How to Compete at Intel ISEF

An Outline of Requirements

How to Compete at Intel ISEF (International Science and Engineering Fair)

Outline of Requirements

  1. Be in grade 9-12 and under 20 years of age.
  2. Enter a local ISEF affiliated fair
  3. To Enter a Fair, you need to perform a RESEARCH PROJECT
    • You must complete this checklist prior to entering:
    • Included in this checklist is a RESEARCH PLAN (BEFORE you begin research) which includes:
      • Your rationale for doing the study
      • Research question, hypothesis or engineering goal
      • Procedures
      • Risk and Safety
      • Data Analysis
      • Bibliography
    • Your research plan must be APPROVED before you start your research:
    • After experimentation, submit an ABSTRACT summarizing your work (250-word maximum)
    • A project data book and research paper are not required by ISEF but strongly recommended for judging purposes.
    • All signed forms, certifications, and permits must be available for review by all regional, state, national and international affiliated fair SRCs in which the student(s) participate. This review must occur after experimentation and before competition.


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