2014 Important Dates for Middle Tennessee Science & Engineering Fair
MTSEF will be held Thursday, March 20 - Saturday, March 22, 2014
September 12. 2013, 4:30 p.m. - Information workshop for parents, teachers and students to be held at APSU. 2014_Workshop_Details.pdf
December 2, 2013 - IRB (human subject) project pre-approval deadline
January 10, 2014 - SRC (vertebrae subject) project pre-approval deadline
February 21, 2014 - MTSEF entry form deadline
April 7, 2014 - MTSEF Award Ceremony
2013 MTSEF Award Results 2013_Award_Ceremony_Program_FINAL.pdf
61st MTSEF Award Ceremony - Monday, April 15, 2013, 6:30 p.m., Morgan University Center Ballroom
Our 2013 grand prize winners were Adam Bowman and Jacob M. Smith. They were given an all expense paid trip by APSU to compete at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, AX during May 12 - 17.
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 also considered for awards in various scientific and engineering categories by MTSEF-selected judges, and 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