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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


  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.

Schedule of Events

8 to 8:30 a.m.



8:30 a.m. to approx.11 a.m.



11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Lunch activities (below)
Displays open to public


1 to 2 p.m.

Award Ceremony



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​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

Rules, Upper Division Awards, and 2016 Results


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