Community Education

Rochester Regional Science & Engineering Fair

2018 Rochester Regional Science & Engineering Fair
Registration and Pre-Approval Information

Welcome to the 2018 Rochester Regional Science & Engineering Fair. We’re especially pleased to offer this opportunity, with all new partners involved to support student success. Thank you to the following groups who will make this event possible.

  • Lisa Higgs, M.F.A. – 2018 Fair Director
  • Maria Lapid, M.D. – 2018 SRC/IRB Chairperson
  • Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences – technical advising, mentoring, and judging
  • RPS Community Education – registration and support
  • GATEway – technical support and collaboration

Registration for Papers & Projects

Participants may compete with a research paper and/or a project. Register now with Community Education online or in person at Northrop Education Center, 201 8th Street NW, or by phone at 507-328-4000. 

Online registration:

Research Paper registration
Project registration

Tip: A quick search in the Eleyo registration system for “regional” will bring up both options. If entering both a paper and a project, please register for both sessions. The cost is $15 per paper or project. If the registration fee is a barrier, please contact Community Education regarding assistance with the fee.  

Papers will be judged Tuesday, February 20, at Friedell Middle School.

Projects will be judged Thursday and Friday, February 22-23, at RCTC Regional Sports Center. 

Participants will continue to use the ISEF International Rules & Guidelines for pre-college science research. Rules are available online.

Use the Science Fair Rules Wizard: The Rules Wizard has been designed as a first step to help you determine what forms and approvals are necessary before beginning a science fair project intended for competition at an ISEF-affiliated fair or the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Start the wizard.

NEW for Projects Requiring Pre-Approval

If your project requires pre-approval (see below), we are asking you to indicate your project’s focus area and which date you plan to attend an SRC/IRB session at CTECH. We’ll match you with the best possible reviewer for your project. 

SRC/IRB Project Pre-Approval Sessions

For projects with human subjects, vertebrate animals, and potentially hazardous substances.

Saturday, December 2, 9-11 AM, CTECH (register by November 27)
Monday, December 4, 6-8 PM, CTECH (register by November 29)
Wednesday, December 13, 6-8 PM, CTECH (register by December 8)
Tuesday, December 19, 6-8 PM, CTECH (register by December 14)
CTECH is located adjacent to the RCTC Heintz Center, 
at 2130 Collegeview Road SE.



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