Northeast Indiana
Regional Science and Engineering Fair 

Serving students in Allen, Whitley, Miami, Adams, Kosciusko, Huntington, Wells, and Wabash Counties

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Important Dates for 2023 fair

August 5, 2022
- Teacher Registration opens. Register at
- SRC Pre-Experimentation Review opens.
   (Senior Division only) For projects that involve human subjects and animals

January 13, 2023
- Deadline for SRC Pre-Experimentation Review.
   (Senior Division only) For projects that involve human subjects and animals

February 10, 2023
- Teacher Registration deadline
- Student project registration deadline
 Register only the students who are advancing to NEIRSEF
   (All Divisions) On the SEFI web site, include: address, phone, grade, date of birth, project title, and category.
   Check the box to indicate whether your display needs electricity. Gender and ethnicity is optional but requested.

   (Junior Division - 6th-8th) In addition to the items above, complete the research plan and abstract
   (Senior Division) Complete the research plan and abstract and the appropriate ISEF forms. Contact us for help.

February 17, 2023
- Deadline for payment of Fair project registration fees. See "For Teachers" for details.

TBD: (February 25 or March 4, 2023)
- Date of the 2023 Regional Fair (NEIRSEF)

April 2, 2023
- Hoosier Science and Engineering Fair, Indianapolis, IN

May 13-19, 2023
- Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), Dallas, TX


May 5, 2022

Congratulations to all of the student researchers who advanced and presented their work at the 2022 Hoosier Science and Engineering Fair! View the Award ceremonies for Senior and Junior Divisions by selecting these links.

April 6, 2022

Congratulations to all of the student researchers who presented their work at the 2022 NEIRSEF! Download the event program and a list of winners for each of the award by clicking the links or by viewing the Past Results tab on the left.

November 16, 2021

The "For Students" pages, accessible on the left side of this page, were updated with the latest information about the 2022 Fair. Please send any corrections or questions to

October 5, 2021

The date for the 2022 Regional fair has CHANGED. The new date will be Saturday, March 19, 2022. NEIRSEF will return to the Walb Student Union on the campus of Purdue University Fort Wayne as an in person event. Stay tuned for more information!

Past Announcements

March 21, 2021

Congratulations to all of the researchers presenting their work at the 2021 virtual Northeast Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair! The PowerPoint from the Award Ceremony may now be downloaded from the "Past Results" tab on the left hand side of the web site. Submitted Abstracts from the 2021 Fair may also be viewed.

Posters and videos may be viewed at for at least the next 30 days. Now that presentations are complete, the site will be opened to the public.

February 22, 2021

The regional fair will be held virtually on Saturday, March 20, 2021. I will be updating this website over the next couple days to include specifics for all involved. I have temporarily taken down out of date pages along the left side of this page. Please email Dr. Coppola with any questions you have. Contact him by email at

January 7, 2021

The regional fair will be held virtually on Saturday, March 20, 2021. Students in grades K-12 are invited to participate. This website will be updated over the next few days to include specifics for all involved. Two weeks prior to the fair, students will upload video presentations of their research, as well as a digital poster. On the date of the fair, students will meet virtually using Using an avatar, you can stand by your poster and present to judges via video. Press X on your keyboard to display your digital poster. Move to the television and press X to watch your video presentation. Or move to the stand beside your poster and press X to display your quad chart and other digitized documents. Familiarize yourself with by clicking the following URL:

Visit booth 21 to get a sense of what it will look like. Please note that you must use a Chrome, Firefox, or Safari browser.

If you would like to host your school science fair via, Dr. Coppola would be happy to help you get set up. Contact him by email at

December 10, 2020

For teachers and school fair facilitators, here is the link to the archived teacher's Zoom meeting:

September 14, 2020

The regional fair goes virtual for March 2021! Students will have the opportunity to upload a short video explaining their project AND to meet with judges in a soon-to-be-determined virtual fair space. Watch this space for more details!

March 7, 2020

Congratulations to our Regional fair winners! Download the full results here or go to the Past Results button to the left.

Several images have been posted on our Twitter site (@NEIRSEF). More will be posted to the Photos link on this page soon!

January 3, 2020

Fair registration is open! We are looking forward to hosting your student researchers on campus in two months. Please email the director at with any questions you have in regards to the Fair.

January 17 is the Pre-Experimentation Review deadline for high school projects ONLY. Middle school and elementary school projects (grades 4-8) are not subject to pre-review - see the Junior rules book for more information.

August 16, 2019

Register for the Teacher Workshop!!!

Saturday, October 5, 2019
Purdue University Fort Wayne
Science Building 185
9:00am to noon

Register for free at

July 22, 2019

Save the Date!!! Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 9am to noon we will have a Teacher workshop. Dr. Perkins Coppola will share several resources for student science and engineering projects, reveal how to set up a local IRB for social science projects, and help you cut through the red tape of paperwork for registration. PGPs available.

If you have high school students interested in doing research, please let Dr. Perkins Coppola know ASAP. A group is forming to analyze data from variable stars and discover exoplanets, and there is room for 2-3 students to join in the fun!

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