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Southeast Regional Science Fair

Regional Science Fair Overview

The Nebraska Junior Academy of Sciences was founded to promote scientific interest in the youth of Nebraska. Annually, junior and senior high students may register their research projects for entry in their corresponding regional science fair. The Southeast Regional Science Fair has two rounds of competition. In the first round judges select the top 15 junior high and the top 10 senior high students to continue to the second round. In the second round judges will select the top five junior and the top five senior high students to advance to the state science fair competition.

In 2015, the Southeast Regional Science Fair will be organized by the UNL Center for Science, Mathematics and Computer Education (CSMCE). Science teachers interested in other opportunities organized by the CSMCE should visit our web site.

This year's event will take place on Saturday, March 28, 2015. In order for students to register for the 2015 Southeast Regional Science Fair they must complete and submit the following (registration information found in the upper right hand corner of this page): Application and Abstract Form, Parent/Guardian Information Form, and Registration Fee. Registration materials must be received by Monday, March 9, 2015.

State Science Fair Overview

Winners at the regional level present the results of their scientific research before a panel of judges at the annual state competition sponsored by the Academy. Winners of the state level competition receive the honor of being presented awards at the Academy's annual awards reception. Additionally, the top 10 senior high winners at the state level are eligible to travel to and attend the American Junior Academy of Sciences meeting, held in conjunction with the American Association of Academies of Sciences meeting held each year.


Open to Middle and High School students in the Southeast Region.

NJAS Southeast Region Counties include:

  • Butler
  • Cass
  • Clay
  • Fillmore
  • Gage
  • Hamilton
  • Jefferson
  • Johnson
  • Lancaster
  • Nemaha
  • Nuckolls
  • Otoe
  • Pawnee
  • Polk
  • Richardson
  • Saline
  • Saunders
  • Seward
  • Thayer
  • York
Rules and Information

See the Nebraska Junior Academy of Sciences website for a complete list of rules.

If research involves the use of vertebrate animals, human subjects, recombinant DNA, living tissues or pathogenic agents/controlled substances, be sure to include the appropriate forms found on the Nebraska Junior Academy of Sciences website.