2024 Awards Ceremony – Live on YouTube

The 2024 Alaska Science and Engineering Fair was a resounding success, showcasing the remarkable talent and innovation of young scientists and engineers from across the state! The judges were thoroughly impressed by the creativity, critical thinking, and scientific learning demonstrated by the participants from all over Alaska.

ASEF extends its congratulations to all participants and invites everyone to join the award ceremony, which will be livestreamed on YouTube on Saturday, April 13th, at 2pm. Tune in to celebrate the exceptional achievements of these brilliant young minds and support the future of science and engineering in Alaska.

ASEF 2024: Where Gravity is Optional, but Exploration is Essential!

Get ready to embark on a thrilling journey of scientific discovery at the ASEF 2024 Fair, where the only limit is your imagination! This year, we’re celebrating the spirit of exploration with our theme, “Don’t Need Gravity to Explore.” So, buckle up and prepare to launch your projects into the stratosphere of innovation!

📍 Fair Location Details

Venue: First United Methodist Church of Anchorage
Address: 725 W 9th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501
Map: Navigate to the epicenter of science!

📅 Event Timeline

Project Check-In

  • When: Friday, April 5th, 5:00pm – 8:00pm
  • For: In person projects only

Category Judging

  • In-Person Judging:
    • When: Saturday, April 6th, 9:00am – 4:00pm
    • Details: Further specifics below.
  • Virtual Judging:
    • Schedule: Will be emailed to participants several days before the fair.

Special Awards Judging

  • When: Saturday, April 6th, 9:00am – 4:00pm

🎒 Check-In – What to Bring

As you gear up to showcase your projects, make sure to pack:

  • Your Project Board: The centerpiece of your research and findings.
  • Project Materials: Any tools or visuals to enhance your presentation. Check the In-Person Exhibits rules for guidelines.
  • Your Project Journal: A record of your scientific journey.

🏅 Category Judging

Elementary Division (1st-5th grade)

  • Judging Time: Assigned during check-in. Get ready to share your discoveries!

6th Grade, Middle School & High School

  • Life Sciences:
    • Categories: 100, 200, 300, 400, 1000, 1200, 1300, 1500
    • When: Saturday, April 6th, 9:00am – 1:00pm
  • Physical Sciences:
    • Categories: 500, 600, 700, 800, 900, 1100, 1400
    • When: Saturday, April 6th, 12:00pm – 4:00pm

See the list of categories with their numbers here: https://alaskasciencefair.org/awards/main-category-awards/

The ASEF 2024 Fair is your launchpad to explore the boundless possibilities of science. Whether you’re investigating the wonders of tiny microbes or unraveling the mysteries of space and time, your projects will soar to new heights.

Attention, explorers! The countdown has begun, and we can’t wait to see the incredible ideas and innovations you’ll bring to the ASEF 2024 Fair. Get ready to let your curiosity take flight and your projects shine brighter than the stars! 🚀✨

Support ASEF by Shopping at Fred Meyer

Fred Meyer Community Rewards: If you live in a community with a Fred Meyer, link your rewards card to us with Fred Meyer Community Rewards – https://www.fredmeyer.com/topic/rewards-3/#/community-rewards-4 – group 81550 “Alaska Science and Engineering Fair”. This rewards program kicks back some funds to the fair with each Fred Meyer purchase you make, without costing you anything extra. We would sincerely appreciate your support!

Volunteering Opportunities

Become a Committee Member: The annual science fair event takes months of preparation and organization from our committee members. There are committees in charge of catering, fundraising, judging, awards and many more, and each committee takes several people to really make the fair happen every year, and we are always looking for more people to help make the fair a success. If you are interested in joining a committee, please email the fair director for more info: director@alaskasciencefair.org

 Judging Projects: Every year we have hundreds of projects to judge, and only a day to judge them all. We always need volunteers to come and judge projects on the day of the fair. If you are interested in being a judge, please email our judging committee for more info: judging@alaskasciencefair.org 

Setup, Check-in, & Teardown: On the day of the fair, it can take an army of volunteers to get all the tables & chairs set up, labels taped down, and students checked in before the fair can really get started, as well as tearing it all down once the fair is completed. If setting up tables and helping students get their paperwork is more your speed, please email our volunteer committee for more info: volunteers@alaskasciencefair.org 


Our Recent Donors:

Primary Sponsor - $10,000+ with Multi Year Commitment:


Sponsors - $10,000+

  • Ohana Media Group (In Kind)

Patrons - $5,000-$9,999

  • Hecla Greens Creek Mine

Donors - $1,000-$4999

  • Alaska Miners Association
  • aeSolutions
  • Bill Corbus
  • Douglas Molyneaux
  • COEUR Alaska
  • Elgee Rehfeld - Alaska's CPA Firm
  • Elizabeth Djajalie
  • GCI
  • Northern Utility Services

Contributors - $500-$999

  • Alaska Science Teachers Association
  • Andrea Story
  • Bristol Engineering
  • DOWL
  • PND Engineers Inc
  • ProHNS

Friends - $0-$499

  • The Alaska Club
  • Alaska Electric Light & Power
  • Alaska Glacier Seafoods
  • Angali Madeira
  • Ching Cheng
  • Dawson Construction
  • Jennifer Reinbold
  • Juneau Pizza
  • Mary O'Connor
  • NAPA/Glacier Auto Parts
  • Pannone Engineering Services
  • Pita Pit Alaska
  • Sarah Steinbarger
  • Valley Paint Center