Welcome to the Region V Mississippi Science & Engineering Fair!

Mississippi State University’s Bagley College of Engineering proudly serves as the host of the Region V Mississippi Science and Engineering Fair. There are 7 MSEF Regions in Mississippi. Region V covers 15 counties including: Attala, Choctaw, Clarke, Clay, Kemper, Lauderdale, Leake, Lowndes, Neshoba, Newton, Noxubee, Oktibbeha, Scott, Webster, and Winston Counties. This includes all schools K-12 and home-school students.

The competition occurs on two levels: Upper Fair (grades 6-12) and Lower Fair (grades K-5). Only grades 7-12 are eligible to progress to the State Level competition. If you want to participate but your school does not host a science fair or you are a part of a home-school organization, please contact the Region V MSEF coordinator. You are welcome to enter.


Please check that emails from msefregionv@gmail.com are not going to your spam folder.

Important Dates

School Registration Paperwork for Upper and Lower Fairs

  • See Upper or Lower Fair Page for form
  • November 17, 2023

Upper Fair (grades 6-12)

Upper Fair Student Project Registration 

  • February 2, 2024 EXTENDED to February 9, 2024
  • Early registration recommended

Upper Fair Competition

  • March 1, 2024

State Level Competition (grades 7-12)

  • March 28, 2024
  • Hosted by Region V | website
  • Mississippi State University, Starkville

Lower Fair (grades K-5)

Lower Fair Student Project Registration

  • March 29, 2024

Lower Fair Competition

  • April 23, 2024

Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair

2024: Los Angeles, California | May 11-17 (ISEF policy states all attendees are required to have full covid-19 vaccination)
2025: TBD