, computer science, mathematics, or ocean science project in the fair. It is not necessary to win or even participate in a local school fair before entering the state-wide ASEF. Every K-12 student from Alaska is welcome!

There are many local and national prizes for all age groups at the fair. Senior High students, don't forget to do your paperwork first so that you can be eligible for the grand prizes. The senior high grand prize winners will have their expenses paid to attend the international ISEF competition in Los Angeles, CA, in May 2014.

Fair Within a Fair: Ocean Science Fair

The COSEE Ocean Science Fair is held within the Alaska Science & Engineering Fair. Ocean Sciences projects include diverse subjects regarding oceans, river drainages, and climate change, with special emphasis on the cultural aspects of the subject. You can enter your project in both fairs at the same time.


2013 Alaska Science & Engineering Fair held at East High School, Anchorage, Alaska


News and Information

Science Fair for Alaska K-12 Students: 60th Alaska Science & Engineering Fair - Date TBA, Anchorage, Alaska.

  • Everyone - Register online at least one week before the fair.
  • Click here for event details


2014 Fair: Over 380 projects from almost 70 schools throughout Alaksa were represented at the March 2014 fair in Anchorage. Senior High grand prize winners were Taylor Seitz with "Novel Lateral Flow Test Design to Detect the Presence of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning" and Alisa Aist with "Ichthyophonus vs Proteins: Should we be Eating These Fish?"

Gala Dinner and Silent Auction on March 18 was a great success. We now have funding for the fair expenses and travel for the grand prize winners to attend the international fair. Thanks go to the attendees who bid so generously and our fabulous event donors:

  • Alaska Aviation Museum
  • Alaska Botanical Gardens
  • Alaska Mining and Diving
  • Alaska Mint
  • Alaska Museum of Science and Nature
  • Alaska Railroad
  • Alaska Sea Life Center
  • Alaska Volcano Observatory
  • Alaska Wholesale Flower Market
  • All Fired Up
  • Allen and Petersen
  • Alyeska Resort
  • Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
  • Artina Cunning
  • Bell's Nursery and Gifts
  • CIRI Tourism - Kenai Fjords Tours
  • Center Bowl
  • Classic Toys
  • Clay Owen Studios
  • Construction Machinery
  • Flying Dutchman
  • Freedom of Movement
  • Gallo's Mexican Restaurant (Arctic Blvd.)
  • Gayla Bryn
  • Hilton Anchorage
  • Indian Valley Meats
  • Intuitions Day Spa
  • Jana Lage
  • John Oswald
  • Kaladi Brothers
  • Lucky Calliope
  • Major Marine Tours
  • Moose's Tooth/Bear's Tooth
  • NC Machinery
  • Nature's Jewels
  • Oil and Vinegar
  • Over the Rainbow
  • Puffin Fishing Charters
  • Quantum Spatial
  • Samantha McGee
  • Scared Scriptless
  • Sheraton Anchorage/Jade Steak and Seafood
  • Sleepy Dog Coffee Co.
  • Snow City Cafe
  • Steel Fab
  • Suite 100
  • Summit Spice and Tea
  • Tastee Freez
  • Tikigaq Corporation
  • Varina Zinno

We thank our sponsors

  • BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc.

  • Anchorage School District

  • Chugach Gem and Mineral Society
  • ConocoPhillips, Alaska, Inc
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers - Alaska Section
  • Teck

  • CRW Engineering Group, LLC
  • Doyon Emerald
  • HDR Alaska
  • IEEE
  • Schlumberger
  • QSA Global

  • Alaska Anvil
  • Midnight Sun Section A.I.H.A.
  • SLR International

  • AMC Engineers
  • Alaska Resource Education
  • BELL and Associates
  • Bureau of Land Management Alaska: Campbell Creek Science Center
  • Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Alaska - Odom Corporation
  • Coffman Engineers
  • Crowley
  • Dona Agosti
  • Durocher, Greg
  • Great Harvest Bread
  • Lynden International
  • MWH
  • Nalco Energy Services
  • PND Engineers, Inc.
  • Pioneer Marketing and Management
  • R&M Consultants, Inc.
  • SGS Environmental
  • Stellar Designs
  • Tastee Freez
  • Tesoro Alaska Company
  • Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation UMIAQ
  • USKH