North Dakota State Science & Engineering Fair
The next generation of scientists and engineers to compete in the North Dakota State Science & Engineering Fair.
The 2022 Regional and State Fairs will be an in-person physical fair. UND currently has a mask mandate in place, requiring masks in indoor spaces. Please refer to your regional director and teachers for specific information.
The health and safety of all NDSSEF participants, judges, and guests is our top priority. We will be following recommendations from ND officials based on developing policies at the national level.
State junior and senior division superstars will vie for honors at the 70th annual North Dakota State Science & Engineering Fair (NDSSEF) at UND. Top finishers in the senior division will advance to compete in the 2022 International Science and Engineering Fair.
2022 NDSSEF Event
March 31 and April 1, 2022
2021 NDSSEF Event
March 25 and 26, 2021. Judging and Awards Ceremony will be held virtually
Cancelled due to COVID-19.
NDSSEF Information & Guidelines
Student participation fees to compete in the regional and state fairs are paid by the North Dakota IDeA (Institutional Development Award) Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE), which is administered by the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences. UND sponsors for other activities include the Office of the Provost, Office of the Vice-President for Research, The Graduate School, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, School of Engineering and Mines, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Education and Human Development, Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, and the College of Business and Public Administration. The City of Grand Forks and the Greater Grand Forks Convention and Visitors Bureau contributed significant community support to the event.
International Science & Engineering Fair
Senior division first-place winners of the North Dakota competition will advance to compete in the International Science and Engineering Fair. National, regional and state organizations will recognize the efforts of the students with awards and scholarships.
May 8-13, 2022
Will be held virtually
NDSSEF Regional Fairs
March 1, 2022
402 Robinson Street
Grenora, ND 58845
Divide, Williams, McKenzie, Burke, Mountrail, Renville, Ward, Bottineau, McHenry
March 11, 2022
905 8th Ave SW
Mandan, ND 58554
The first North Dakota State Science & Engineering Fair was held in 1950. The first held at UND was in 2011.
Past NDSSEF Award Winners
Engineering & Science Resources