Junior Division: Thursday, March 3, 2016
Senior Division: Thursday, March 10, 2016
What is GEARSEF?
GEARSEF is a regional affiliate fair of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), the world's largest international pre-college science competition.
Who may participate?
The Greater East Alabama Regional Science & Engineering Fair (GEARSEF) is open to all students in grades 6-12 who have advanced from their local science fair (school, county, district, or community fair) and reside within the following Alabama counties: Autauga, Barbour, Bullock, Butler, Chambers, Coffee, Crenshaw, Dale, Elmore, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Montgomery, Pike, Russell, and Tallapoosa. Students can be enrolled in public or private schools in the region or affiliated with a home school cover school.
It is recommended that students present their projects at a school or county science fair and only advance to GEARSEF if they were in the top 25% of those participating in the fair. For students already participating in a school or county science fair, Auburn University's Regional Fair is the next step forward for those winning projects. If the school district or county you reside in does not have its own fair, Auburn's Regional Fair can serve as the first competition site for top student projects pending pre-approval from the GEARSEF Science Fair Director.
How much does it cost to participate?
The cost is $15.00/project entry.
How do I register my school? My project?
Registration is a two-step process that begins in the fall semester prior to the science fair. Local fairs (schools, school systems) register in the fall to let GEARSEF know they will be sending their winners to AU in the spring. Then, each project is registered.
Local fairs (schools or school systems) should register by Friday, December 11, 2015 to send their winners to compete in GEARSEF.
After the completion of their local fair, winners should be given a project registration form to submit by the deadline, February 12, 2016.
I still have questions, who should I contact?
First, download the FAQ page located on the left-hand side of this webpage. If your questions are still not addressed you may contact:
GEARSEF Fair Coordinator
Last Updated: 06/02/2016