May 5 & 6, 2017 @ MIT

Teachers - join the MSSEF Leadership Group!

Want to help shape policy for the statewide Massachusetts high school science fairs? You are invited to be our guest at the next meeting of the MA High School Committee (which meets four times each year) and explore options for becoming a member.  For more information please email info@scifair.com

How to Qualify to Enter (link)

Why Enter?

  • Fun to Participate - Experience the "real world" discovery process
  • $500,000 in scholarships and prizes awarded each year
  • A strong element for your college application or resume
  • Recognition for the most talented 400 high school students and the "best of the best" projects in scientific research and engineering design in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair is an experience that lasts a lifetime. Through a science fair program at your school, you can follow your natural curiosity about the world and explore "real world" science and engineering problems that really interest you! Want to make a difference in the world? You can! Students work individually or in teams to investigate everything from discovering what’s in that thirst-quenching sports drink to green energy solutions to cancer research.

You can compete for the "Fish & Richardson Patent Award" that provides for legal expenses to patent your design. Past winners have invented ingenious ways to help improve the quality of life and condition of the planet.

The Science Fair process also builds essential skills for success in 21st-century careers, such as critical and creative thinking, communication, teamwork and ethical decision-making.

We encourage students from every school in Massachusetts to participate.