2016 NC Central Regional Science & Engineering Fair (3A) and Academy of Science



NC Central Regional Science & Engineering Fair (3A)

and the Central Regional Academy Science



Fair Information:


Date:                             February 13, 2016

Location:                        Hillside High School

3727 Fayetteville Road

Durham, NC 27707


Additional Information:     Winners from the 3A Central Regional fair are qualified to compete at the NC Science and Engineering Fair on April 1-2, 2016 at Meredith College, Raleigh, N.C.



Registration Information for NC Central Region Student Academy of Science:


Registration Information for NC Central Regional Science and Engineering Fair



Deadline:                       January 22, 2016

Registration link:              http://www.ncsas.org/district-competition-registration-presenting-students

Registration forms*:          https://student.societyforscience.org/forms


*NC Central Regional Science & Engineering Fair is an Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) Affiliate.  This means that all participants are required to submit the proper ISEF forms.  For more information about which forms to submit, please view this document.


Registration Procedure:


1.    Schools, student participants, fair volunteers, and judges are to register at this site using the link on the left hand side of the webpage titled “Login/Register.”

2.    This link will send you to a menu for each type of login and registration.  Please note, an operable email is required for registration. The following steps are written for student registration. 

·      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.    Once registered in the system, students will be emailed their registration number to use to complete their online registration.

4.    After completing the online steps for registration, students must print out the “participant registration form”, obtain the required signatures for this and ISEF Forms, and mail the following items to complete registration!  Forms and registration payment must be received by January 22, 2016.

·      Mandatory ISEF FORMS:

-      1, 1A, 1B, Research Plan, and Abstract, although depending on the nature of the student project, additional special forms may be required. 

-      Please review this handbook for further information.

·      Participant registration form: which will be created upon registration.

·      Registration Fee: $20

·      Forms and payment can be mailed to the address below:

-      If mailing registration checks, please make payable to “Hillside High School.”

-      Checks and registration forms can be mailed to:

Central Region 3A Science & Engineering Fair Registration
c/o Hillside High School
3727 Fayetteville St
Durham, NC 27707

5.    Students will be notified via email after SRC approval to participate in the fair.


Student Categories:

·      Please review the following information about categories:

o   Elementary students: should all be registered under the Elementary Category

o   Middle and high school students:

-      Physics

-      Chemistry

-      Biological Sciences A: Animal Science, Microbiology, Medicine and Health Science

-      Biological Sciences B: Biochemistry, Plant Sciences, Cellular and Molecular Biology, and Behavioral Sciences

-      Earth and Environmental

-      Technology and Engineering