Greater East Alabama Regional Science and Engineering Fair (GEARSEF)

COSAM Office of Outreach





GEARSEF is a regional affiliate fair of the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (Regeneron ISEF), the world’s largest international pre-college science competition.  ISEF, the premiere science competition in the world, annually provides a forum for millions of students from over 50 countries, regions, and territories to showcase their independent research.  GEARSEF hosts middle and high school students from 19 counties in Central and Southeast Alabama. The top students in each category and division earn the chance to compete at the Alabama State Science and Engineering Fair. Several exceptional high school students from GEARSEF advance to the Regeneron ISEF in May and will compete against the top 1500 students in the world for nearly $4 million in prizes and scholarships.


GEARSEF will be held on February 24, 2023

at Auburn University of Montgomery (AUM)*

*this event may be changed to a virtual competition due to COVID regulations


Be sure to bookmark the NEW GEARSEF website at to have access to the most up to date information for this event!

All School and District Fair winners must be selected and finalized in Scienteer as well as the final version of virtual display boards and student videos by Friday, February 10, 2023.  


Please direct all GEARSEF event-related questions to Assistant GEARSEF Director, Matt Grilliot,