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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Registration & Important Dates

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Building your registration packet

Before you begin your experiment you will need to make sure that you plan your experiment or research. Sometimes, you will need assistance from a qualified scientist or a review board. Some of these forms are required for all projects, while others are only if you are using human subjects, vetebrate animals, potentially hazardous biological agents, human tissues or vertebrate animal tissues. If you're unsure which forms you will need for your experiment, please check out the ISEF Rules Wizard.

Don't forget to order your t-shirt and pay your registration fees after you have finished your registration!


Important Dates

Southern Minnesota Regional Science & Engineering Fair

  • Registration Deadline - January 20th, 2016
  • Paper Submission Deadline - January 20th, 2016
  • Payment Deadline - January 20th, 2016 (payment can be made online or mailed to the Science Fair Office)
  • T-Shirt Pre-order Deadline - January 20th, 2016
  • SRC Forms Due - Feburary 4th, 2016
  • Middle School/High School Fair - Feburary 20th, 2016

There is $20 registration fee per person/per event. If electricity is needed, there will be an additional $5/person fee. An additional $10 will be added to each participant's fee (totaling $30 per person or $35 if electricity is requested) submitted after January 20, 2016. NO PROJECT REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER January 20th without prior approval! There will be no refunds after January 20th.

Late registrations are discouraged; late registrations may or may not be listed in the fair program. Acceptance of late registrations needs to be approved via the Regional Science Fair Office PRIOR to the deadline of January 20th. ALL approved late registration(s) must be accompanied with payment plus the late fee. If your school has conflicts with our deadlines, please call us today at 507-389-2849.

Other Important Dates

  • JSHS (9th-12th grade paper competition at State) - April 2nd and 3rd, 2016
  • State Science and Engineering Fair (and middle school papers) - April 3rd - 5th, 2016
  • ISEF - Phoeniz, AZ - May 8th - 13th, 2016
  • I-SWEEEP - Houston, TX - April 26th - May 1st, 2016