Arkansas State Science & Engineering Fair

We are looking forward to seeing you for our 2023 State Fair!
Please be sure to check out our new website:

Welcome to the 68th 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.

Location and Time:

The State Science Fair competition will be held onsite at UCA. We will adhere to the most current Covid Protocols for participant safety, details will be posted at a later date.

  • The onsite conference will be at UCA from March 31st – April 1st, 2023.
  • Judging and Student Presentations will be held on Friday with Awards Ceremony on Saturday.


Registration for the fair will open once regional fairs have been held. We will be updating this site with a link for registration shortly after the first regional is held.

T-shirt Design Competition:

We are hosting the drawing competition this year! We invite you to check out the new website (linked above) for details about the competition.

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.

Sponsors of the Arkansas State Science & Engineering Fair

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Starting a Science Fair

Watch the “2020 Awards Ceremony!”

Science Fair Map

Judging Policies and Procedures

Lodging in Conway List 

International Science Fair

AR State Science Fair Conflict of Interest Policy

501(c) Tax Return

Contact Information:

Kyle Hurley, Director

Arkansas Science & Engineering Fair Department of Biology

Lewis Science Center, room 180            University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas 72035-0001