Northern S.D. Science and Mathematics Fair

Northern hosts the annual Northern South Dakota Science and Mathematics Fair, showcasing hundreds of projects from young scientists in grades 6-12 from this region.

38th annual Fair - Virtual only

March 25, 2021


The event is affiliated with International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Washington, D.C. Between 400 and 500 students are expected to exhibit projects involving biology, botany, chemistry, physics, health and medicine, and more. Top winners will have an opportunity to exhibit at ISEF. Judges are approximately 70 professionals from the Aberdeen area; Northern faculty; and upper-level Northern students.

Forms and Registration


  • Dec. 15, 2020 for forms needing prior approval from the NSU Science Department of Science and Mathematics
  • 5 p.m. March 11, 2021 for judges' registration form submission
  • 5 p.m. March 5, 2021 for science fair final registration 
  • 5 p.m. March 16, 2021 deadline for video files to be uploaded (location TBD) - judges will select winners that week
  • March 25, 2021 judges will pick final winners for International Fair 

(Reminder: The March 2021 fair is VIRTUAL ONLY)

Science Fair Registration

Judge Registration Form

Dwayne Rehfeld Award

ISEF Rules, Forms and Guidelines

ISEF Forms Wizard (to help you determine which forms and approvals are necessary before beginning a science fair project)


2020 Winners 

(No winners; the 2020 fair was canceled due to COVID-19) 


Individual Grand Winner

2021 TBA


Individual Grand Winner

2021 TBA


Team Grand Winner

2021 TBA


Student Observer to ISEF

2021 TBA


What makes a good science fair project?

Students: Have you ever wondered how to begin a science fair project - what makes a good project - what sort of project to do? Explore below to learn how to get started!


International Science and Engineering Fair

Top winners of the math and science fair have an opportunity to exhibit at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).


Affiliated with intel ISEF, a program of Society for Science and the Public




Contact Us




Jewett Regional Science Building Room 112