Due to uncertainties surrounding the current pandemic, USEF 2021 will be a virtual fair for all divisions. Judging for all students will take place the week of March 8-12. All students must advance to USEF through a district level fair, which will most likely be held virtually but that may vary from district to district. Look for more information and details to be posted in January 2021.

Student Advisory Board and USEF Public Zoom audio recordings can be found HERE. We are only including the audio file to protect the identities of the students under 18 on the call.


Jody is happy to set up teacher/classroom Zoom calls
to answer questions about science and engineering fairs.
Just email her with date and time options!

The date and time for the December Student Advisory Board call will be posted here soon.

Save the Date for the Science Bowl

January 23 from 1:00-2:00

USEF 2021 will be held virtually the week of March 8, 2021. Students must use the short or long PowerPoint template for either a science or engineering project. ALL students must qualify for USEF through their district level fair. If your district is not holding a district level fair, they cannot advance. Checkout the submission guidelines HERE!

Email Jody Oostema with questions at jody.oostema@utah.edu


The University of Utah Science & Engineering Fair (formerly named SLVSEF) is an annual science & engineering competition for students in grades 5-12. Participation in science fair stimulates student's interest in science and technology while simultaneously promoting the development of communication, decision making, evaluation of alternative solutions and critical thinking.

USEF is pleased to showcase the inquisitive nature and scientific discovery of some of the best and brightest young minds from the Canyons, Granite, Murray, North Sanpete, Park City, Salt Lake and Tooele School Districts as well as the Salt Lake Catholic Diocese.

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We've Changed Our Name!

You are in the right spot—we've changed our name from SLVSEF to USEF—The University of Utah Science & Engineering Fair. We are now an official University event! Yay!