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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 2024 Fair was held March 16th at the Engineering Centers Buiding, UW-Madison (1550 Engineering Dr, Madison, WI 53706) - 2024 Flyer. 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 submit notice of interest in fall 2024; it is requested by Dec 15th, and registration for 2025 will be due Jan 15, 2025. Safety forms must be submitted by Feb 15.  

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 several Wisconsin students that went in 2024!

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 2023 Participants

CSEF 2024 Participants

2024 Winners List 

Grand Award Winners

  • 1st Place: Ritisha Day, Shorewood High School, Shorewood (ISEF Finalist)
  • 2nd Place: Sophie Shi, Middleton High School, Middleton (ISEF Finalist)
  • 3rd Place: Isabelle Tobin, McFarland High School, McFarland

Category Winners - Physical Sciences & Engineering

  • 1st Place: Abigail Sehmer & Isabelle Lanz, Verona High School, Verona
  • 2nd Place: Punitha Manne & Rishika Kommuri, Middleton High School, Middleton 
  • 3rd Place: Jayram Palamadai, Middleton High School, Middleton

Category Winners - Biological & Chemical Sciences

  • 1st Place: Sophie Shi, Middleton High School, Middleton
  • 2nd Place: Aditi Muduganti, Onalaska High School, Onalaska
  • 3rd Place:  Isabelle Tobin, McFarland High School, McFarland

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