Welcome to the 2022 Region V Mississippi Science & Engineering Fair!

This year we are hosting a Virtual Fair and a Face-to-Face 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 16 counties including: Attala, Carroll, Choctaw, Clay, Kemper, Lauderdale, Leake, Lowndes, Montgomery, 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.


Congratulations to MSEF Region V veteran, Michael Lu, for his accomplishment as a top 300 Regeneron Science Talent Search 2021 Scholar! The Regeneron Science Talent Search is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors.


Congratulations to the Mississippi 2021 Broadcom MASTERS entrants. These students placed in the top 10% of their fairs and will compete to be named the top 300 MASTERS on September 1st and then the top 30 MASTERS on September 14th.

Maggie Carr, Starkville Christian

Rowan Cheatham, West Lauderdale MS

Janiyah Deloach, Columbus MS

Armand Fondren III, Homeschool

Ananya Mantri, Northeast Lauderdale MS

Madison Minor, Columbus MS

Aedynn Pearson, Homeschool

Gabbie Porter, Sacred Heart School

Anya Rai, Partnership MS

Trevyn Shields, Homeschool

Wendy Stewart, Homeschool

Sophia Thomas, Homeschool

Congratulations to the Mississippi 2021 Broadcom MASTERS Top 300 students from MS. 

MAGGIE MARIE CARR (GRADE 8), Are Essential Oils Actually Antifungal?

TREVYN K. SHIELDS (GRADE 7), RFID Transmission: In a World of Tracking, Is Your Data Secure?

Important Dates For 2021-2022

School Registration Paperwork for Upper and Lower Fairs

  • See Upper or Lower Fair Page for form
  • November 19, 2021

Upper Fair (grades 6-12)

Upper Fair Student Project Registration 

  • Early registration recommended
  • Due January 14, 2022

Upper Fair Virtual  Competition

  • February 14 - 28, 2022
  • Winners announced by March 4, 2022.
  • To be eligible for International Science and Engineering Fair, students MUST compete face-to-face.

Upper Fair Face-to-Face Competition

  • February 22, 2022
  • To be eligible for International Science and Engineering Fair, students MUST compete face-to-face.
  • If canceled all students will participate virtually.
  • State Fair advancements announced by March 4, 2022.

State Level Competition (grades 7-12)

  • Students who advance from Region V will be announced by March 4, 2022.
  • Time: TBD
  • Hosted by Region I and VI | website
  • University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg

Lower Fair (grades K-5)

Lower Fair Student Project Registration

  • Due March 11, 2022

Lower Fair Virtual Competition

  • April 4 - 22, 2022
  • Winners announced by April 22, 2022

Lower Fair Face-to-Face Competition

  • April 5, 2022 and/or April 6, 2022
  • Depending on number of students, we may have to split competition dates. More information will be provided by January 31, 2022.

Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair

2022: Atlanta, GA May 8 - 13
2023: TBA