Note: Elementary Division students (brades 4-5) can start the registration process after their projects are complete if they are doing their projects as part of a school science fair. They do not use the Intel ISEF forms. Most of the following information is for the Junior (grades 6-8) and Senior (grades 9-12) division students.
We know you want to start your experiments, but you need to start your science fair application first. This includes filling in the Intel ISEF forms. A number of these MUST be signed before your experimentation begins. Read the ISEF rules for more detailsand check out the ISEF forms as well.
There are over a dozen ISEF forms but most are not required for the typical project. In fact, most projects require only a few forms. Forms 1, 1A, 1B plus the reserach plan are required for all applications. Walking through the Intel Rules Wizard will result in a list of ISEF forms that your project requires. It only takes a few minutes. Contact us if you have questions.
Online registration is required to compete in the Mercer Science and Engineering Fair. Registration information is the same as on these forms and hand or digitally signed copies are uploaded as part of the process. Blank forms are available for download.
We provide a copy of the Intel ISEF forms that can help streamline the application process. You can also utilize the Intel ISEF forms available on the Intel ISEF site. The actual forms are identical but ours have additional material so information can be automatically uploaded if you fill out the PDF files.
A number of the ISEF forms MUST be signed before your experimentation begins. Only a few are completed after the project experimentation is completed.
These forms will also be posted online as part of the online registration process before competition begins as part of your entry. Read the ISEF rules for more details and check out the ISEF forms as well.
Online registration is required to compete in the Mercer Science and Engineering Fair. This can be done at any time before the fair deadline, but it is advantageous to do so when the application forms need to be initially filled in. If you enter the information online, you can download this information and the blank form files, and then print the forms with this information. These forms still need to be signed and mailed in.
If you do not use the online registration system before your experiments begin, make sure that you print out the blank ISEF forms and get them approved and signed.