We want to help student projects be Science Fair Ready!

MSEF offers an ‘on-boarding’ program as well as year-round support for teachers to bring student-led STEM programs to their students. Opportunities focus on the nuts and bolts of running a science and engineering research program that will feed into fair structure. Our goal is to use the scientific inquiry model and engineering design process to create an iterative framework that supports student discovery and promotes identification as science learners. We provide mini-lessons and through dissemination of curated resources. Focus areas include:

  • Model entry event and phenomena-based activities to generate interest and project ideas
  • Creating a project design that incorporates feedback cycles
  • Collecting, analyzing and representing data
  • Managing a timeline and identifying performance tasks
  • Maximizing opportunities to use mentors and external experts
  • Tools to help with student recruitment

Explore the recommended structure and resources available of the Science Fair Ready Framework. Learn more here.


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Resources for Students

This page explores the handbooks, videos and podcasts that can support your Science Fair journey. Resources include materials created for you by other MSEF participants across the state. These materials are suitable for both Middle School and High School students to explore.

Mentors, Judges and Coaches: Interested in volunteering? Contact info@scifair.com to find out more.

  • Classroom mentor matches
  • BIPOC Coach Program
  • One-shot student support opportunities
  • Fair judging