Important Dates and Deadlines

LPSEF February 13, 2018

  1. The 2018 Longs Peak Science and Engineering Fair is Tuesday, February 13. The fair will be hosted at the Island Grove Event Center (Click HERE for directions to the Event Center). Any Students in grades 5-12 are eligible to participate in the fair; however, 5th grade students cannot qualify for the state competition. 
  2. The Deadline to Register for the fair is Monday, January 8, 2018. Register using the links on the Home Page. 
  3. IRB/SRC member's lists are due November 1, 2017. 
  4. Projects requiring critical ISEF forms are due to the LPSEF by November 22, 2017. Critical forms are necessary when a project involves vertebrates, humans, DNA, tissues, and pathogenic or controlled substances. All project forms (including a research plan) must be reviewed by the LPSEF SRC prior to the student starting their experimentation. These forms ( 1, 1A, research plan with bibliography, 1B, and all other forms that are required for a specific project 2, 3, 4, surveys, questionnaires, 5A/B, 6A/B, 7 etc.) must be typedAbstracts are not completed until after experimentation. 
  5.  All project forms (copies only), including critical forms with revisions and abstracts (if project is complete), are due by January 15, 2018. Forms can be mailed, emailed, faxed or hand-delivered. Do not send original forms. The LPSEF SRC Committee will then meet to approve projects. Soon after, I will send you a report of any revisions needed. Upon receiving the report, students should make the revisions and keep in their notebooks the revised, the original, and at least one copy. The notebooks should be available at the fair. 
  6. The student fee is $25/student for 5th-8th grade exhibitors, and $30/student for 9th/12th grade exhibitors. All fees are payable to the Longs Peak Science Foundation. Fees are due February 1, 2018.
  7. State finalists must have their abstract online submissions completed and finalist verification forms turned in by February 22, 2018
  8. The Colorado Science and Engineering Fair (CSEF) will be held at CSU in Fort Collins from April 5-7, 2018. This year, we may qualify up to 35 projects for state competition. 
  9. The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) is scheduled May 13-18, 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA. The LPSEF will be qualifying one high school project to attend the international competition. 

Future CSEF Dates (CSU):
2019 - April 11-13

Future ISEF Dates:
2019 - May 12-17, Phoenix, AZ

Once again, we are excited to host this rewarding STEM experience for our region and look forward to seeing you all on February 13th!