2016 ASEF Event

The 61st Alaska Science & Engineering Fair will be held April 1-3, 2016 in Anchorage, Alaska.

  • Online Registration for K-12 Alaska Students: All participants must register online (currently closed).
  • Registration Night: Friday, April 1, 2016. This is the night before the judging event. Anchorage, Alaska.
    • Registration Night is when you submit your paperwork, pay the entry fee (the fee is waived for online registrations received early!), go through the safety check, set up your project, and receive your Science Fair T-shirt. Senior High students must also turn in their paperwork for their final Scientific Review.
    • Arrive any time during the 5:00PM--7:30PM time range. Allow approximately an hour to register. Please do not arrive early. 5:00PM tends to be the busiest; try a little later for faster registration times.
    • Late registration is available on Saturday morning only for those students who meet the following criteria: 1. The teacher/chaperone has notified the Science Fair Director Contact Us of the late registration; 2. The student has done an electronic registration by noon on the Thursday before the science fair.
  • Main Judging Event: Saturday, April 2, 2016. Times vary depending on age group.
  • Awards Ceremony: Sunday, April 3, 2016. 1:00PM, duration approximately 2 hours.


Prepare for your project's safety check! When you set up your project at Registration, it must have a safety inspection. These pages extracted from the Safety Inspector Training slide show (1.3MB PDF) describe items that may not be on your project display.

You can use items such as glass tubing, vinegar, and plant soil during your research, but please don't bring such items to the science fair. Take pictures of them! Put the pictures on your display.

Do you need these "unsafe" items at the science fair? No! Do your project ahead of time. At the science fair, describe what you did. The judges care that you can express your understanding of your project; they do not need you to reproduce the work in front of them.

fishbowl onion flower

volcano battery lightbulb glass

Objects like these belong in a picture on your display board. Do not bring them to the science fair.

We thank our sponsors

  • BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc.

  • Anchorage School District

  • Chugach Gem and Mineral Society
  • ConocoPhillips, Alaska, Inc
  • Halliburton
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers

  • CRW Engineering Group, LLC
  • Elmendorf Officers and Spouses Club
  • HDR Alaska
  • IEEE
  • Midnight Sun Section A.I.H.A
  • Municipal Light & Power

  • Engineering Design & Consulting
  • PND Engineers
  • SLR International
  • VF Grace

  • AMC Engineers
  • Alaska Aviation Museum
  • Alaska Garden and Pet Center
  • Alaska Railroad
  • Blockbuster
  • Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Alaska - Odom Corporation
  • Great Harvest Bread
  • Pioneer Marketing and Management
  • Stellar Designs
  • Tastee Freez
  • TTT Environmental