Alaska Science & Engineering Fair

The Alaska Science and Engineering Fair (ASEF) is an Intel ISEF-Affiliated science fair that is run by a nonprofit organization. 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.

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.


2015 statewide Alaska Science & Engineering Fair

News and Information

Upcoming Science Fair for Alaska K-12 Students: The 61st statewide Alaska Science & Engineering Fair will be held April 1-3, 2016 in Anchorage, Alaska.

Past Science Fair: "Engineer Your Trajectory" was the 60th statewide Alaska Science & Engineering Fair held March 21, 2015 in Anchorage, Alaska. Senior High grand prize winners will represent Alaska at the International Science and Engineering Fair in May:

1st Place: Alta Dean of Colony High School in Palmer with "Conclusions from a four year research study: Ocean Acidification in Prince William Sound, AK"

2nd Place: David Chen of West Valley High School in Fairbanks with "Genetic Mechanism Underlying Bacterial Drug Resistance"

3rd Place: Gary Hoppenworth of West Anchorage High School in Anchorage with "Determining the Relative Affinities of Alkaloids in Reed Canarygrass for Tannic Acid"

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