Welcome to the Science and Engineering Fair of Northern Kentucky!

About Our Fair

SEFNK 2020 & Science Around Cincy!

Our Mission
The SEFNK mission is to promote and contribute to the educational and scientific development of students in its 30 county drawing area of northern and northeastern Kentucky. Throughout the year, SEFNK encourages and assists schools and their students in their science study and research programs in order to stress the understanding of fundamental principles of the STEM disciplines.

Our Vision
Through partnerships with educational institutions, businesses and communities we will use the all-inclusive educational nature of science fair projects to strengthen STEM education in Kentucky. We will utilize our resources to work toward implementation of county science fairs in each of our 30 counties to feed into our regional fair. Through this goal we will make SEFNK an annual showcase of the STEM talent and ability being prepared in the Northern Kentucky region and throughout the schools of the Commonwealth.

Ready to Get Down to Science?

Congratulations to our 2021 winners:

Animal Sciences
Behavioral & Social Sciences
Cellular & Molecular Biology
Computer Science
Energy & Transportation
Electrical & Mechanical Engineering
Materials & Bio-engineering
Environmental Management
Environmental Sciences
Mathematical Sciences
Medicine & Health Sciences
Physics & Astronomy
Plant Sciences

Elementary and Middle School level projects will not be accepted in the following areas: Microbiology; Human or Vertebrate projects that contain or make use of tissues, fluids, cells, etc; Projects pertaining to the use of recombination DNA. Attempts to move such projects from the Microbiology category to another will be disqualified from competition. Please contact us if there are any questions concerning a project's eligibility to register. Please note that projects are accepted on a first-come basis, thus if project numbers fill up in a specific grade or category, caps can be enforced to limit project numbers.

IRB and SRC review: Please also review and pay special attention to the rules regarding use of animal or human subjects, hazardous chemicals and devices. We plan to continue our strict adherence to ISEF paperwork requirements set for high school participants for the elementary and middle school levels as well.IRB and SRC project reviews must be performed prior to project research. Please refer to SEFNK and ISEF rules for more details. In the occasion that a senior participant wins the grand prize at the SEFNK Fair more than two consecutive years, while they can still advance to higher competitions, SEFNK reserves the right to award the prize of an all-expense paid trip to ISEF to the next consecutive winner/s.

Rules/Regulations: SEFNK follows the Intel ISEF Rules for All Projects, please visit their website for more information: https://student.societyforscience.org/rules-all-projects

Science Fair Contact Info:

Phone: (859) 572-1308 Email: doresd1@nku.edu Fax: (859) 572-6179

SEFNK Mailing Address: 129 Landrum Academic Center Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights, KY 41076

Become a sponsor or host a table today!


The Science & Engineering Fair of Northern Kentucky would like to thank the following companies and organizations for their tireless support.
With their commitment, students have an opportunity to share ideas, showcase cutting-edge projects,
and compete annually for awards and scholarships.


If you would like to become a sponsor of the Science & Engineering Fair of Northern Kentucky
please contact Mrs. Danielle Dores for more information.

For technical questions and support, please contact your event administrator