Alabama Science and Engineering Fair (ASEF)

STEM Outreach


Student, Parent and Teacher Information

ASEF is the official science fair for the State of Alabama. At this event, the winners of Alabama’s four Regional Fairs will compete in either the Senior Division (grades 9-12) or Junior Division (grades 6-8). The competition will occur on April 13, 2024. 

New for 2023-2024: STEM Wizard will replace Scienteer for Project Registration for Students and Teachers. Cost for ASEF will be $35 per participant.

Only students selected as winners from one of the four approved regional science fairs listed below are eligible to compete in the in-person competition and will be required to fill out additional ASEF-specific forms in STEM Wizard.

Regional Fairs:

MRSEF - Mobile Regional
March 1, 2024 at USA in Mobile
Regional Fair Director: David Allison 

CARSEF - Central Alabama Regional
March 2, 2024 at UAB in Birmingham
Regional Fair Director: Kevin Jarrett
NARSEF - North Alabama Regional
March 6, 2024 at UAH in Huntsville
Regional Fair Director: Laurie Campbell
GEARSEF - Greater East Alabama Regional
March 11, 2024 at AUM in Montgomery
Regional Fair Director: Matt Grilliot


All Regional Fairs are required to advance their winners to ASEF using the STEM Wizard System immediately after their fair. Project paperwork will be reviewed and approved by the SRC Team and Assistant ASEF Director, Dr. Jess Gilpin, Projects that do not receive approval prior to ASEF may not be eligible to compete or receive category and/or special awards.


ASEF Checklist and Procedures

Students, parents and teachers are encouraged to review all documents below to ensure they are aware of the deadlines, policies and procedures used during the competition. Failure to meet deadlines or criteria may result in the inability to participate or qualify for specific awards. More details will be available soon.

ISEF 2023-2024 International Rules

ASEF 2023-2024 Project Category Descriptions


Fall Training Materials

Fall Training Resource Folder

Please direct all ASEF event-related questions to Dr. Karen Dane,