Arkansas State Science & Engineering Fair

Congratulation to the 2020 Arkansas State Science and Engineering Fair Winners!

We are looking forward to seeing you on the UCA campus for the 2021 State Fair next year!



Young Scientist Award of $50,000

Congratulations to Meghana Bollimpalli, Little Rock Central High School, AR
She won one of the top awards at the Intel ISEF 2018.

CHEM025 — Green Synthesis of Phosphorous, Nitrogen Co-Doped Carbon Materials from Renewable Resources for Supercapacitor Applications via Microwave Assisted Technique

2019  Arkansas State Science and Engineering Fair Winners!

Science Fair Students in Action!

Welcome to the 66th Annual Arkansas State Science and Engineering Fair! The State Science and Engineering Fair is held every spring at the University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR, and is affiliated with the Society for Science and the Public’s International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). The State Science and Engineering Fair is open to students in grades 9-12 who have finished in the top 4 places in their respective categories at one of Arkansas’ regional ISEF-affiliated science fairs.

State Science Fair Location and Time:

The State Science Fair competition will be held in the Farris Center, UCA, on April 3-4, 2020 (refer to the link on the right for a full schedule of events).  The awards ceremony will be held at Ida Waldron Auditorium, Old Main Hall, on Saturday, April 4, at 3:30 p.m. (Refer to the link on the right for a campus map).


Register online and mail hard copies of all registration materials and required ISEF forms to Dr. Bland at the address found on the online registration page by March 20, 2020. Official forms may be hand-delivered to the SRC meeting on March 28. Otherwise, all required forms must be mailed with the registration materials.

T-shirt Design Competition:

Don’t forget to send in your t-shirt design to by March 20. Your design could be the one on the 2020 science fair t-shirts!

“GroupMe” Communication:

Communication will be sent to participates through email and now GroupMe.  You’re invited to a new group ‘2020 Arkansas State Science Fair’ on GroupMe. Copy the link with your phone to join:

Special Awards:

Please follow this link for more information on special awards that you may qualify for: A registration link will be sent out a few days before the fair for special award sign up. (Link will be active by March 27, 2020)

Sponsors of the Arkansas State Science & Engineering Fair

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Starting a Science Fair

New Science Fair Grant Flier

2019  Arkansas State Science and Engineering Fair Winners!

2020 Science Fair Schedule

Science Fair Map ’20

Register for the 2020 Arkansas State Fair

Judging Policies and Procedures

Special Awards Entry (Will Open Weekend before Fair)

Lodging in Conway List 

Regional Science Fairs 2019

International Science Fair

AR State Science Fair Conflict of Interest Policy

501(c) Tax Return

Mileage Reimbursement Form

Contact Information:

Dr. Mark W. Bland, Director       Arkansas Science & Engineering Fair Department of Biology Lewis Science Center, 176D            University of Central Arkansas Conway, Arkansas 72035-0001 501-450-5967