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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 the opportunity to showcase their research (grades 9-12 public, private, and home school are eligible). The annual fair for 2022 was March 12, 2022 at the Madison Central Library (201 W Mifflin St., Madison, WI) - stay tuned for next year's date. Flyer with details on the 2022 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 interestand registration for 2023 (due ~ Jan 15, 2023).

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 have 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