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Capital Science & Engineering Fair

About the Capital Science & Engineering Fair


*For 2021, we will not hold an in-person fair, but if there is enough interest, we will hold a virtual fair on Feb 20, 2021. Please, complete the notice of interest by November 15th so that we can plan accordingly. Please, let your friends and colleagues know about this opportunity. 

The Capital Science & Engineering Fair was established to provide high school students from South Central Wisconsin the opportunity to showcase their research (grades 9-12 public, private, and home school are eligible). With its annual fair to be held on the third Saturday of February at the Madison Central Library (201 W Mifflin St., Madison, WI), 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. The 2020 Fair was held on February 15th - this flyer has more information and winners are noted below. For 2021, the fair will be on February 20th. Each year, submitting notice of interest is requested by Nov 15th, and registration is due Dec 15th (with some limited flexibility on those dates). 

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). 

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).  

2020 CSEF Winners - 2020 Full Winners List, including sponsors for the various awards

2020 Grand Prize Winners

Grand Award Winners (Left to Right)
Varun Nathan, Mirus Second Runner-Up .... Beatrice Youd, CSEF Grand Prize Awardee .... Amara Livingston, Promega Corporation First Runner-Up

2020 CSEF Participants

2020 CSEF Participants

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