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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 happend March 11 at the Madison Central Library (201 W Mifflin St., Madison, WI) - 2023 Flyer. Information about the 2024 Fair will be released in the fall. 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 2023; it is requested by Dec 15th, and registration for 2024, will be due Jan 15, 2024. 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 that went 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 2023 Participants

CSEF 2023 Participants

CSEF 2023 Grand Award Winners











CSEF 2023 Grand Award Winners (Ephraim Slamka, Ella Whiffen, and Jonathan Crawford)

2023 Winners List  (full list with all sub-categories)

Grand Award Winners

  • 1st Place: Jonathan Crawford, University School Milwaukee (ISEF Finalist)
  • 2nd Place: Ella Whiffen, Madison Country Day School (ISEF Finalist)
  • 3rd Place: Ephraim Slamka, Walden III

Category Winners - Physical & Chemical Sciences

  • 1st Place: Sophie Shi, Middleton HS
  • 2nd Place: Ella Whiffen, Madison Country Day School
  • 3rd Place: Madelaine Pare, Madison Country Day School

Category Winners - Biological & Medical Sciences

  • 1st Place: Jonathan Crawford, University School Milwaukee
  • 2nd Place: Aryan Kalluvila, Hartford Union HS
  • 3rd Place: Ephraim Slamka, Walden III

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