Central Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair (CIRSEF)

Marian University is pleased to once again host the Central Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair!

Each year approximately 500 primary and secondary grade students gather to display their work and compete for advancement to higher level competition and other prizes.

  • Grades 1-5: Saturday, February 24, 2018; registration due date: Friday, February 9, 2018
  • Grades 6-12:  Saturday, February 24, 2018; registration due date: Friday, February 9, 2018

Registration

  1. When to register school: As soon as you know, inform the CIRSEF director via email that your school will host a science fair and what grades are entering/participating, and the dates. This lets us begin to plan. Then, start entering students into the SEFI system. See below for a file with helpful instructions!

    Registration link at Science Education Foundation of Indiana.org.

  2. Elementary (Grades 1-5): Regional will be hosted on Saturday, February 24, 2018. All registration must be completed by Friday, February 9, 2018.

  3. Junior (6-8) and Senior (9-12) Divisions: Regional will be hosted on Saturday, February 24, 2018. All registration must be completed by Friday, February 9, 2018.

    Registration Fees: The fee is $12 per student, not per project, and is due by the registration deadline. This fee is not refundable for students who withdraw from the fair after the deadline. When paying online, specify the school and student names in the shipping instructions.

Student Arrival Day Of

IMPORTANT: We will have three check in points for student arrivals.

  1. Students in grades 1-3 are to check in at the main entrance of Marian Hall indicated with a blue star on the attached map.
  2. Students in grades 4-5 are to enter Marian Hall at the east most entrance indicated with a purple star (this is the same entrance for the University Chapel).
  3. Students in grades 6-12 are to check in at the main entrance of the Norman Center indicated with a red star (Marian University’s newest building).

Schedule of Events

Elementary division (grades 1-3)

8:00 am

Setup

Marian Hall

9:00 am

Judging

Marian Hall

10:00 am

Exhibit floor open to public

Marian Hall

10:30 am

Project take-down 

Marian Hall

PLEASE NOTE: There will not be a formal awards ceremony for grades 1-3 but we will be placing awards at projects during the time slot that the projects are open to the public. With construction on campus this year, we do not have the space for the shear number of participants and their family members to congregate in one location.

Junior division (grades 4-8)

8:00 am

Setup (grades 4-5 in Marian Hall, grades 6-8 in the Norman Center)

Marian Hall/Norman Center

9:00 am

Judging

Marian Hall/Norman Center

10:30 am

Brunch/lunch; Exhibit floor open to public

 

12:00 pm

Award Ceremony (grades 4-8)

Library Auditorium

1:00 pm  Project take-down

Marian Hall/Norman Center 

 

Senior division (grades 9-12)

8:00 am

Setup 

Norman Center

9:00 am

Judging round 1

Norman Center

11:00 am

Judging round 2

Norman Center

12:00 pm

Brunch/lunch; Exhibit Floor Open for Public Viewing

 

1:00 pm

Award Ceremony

Norman Center
2:00 pm 

 Project take-down

 Norman Center

Important Information

Below, you will find a document going over the Display and Safety Guidelines for all projects. It is very important that students not only read this document but that they also abide by the guidelines set forth.

Display and Safety Guidelines for all Projects

The SEFI Display and Safety checklist is a document that MUST be filled out by students in grades 1 through 8 BEFORE the student arrives at CIRSEF. Our biggest offenders last year were: glass (mostly glass containers & lights bulbs), liquids (including water, vinegar, oil & "slime"), food (lots of eggs, human & even animal food), plants & flowers, and sharpssoil rocks. These items are NOT allowed to be part of the display. Be certain parents and students are aware of these items.

SEFI Display Safety Checklist 2018 Grades 1-8

Below, you will also find a photo release form. We ask that these forms are also filled out before a student arrives at the fair. This document provides permission to use a student’s image in any publications produced by Marian University.

CIRSEF Photo Release Form Children

With the ongoing construction on campus, we have been challenged with securing locations large enough to house students, and as such, you will notice that multiple buildings are going to be utilized the day of the fair. Please be certain to consult the attached map for additional information regarding parking areas and building locations.

Marian University Campus Map

Judges

​We always need qualified judges to assist at the fair. If you are interested in serving as a judge, please contact the Fair Director at the email address below.

Ms. Tanja Greene, MSBME
317.955.6667
tgreene@marian.edu

Rules, Upper Division Awards, and 2016 Results

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