SASEF 2015 March 30-Apr 2, 2015!
Thompson Boling Arena
University of Tennessee
Entry forms and ISEF forms are available - see "Entry Guidelines and Forms" option in left panel.
Scientific review paperwork (required for projects involving human subjects, vertebrate animals, or biohazards) due to SASEF by Dec 20, 2014.
Entry packets due to SASEF by Feb 28, 2015.
Schedule (Science fair takes place on the main arena floor)
Monday, March 30: 5 PM - 8 PM Setup
Tuesday, March 31: 9 AM - 11:30 AM Setup; Judging 3 PM - 5 PM
Wednesday, April 1: 9 AM - 4 PM Open to Public
Thursday, April 2: 9 AM - 5 PM Open to Public; 5:30 PM - 7 PM Awards Ceremony and Social
Funding for Equipment for Teacher
Could you use a little extra money to help your science or engineering program grow? Click here for details...
Notice for group projects - Senior Division only
SASEF accepts Senior Division(Grades 9-12) Teams of only TWO students. THREE-PERSON teams are no longer allowed (three on a team will still be ok at the junior division level).
The Southern Appalachian Science and Engineering Fair needs YOU to help us continue our mission to encourage middle and high school students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math by completing a project based on scientific inquiry. Our sponsors range from invididuals to small companies to professional societies to large agencies or firms. Some of our sponsors provide local awards to projects that fit the mission of their company or agency. Sponsors are recognized during the fair by displaying logos and media on the Jumbotron, and all donors are recognized in the awards program, including full page advertisements for donors of $1000 or more. Visit the Sponsors link to see the list of this year's contributors.
Who We Are
The Southern Appalachian Science and Engineering Fair is the premier science competition for students in middle and high school in our 23-county service area of East Tennessee. We have promoted teaching the scientific method in science, engineering, and math since 1952.
The fair is sponsored by the University of Tennessee and many local companies and agencies. It is held at the UT Thompson Boling Arena during the first week of April. There are two divisions of competition - Junior Division for middle school students grades 6 - 8, and Senior Division for high school students grades 9 - 12.
SASEF is an official, affiliated regional fair of the International Science and Engineering Fair, and the top two Senior Division students win an expense paid trip to compete in ISEF which is held every May.
Yes, you can "double dip"!
The Tennessee Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (TJSHS) for grades 9-12 takes place each spring. You are allowed to use the SAME research project for both the TJSHS and the SASEF. Their deadline is midi-January and the symposium takes place at UT in Feb - check their website for dates.
SSP Fellows Program for Teachers
Society for Science & the Public (SSP), with generous support from Intel, is pleased to announce the launch of its Fellows Program. The SSP Fellows Program provides funds and training to selected U.S. science and math teachers who serve under-resourced students, to enable interested and motivated students to perform high-quality independent scientific research.
Julie Werner, Fair Manager
Southern Appalachian Science and Engineering Fair
2506 EJ Chapman Dr.
Knoxville, TN 37996-4531
Phone: (865) 974-5158
Fax: (865) 974-4514
Our service area of upper East Tennessee:
Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Carter, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Greene, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Loudon, Morgan, Monroe, Roane, Sevier, Sullivan, Unicoi, Union, Washington