2024 Alaska Science Fair | Don’t Need Gravity to Explore

We are thrilled to announce the highly anticipated dates for the upcoming Alaska State Science and Engineering Fair, 2024!

Mark your calendars for April 5th and 6th, as we gather at The First United Methodist Church in Anchorage for this exciting event.

This year, we have chosen a captivating theme that will ignite your curiosity and push the boundaries of scientific exploration. Our theme is “Don’t need gravity to explore” Inspired by NASA’s Artemis Program, which aims to return humans to the Moon and pave the way for future missions to Mars, we invite all participants to think outside the box and delve into the wonders of space exploration, astrobiology, as well as exploring ways to make life on our home planet a better place!

The Alaska State Science and Engineering Fair is an incredible opportunity for students to showcase their scientific prowess and innovative ideas. Whether you are a budding scientist, an aspiring engineer, or simply have a passion for discovery, this event is the perfect platform to share your knowledge and engage with like-minded individuals.

Participants will have the chance to present their experiments and inventions to a panel of esteemed judges. Not only will you gain valuable feedback and recognition for your hard work, but you will also have the chance to connect with industry professionals, researchers, and fellow students who share your enthusiasm for science and engineering.

We are particularly excited about this year’s theme, as it encourages participants to think about the possibilities that lie beyond our planet’s boundaries. The Artemis Program symbolizes humanity’s relentless drive to explore the unknown, pushing the limits of our understanding and inspiring future generations to reach for the stars.

So, gather your ideas, conduct your experiments, and prepare to amaze us all at the Alaska State Science and Engineering Fair, 2024. We cannot wait to see the incredible projects that will be showcased during this two-day event. Remember, the sky is not the limit – it’s just the beginning!

Stay tuned for further updates and registration details. Get ready to embark on a scientific journey like no other, and let’s make this year’s fair an unforgettable celebration of innovation and discovery. See you there!

2023 ASEF Awards Ceremony

The 2023 Alaska Science and Engineering Fair Awards Ceremony was livestreamed on YouTube on April 8th at 2:00pm!

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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 


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