WELCOME STUDENTS!

You are the future generation of scientists and innovators in Arizona! The experience you will gain at AzSEF will be significant to your future education. Students will have the opportunity to be awarded with cash, scholarships, medals and trophies. The top awarded Seniors will also qualify to compete at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair! 

Student Registration will open on February 6, 2019

Student Schedule

Dates & Locations

Check-in & Judging: Phoenix Convention Center, West Building, Lower Level, Halls 1 & 2
Award Ceremony: To be Determined

SRC PROJECT APPROVAL INFORMATION, RULES, AND FORMS

Intel ISEF Summary of Rules Changes for 2018–2019
Intel ISEF Complete Rules and Guidelines
• ISEF Rules Wizard
Senior (grades 9–12) SRC Division Rules and Form 2019
Elementary (grades 5–6) and Junior (grades 728) SRC Division Rules and Form 2019
Intel ISEF 2019 Brochure

Please note: you must use the most current version of the AzSEF forms. Outdated forms will not be accepted.

Research that is approved through local SRC/IRBs or happening in formal research institution labs does not need to be submitted to AzSEF for approval. However, all approvals must be documented to ensure competition eligibility.



QUALIFICATIONS FOR PARTICIPATING

  • Only first place winning projects will advance to AzSEF. Students in grades 5–12 who have placed first at a school, homeschool, district, county or regional science fair are eligible to compete at AzSEF.
  • A maximum of 3 projects per division level will be accepted from each school fair in the Elementary and Junior Divisions.
  • A maximum of 12 projects per division level will be accepted from each district fair in the Elementary and Junior Divisions.
  • A maximum of 15 projects division level will be accepted from each regional fair in the Elementary and Junior Divisions.
  • There is no set capacity on the number of first place projects for the Senior Divisions.
  • In the event that a fair does not give place awards, it is the discretion of the fair director to send the project considered the best representative of the category selected.

CATEGORIES

In the event a fair does not give place awards, it is the discretion of that fair's director to send the project considered the best representative of a category

  • Senior Division
    • Arizona Science and Engineering Fair does not offer all categories that Intel ISEF offers. According to Intel ISEF Affiliated Fair Guidelines "Local, regional, state and country fairs may or may not choose to use these new categories, dependent on the needs of their area."
      If your project is selected to compete at Intel ISEF you may choose whichever category you feel your project best aligns.  Per Intel ISEF's website, "You don’t need to compete in the same category as in your regional or state competition. Furthermore, most regional and state competitions do not use subcategories."
  • Elementary and Junior Divisions

DEADLINES FOR FAIRS AND SRC SUBMISSIONS

All school, homeschool, district, county, and regional fairs must be completed by March 3, 2019 so projects can be registered with AzSEF. No project registrations will be accepted after March 14, 2019.

Projects requiring scientific review committee/IRB approval must be approved before research begins.

SCIENTIFIC AND INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW

WHY SRC/IRB?
The International Rules for Pre-college Science Research: Guidelines for Science and Engineering Fairs is published annually to support students doing independent research safely. They are the official rules of the Intel ISEF and students competing at an SSP- affiliated science fair.

The purpose of these rules is to: 

• Protect the rights and welfare of the student researcher
• Protect the rights and welfare of the human participant
• Ensure adherence to federal regulations
• Ensure use of safe laboratory practices
• Protect the environment
• Determine eligibility for competition in the Intel ISEF 2019



CONTACT

All documents should be fully completed, signed, scanned and sent as PDF documents to:
Attn: AzSEF SRC
azsef@azscience.org
Fax 602.716.2098

For questions regarding AzSEF, please contact azsef@azscience.org or call 602.716.2000.

Parking for a bus, click AzSEF Walking and Parking Map 2019.pdf