2015 Important Dates for Middle Tennessee Science & Engineering Fair
September 18, 2014 - Information Workshop for students, parents & teachers: Sundquist Science Complex, Austin Peay State University, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
March 19, 2015 - MTSEF Entrant Set-up and Judging: Morgan University Center Ballroom, Austin Peay State University
March 20, 2015 - Public viewing of MTSEF Entries: Morgan University Center Ballroom, Austin Peay State University
April 6, 2015 - MTSEF Award Ceremony: 6:30 p.m. Morgan University Center Ballroom, Austin Peay State University
Our 2014 grand prize winners were Michelle Lu of the School of Science and Health at Vanderbilt and Jacob M. Smith of Cascade High School in Wartrace. They were given an all expense paid trip by APSU to compete at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angelos, CA in May.
The Middle TN Science and Engineering Fair (MTSEF) is sponsored by Austin Peay State University and is affiliated with the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). The goal of MTSEF is to provide a forum for middle and high school students of the Middle TN region to exhibit their scientific and engineering project to the public. Projects are evaluated by MTSEF-selected judges who considered them for awards in various scientific and engineering categories as well as for special awards funded by local, national, and international sponsors. Up to two Grand Prizes may be awarded at each MTSEF, contingent on our yearly re-affiliation with the ISEF. These Grand Prize winners are sent to compete in the ISEF, which is typically held in May of each year. Expenses for Grand Prize Winners are paid by Austin Peay State University. While MTSEF allows students from grades 6-12 to participate, Grand Prize winners must be from grades 9-12. MTSEF and ISEF accept team projects.
As an affiliated fair of ISEF, we require that projects adhere to ISEF regulations. These regulations mandate that proper care must be taken to insure the safety of the student researcher, any human subjects, and the public, as well as proper treatment of vertebrate animals that are used in experimental studies. Students must work under the guidance of an adult sponsor (typically a teacher), and possibly other specialists depending on the nature of the student's project.
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Steve Hamilton, Ph.D.
Director, Middle Tennessee Science & Engineering Fair
Director, Center of Excellence for Field Biology