Who can judge at Region 1 & State SEF? 


Any individual that is willing to help judge projects is always appreciated. To ensure the highest 
scientific standards we do ask that all judges have the following qualifications:

  • K-6th Grade Projects - successfully (B or higher) completed one Junior/Senior HS level science class

  • 7th-8th Grade Projects - successfully (B or higher) completed one college level science class

  • 9th-12th Grade Projects (Regional and State) - successfully completed (B or higher)one graduate level science class

General Information

Important Dates

USM Upper Fair - Feb 15, 2019



USM Lower Fair - Apr 15, 2019


Judging Rubric 

As of September 2014, the Region 1 will use the Intel ISEF judging criteria. 

Detailed information can be found at the ISEF website


Here is a shortened judging rubric:

I. Research Question - 10pts

II. Design & Methodology - 15pts

III. Execution - 20pts

     a. For Science Projects: Data collection, analysis & interpretation

     b. For Engineering Projects: Construction & testing

IV. Creativity - 20pts

V. Presentation - 35pts

     a. Poster -10pts

     b. Interview - 25pts


Project Violations

All projects go through a Safety and Display check before the fair. If Judges think there is something displayed that should not be, please contact SEF Staff IMMEDIATELY. 



Passes and Instructions will emailed two days prior to the fair.


Sponsored By:



Howard Industries

USM Foundation

Fair Days @ USM


Upper: TBD

Lower: TBD


118 College Dr.

Box 5087

Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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