February 18, 2020
Mississippi State University
To participate in the Upper Fair, schools must register.
Then students must complete necessary paperwork outlined in the following steps.
(due November 1, 2019)
Participants must have already placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in their category and class within their school or district level competition. If schools do not have enough students interested to host a science fair at their school they can assist students in registering to compete at the regional fair without competing in a school fair. The Upper Fair is divided into 4 competition classes: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, and Grade 9-12.
Early School Registration deadline is October 4, 2019.
Key teachers for schools that register before this date will receive a prize.
Only teams of two student members are allowed beginning in 2020.
ALL schools must have an SRC; IRBs are for those schools who allow student projects using vertebrates, potentially hazardous materials - including molds, and human subjects. IRB and SRC teams must be correctly listed. For information on the roles of these committees please refer to the operational guidelines for SRC and IRB .
Upper Fair categories are: *Categories have changed*
Prior to Experimentation
Only teams of 2 are allowed.
All projects for grades 6-12 require:
Additional forms could be required due to the nature of the project.
January 17, 2020) Extended to January 29, 2020
Requirements include a Registration Form, an Abstract, and all additional prior experimentation paperwork.
All project registrations must include an abstract that is completed after all experimentation. This form is combined with the student registration form. This should not exceed 250 words summarizing the project (not a research plan).
All additional prior experimentation paperwork
Make the board for presentation.
Board: Tri-fold boards (suggested)
Poster: There are limitations!