N.C. Central Regional 3A Science & Engineering Fair 

and the District 3 Student Academy of Science


Fair Information:

Date of fair:                           February 10, 2018

Location:                               Hillside High School

                                              3727 Fayetteville Road

                                              Durham, NC 27707 

NC REGION 3A Science and Engineering Fair:

For more information about the venue and FAQ, please visit our website. For questions email NCRegion3a@gmail.com

Registration opens:              December 8, 2017

Registration closes:              February 3, 2018

Registration link:                 closed


NC REGION 3A Science and Engineering Fair  Registration Procedure:

  1. Schools, student participants, fair volunteers, and judges must register at our new site: https://ncsefreg3a.stemwizard.com
  2. If your school does not have a pre-qualifying fair, the student participant must have a teacher register and sponsor them. Only students that have been selected to move to the Regional Fair by their local school fair should register themselves.
    • If students are submitting their project as part of a team, only one team member should register them.
  3. Students must print and sign the “Participant Signature Page” and all ISEF Forms, and submit to complete final registration!  Forms and registration payment must be received by February 3, 2018.


Mandatory Materials

NC Central Regional 3A Science & Engineering Fair:  This fair is an Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) Affiliate.  This means that all participants are required to submit the proper ISEF forms. Please use the Science Fair Rules Wizard to determine the forms that are needed to submit. For more information about which forms to submit, please view The ISEF Rules and Guidelines.  This fair requires students to have tri-fold boards for elementary, middle and high school students. 

  1. Forms 1, 1A, 1B, Research Plan, and Abstract.
    • Depending on the nature of the student project, additional special forms may be required. 
    • Following the ISEF Science Fair Form Wizard will show the forms needed.
  2. Registration Fee: $30 per project



NC Region 3A Science and Technology Fair Grades 3-12

7:30 - 8:45 AM

Students check-in and proceed to set up projects


8:00 AM

Judges check-in


9:00-9:30 AM

Program Welcome


9:40-11:20 AM

Judges interview students

Classrooms and hallways

11:30 AM-12:15 PM

Program for Grades 3-8 students and parents


11:30 AM-12:15 PM

"Meet-a-scientist" event for Grades 9-12 students


12:15 PM

Lunch on your own


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

STEM Displays and Demos


1:30 PM

Public viewing of student projects

Classrooms and hallways

2:15 PM

Projects taken down and classrooms cleaned

Classrooms and hallways

2:30 PM

Science & Engineering Fair Awards ceremony






The District Level NCSAS Competition is scheduled on the same day as the NC Region 3A Science and Engineering Fair.  Students in grades 6-12 may participate in both events on the same day.  For more information and to register visit 


Registration for the District 3 NCSAS opens:    Jan. 13, 2018
Registration closes:                                           Jan. 27, 2018
Registration link (will go live on 1/13):               www.ncsas.org/competitions

NC Student Academy of Science - Region 3A Grades 6-12

7:30 -11:00 AM

Students check-in


10:30 AM

Judges check-in


11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Judges attend student presentations


1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Lunch on your own


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

STEM Displays and Demos


1:45-2:15 PM

Awards Ceremony


  • Write a paper on your own science experiment or engineering research project.
  • Give an oral presentation in front of the judges.
  • Compete at your District to advance to the State.
  • State Competition (TBA).
  • Earn Awards, Scholarships, and a chance to go to the AAAS/AJAS Annual Meeting.