AR State Science Fair



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Young Scientist Award of $50,000

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She won one of the top awards at the Intel ISEF 2018.

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2018 Southwestern Energy Arkansas State Science and Engineering Fair Winners!


Science Fair Students in Action!

Welcome to the 63rd Annual Southwestern Energy 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 March 029 – March 30, 2019 (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, March 30, at 3:30 p.m. (Refer to the link on the right for a campus map).


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 15. Official forms may be hand-delivered to the SRC meeting on March 23. 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 18. Your design could be the one on the 2018 science fair t-shirts!

“GroupMe” Communication:

Communication will be sent to participates through email and now GroupMe.  You’re invited to a new group ‘2019 Arkansas State Science Fair’ on GroupMe. Click on 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. The deadline to sign up will be March 26th at noon.

Sponsors of the Arkansas State Science & Engineering Fair

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Starting a Science Fair

New Science Fair Grant Flier

SWN invests $150,000 in Arkansas youth science fairs

2018 Science Fair Winners

2018 Science Fair Schedule

Science Fair Map ’18

Register Now for the 2018 Arkansas State Fair

VIDEO on “How to Register”

Judging Policies and Procedures

Special Awards Entry (Now Open!)

Lodging in Conway

List of 2018 Regional Science Fairs

2018 International Science Fair

AR State Science Fair Conflict of Interest Policy

501(c) Tax Return 

Mileage Reimbursement Form

Contact Information:
Dr. Mark Bland, Director
Southwestern Energy Arkansas Science & Engineering Fair
Department of Biology
Lewis Science Center, 176D
University of Central Arkansas
Conway, Arkansas 72035-0001