March 20-22, 2018
Rice Eccles Stadium
University of Utah
March 20-22, 2018
Rice Eccles Stadium
University of Utah
March 20-22, 2018
Rice Eccles Stadium
University of Utah
March 20-22, 2018
Rice Eccles Stadium
University of Utah

Welcome to The University of Utah Science and Engineering Fair website!

Elementary Division Award Winners

Below is a list of elementary division (5th and 6th grade) project winners from the 2018 University of Utah Science and Engineering Fair. If the project number for your student is listed, they have won an award. This number was on the sheet in front of your student’s project board and on the confirmation email sent for registration. We will NOT announce project numbers for junior high and high school projects.

The Awards Ceremony will be held TOMORROW at Alta High School, located at 11055 South 1000 East, Sandy, at 6:30 p.m. There will be brief announcements, then a 20-30 minute physics demonstration at 6:30 followed immediately by the elementary division awards. We will then have a short 10 minute break after the elementary division awards are given to excuse you if you choose not to stay for the junior high and high school awards.

If you cannot attend the awards ceremony and have won an award, information will be sent out next week with details on when and where to pick up your student’s award at my office.

USEF is the highest level of competition that 5th and 6th grade students can attend in the State of Utah and there is not a “State” Fair. Whether your student won an award or not, you should be extremely proud of them and they are all winners!

2018 elementary award winners


Good morning USEF students, parents and teachers-

We are excited to kick off the 2018 University of Utah Science and Engineering Fair! Here are a few last minute reminders!

Elementary division (5th and 6th grade) set up is TODAY from 4:00-6:30 pm. The public open house is Wednesday, March 21st from 10:00-11:00 am. Judging runs from 11:00-2:30.

Secondary division (7th-12th grade) is TOMORROW from 4:00-7:00 pm. The public open house is Thursday, March 22nd from 9:00-10:00. Judging runs from 10:00-3:00.

Parking is FREE for everyone due to the University of Utah Spring Break. Park where ever you like in the Rice Eccles parking lot and enter at Gate C.

Students: Please remember that you are guests at Rice Eccles Stadium and Tower. We had some complaints last year about students doodling on tables. Keep in mind that if you doodle on your table, we can track who is at each table based on your project and table number.

Elementary division students will receive an email on Friday to notify them if they have won an award. Secondary division students will NOT be notified of awards won but a list of awards will be posted on the USEF website on Saturday by noon. Information about picking up awards will be sent out next week.

We have a fairly mathematically complex judge program and we use Z-Scores to reduce judge bias. With that in mind, we cannot share individual projects scores with students or parent as the scores would not make any sense unless you views the scores for every project the judges submitted.

Remember that students can get FREE admission on Tuesday through Friday at the Natural History Museum of Utah if they show their USEF name badge.

I will not be in the office this week so if you leave a voice mail, I won’t respond until next week. Feel free to email me and I will respond when I can.

Good luck!!

You've Got Mail!

Each year we send out emails to both Elementary (grades 5-6) and Senior Division (grades 7-12) students. These emails contain a lot of important info, so please watch for them. If you missed an email, you can read them on our site as well. Click the link below to read the emails we've sent this year:

Elementary Division Emails  |  Secondary Division Emails

Project Table Assignments

Elementary Division Project Table Assignments
Secondary Division Project Table Assignments
Floor Map of Project Tables

Judge Registration is Open.

We need more judges! Please consider being a judge at the science fair.

Judge Registration

ISEF Paperwork

Submit revisions to your ISEF paperwork using the link below.

Submit Revised Paperwork

Elementary & Junior Division Registration Form

2018 form

Elementary & Junior Division students need to fill out and return a registration form to their teachers. To make it easy, we've updated this form so you can fill it out & sign using your PDF reader.

Download English Form

Download Spanish Form

Note: The Spanish form above is from last year & still has our SLVSEF logo & name on it, but will be accepted this year.

2017 Photos & Awards

2017 photos can be seen here and you can view 2017 award winners here.

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.

2018 Schedule

This year, the fair will be held March 20-22, 2018. You can download a tentative schedule by clicking the link below.

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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!