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Capital Science & Engineering Fair

About the Capital Science & Engineering Fair


The Capital Science & Engineering Fair was established to provide high school students from South Central Wisconsin (and beyond) the opportunity to showcase their research (grades 9-12 public, private, and home school are eligible). The annual fair for 2023 will be March 11 at the Madison Central Library (201 W Mifflin St., Madison, WI) - Flyer with details on the 2023 CSEF. The fair inspires enthusiasm for science and engineering research among Wisconsin students. It provides a support system to assist students as they actively participate in science and engineering endeavors. Students can now begin to submit notice of interest, which is requested by Dec 15th, and registration for 2023, due Jan 15, 2023. Safety forms must be submitted by March 1. 

Participants also compete for an opportunity to enter the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair and the Badger State Science & Engineering Fair (for which all participants may register). ISEF forms here. We had 7 Wisconsin students going in 2022!

Support for how to complete the CSEF forms that connect to ISEF can be found in this video (from Karen Lindholm-Rynkiewicz in Muskego-Norway).  

CSEF 2022 Participants

CSEF 2022 Participants

CSEF Winners 2022







CSEF 2022 Grand Award and Category Winners (from left: Claire Shepley, Sneha Chandrashekar, Aarush Gupta, Hunter Stephenson, Aaryan Kalluvila, and Varun Nathan)

2022 Winners List  (full list with all sub-categories)

Grand Award Winners

  • 1st Place: Varun Nathan, Madison Memorial HS
  • 2nd Place: Aryan Kalluvila, Hartford HS
  • 3rd Place: Hunter Stephenson, Madison Country Day School

Category Winners - Engineering & Physical Sciences

  • 1st Place: Varun Nathan, Madison Memorial HS
  • 2nd Place: Aryan Kalluvila, Hartford HS
  • 3rd Place: Aarush Gupta, Middleton HS

Category Winners - Biological, Social & Environmental Sciences

  • 1st Place: Claire Shepley, Madison Country Day School
  • 2nd Place: Sneha Chandrashekar, Middleton HS
  • 3rd Place (tie): Hunter Stephenson, Madison Country Day School
  • 3rd Place (tie): Daniel Less, Middleton HS

Past CSEF Winners Lists

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Contact information for CSEF

Dr. Sundaram Gunasekaran
Capital Science & Engineering Fair
460 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706

For questions about this information, contact Kevin Anderson (608) 266-3319