The one-day event is sponsored by Tennessee Tech University and will be Saturday, March 22. The fair is affiliated with the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair organized annually by TTU’s Millard Oakley STEM Center.
The fair serves students in the fourth through 12th grades from 16 counties and is open to all students attending public, private, parochial or home schools in Bledsoe, Cannon, Clay, Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Scott, Smith, Van Buren, Warren and White counties. Individuals or teams are eligible to enter.
Participating students who have won awards or honorable mention in their schools' fairs are eligible to compete at the regional level.
All students have to do is apply their interest and knowledge of science, engineering and math to design, conduct and present a project for the regional fair. All exhibits must be pre-registered to compete.
Registration forms must be filled out and sent in via the online form to the fair director by March 19. Visit www.tntech.edu/scifair/ for the regional fair rules and guidelines, information for parents and teachers, registration forms that can be submitted online and pictures from previous regional fairs.
Teachers and sponsors may advise students and facilitate the projects, but all work must be done by the students. Students may be asked to explain their work in detail to a panel of judges.
For more information about the rules and regulations issued by the ISEF, visit https://student.societyforscience.org/intel-isef. The site includes information about the completion of various forms documenting parental approval and adequate supervision to ensure student safety.
The students' research exhibits will be open for public viewing between 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday, March 22. The awards ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. in the Oakley STEM Center auditorium.
For more information, contact Christina Hatley at (931) 372-6598 or visit www.tntech.edu/scifair.
The Oakley STEM Center is located at 155 W. 7th Street in Cookeville, at the corner of 7th and Stadium Drive on TTU's campus.