2021 Virtual Fair on Student Corner

The 2021 Alaska Science and Engineering Fair will be entirely virtual this year. We have partnered with a group called Student Corner that has developed a virtual science fair platform, with virtual project boards, remote team project collaboration, and built in video conferencing for judging interviews.

Check out the video below learn how to get started with Student Corner:

2021 Science Fair

2015displaysThe 66th Annual Alaska Science and Engineering Fair (ASEF) will be a virtual science fair hosted on the Student Corner Platform. We invite all Grade K-12 students throughout Alaska to enter a science, engineering, computer science, or mathematics project in the fair. It is not necessary to participate in a local school fair before entering ASEF.

ASEF is an International affiliated fair. High school students compete for local and national awards and prizes, including the top award: A trip to the International Science and Engineering Fair. Middle school students are eligible for local and national prizes, and elementary students are eligible for local awards and prizes.

Upcoming Dates and Info

March 26-28 2021: 66th annual Alaska Science and Engineering Fair. Due to the gathering size restrictions in Anchorage, we are unable to host an in-person fair. We will instead be hosting an entirely virtual science fair using the Student Corner platform. Check out the banner at the top of the page for more details.

Virtual Participation Beyond 2021: While the pandemic has required us to find new ways to allow virtual participation, we realize that many elementary and middle school students in rural Alaska have not been able to participate in the past due to the cost and complications with needing to travel to Anchorage. Therefore we plan to support virtual projects every year going forward. We whole heartedly believe that ALL students in Alaska should have the ability to participate, even if traveling to Anchorage is not possible.

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 2020 - 2021 Donors:

Primary Sponsor:


Sponsors - $10,000+


Patrons - $5,000-$9,999

Donors - $1,000-$4999

Contributors - $500-$999

Friends - $250-$499