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The University of Tennessee
The Southern Appalachian Science and Engineering Fair (SASEF) is the premier science and engineering competition for students in middle and high school in our 23-county service area of East Tennessee. We have promoted teaching the scientific method in science, engineering and math since 1952.
The 2017 SASEF will be held March 27-30 at the University of Tennessee Knoxville's Thompson-Bowling Arena.
Projects typically take several months to complete. SRC/IRB approval is due by Dec 28, 2016 and the entry deadline is Feb 28, 2017.
There is a $10.00 entry fee per student.
Any public, private or homeschooled student in the SASEF Service Area may enter an exhibit in the SASEF.
Middle School (Grades 6-8): Junior Division:
For middle school students to qualify for the Junior Division competition, exhibits must have been evaluated at the school or county level and have placed in the top 10-20% of all exhibits. Please contact us for possible exceptions. If your middle school fair winners compete in a county-wide fair, it is essential that you follow up and encourage the county winners from your school to enter the SASEF.
High School (Grades 9-12): Senior Division:
Any high school student may enter an exhibit in the SASEF. Most high schools do not have school fairs, nor do they compete at the county fair. Therefore, the only requirement in that the student have a teacher, parent, or outside scientist serve as project mentor. In addition, all students participating in a Resarch Methods class in any high school is eligible to compete in SASEF.
ISEF (our top two Senior Division project and their teachers qualify for expense-paid trip to ISEF) in May.
One submission per student per year.