Science Fairs in Iowa

Students may enter many different fairs in the state of Iowa -- many areas/schools host their own local or conference fairs. The SSTFI and both of Iowa's Regional Fairs are affiliated with the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF). As affiliate fairs all three send students to ISEF.

Students may attend ONE Regional fair AND the State fair.


The SSTFI is open to any student attending school in the state of Iowa. Participation in any other fair in Iowa is not a prerequisite for attending the SSTFI. Students do not need to advance from any other fair to participate in the SSTFI -- however, participation in other fairs is highly encouraged!
(Many local schools/teachers have their own way of determining which students will advance to certain levels and we ask that students follow any local guidelines their school or teacher may utilize.)
State Science + Technology Fair of Iowa -- Ames

The Iowa FFA Agriscience Fair is now a component of the SSTFI and will be held during the SSTFI.  All rules governing the SSTFI apply to the Iowa FFA Agriscience Fair.  Judging will be held on the 1st day of the fair during the regular judging of the SSTFI.  Students are required to be registered for the SSTFI and attend both days of the fair.  In addition, students are required to be FFA members.  Students registered for this event are eligible to advance to the National Agriscience Fair held at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana each October.


In Iowa, any student may participate at ONLY ONE of the Regional fairs -- students need to be in one of the Iowa counties that Regional fair has listed as being in their area as designated by the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair.
Map of Regional Counties

Western Iowa Science & Engineering Fair (WISEF) -- Sheldon 
To download the WISEF Fair Guidebook and Entry Forms Click HERE (Word Doc)!

Eastern Iowa Science & Engineering Fair (EISEF) -- Cedar Rapids, IA 





Would you like to add a fair to this list?
Please send all information to Andrea Spencer (Fair Director) .
If the fair does not have a website address we can link to please be sure to include all information necessary for others to gather appropriate info: (name of fair, date, time, location, contact name, phone, e-mail, etc.)