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Welcome to our website for the Louisiana Science and Engineering Fair! We are looking forward to another great year and working with you to give your students an interesting, worthwhile, and enjoyable Science Fair experience.

The road to the Louisiana Science and Engineering Fair (LSEF) starts in middle and high schools all around the state. Students compete to advance from their school-level fairs to a regional fair, and then to the Louisiana statewide event. Top Senior Division winners from around the state have the opportunity to take part in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) Intel ISEF Complete Information

NEW! - 2016 LSEF Categories Complete Details here

Society for Science - Broadcom Masters top 30 Finalists announced!

We are very proud to announce that Glasgow Middle 8th grade student Anusha Zaman is among the top 30!

Top 30 Finalists -

Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public (SSP) are proud to announce the selection of 30 students as finalists in the fifth annual Broadcom MASTERS®– the nation’s most prestigious Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) competition for middle school students.

The Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars) winners will be named on October 6 in Silicon Valley, CA, after completion of a rigorous competition that tests their abilities in STEM subjects, teamwork and collaboration. Congratulations to these 30 finalists, and to the 2,230 outstanding applicants for sharing their work this year.

Read the press release -

Finalist Overview: The finalists include 14 girls and 16 boys covering 14 states and representing 28 schools and one home school. California has the most finalists with eight, followed by Florida with five, Texas with three and two each from Minnesota, New York, and Utah. Finalists were selected by a panel of distinguished scientists and engineers from among 300 semifinalists and 2,230 applicants representing 47 states, American Samoa and Puerto Rico.

Society for Science Press Release –
The 2015 Broadcom MASTERS semifinalists include an award-winning ballerina for the AVA Ballet Company, black belts in Karate and Tae Kwon Do, an app creator, and an eighth-grade intern at a Yale computer science lab.

Our semifinalists are bilingual, apply for patents, spend time volunteering, swim competitively, create origami, and sing acapella. Some of the semifinalists plan to donate their prize money towards children’s education. Their research is inspired by sports injuries, coding, and preventing the spread of diseases. Here are a few facts about the semifinalists:

• 266 play sports
• 257 play an instrument
• 139 participate in robotics club
• 104 serve on their student councils
• 34 create their school’s yearbooks
• 33 compete in the Science Bowl
• 26 participate in the international educational program Odyssey of the Mind
• Environmental Engineer was the most popular career choice

View the full list of Broadcom MASTERS semifinalists. Check back on September 2 to find out the finalists!

Louisiana Semi-Finalists – Congratulations!

The following students were awarded Broadcom MASTERS nominations at the 2015 LSEF and have been selected as semi-finalists -

Clary, Joseph Grade: 6
Caddo Parish Middle Magnet School, Shreveport, Louisiana
Project Title: In the Gutter: To Scoop or Not to Scoop

Devier, Joshua Grade: 8
St. Paul's School, Covington, Louisiana
Project Title: The Effect of Conjugated Animal Estrogens on the Stimulation of Plant Growth in Legumes and Non-legumes

Hou, Joshua Grade: 6
Little Oak Middle School, Slidell, Louisiana
Project Title: Starting From "Scratch"

Zaman, Anusha Grade: 8
Glasgow Middle School, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Project Title: Betel Leaf and Gutkha Up Regulate Detoxification Genes

2015 Intel ISEF Louisiana Winners!

This year’s international fair included more than 1,700 students from 422 affiliate fairs in approximately 75 countries, regions and territories.

Special Awards ceremonies were held Thursday night and provide education scholarships, cash awards, internships, etc. -

  • Natalie Bush, of St. Joseph’s Academy and Elya Courtney of Carmel Hill School, both of Baton Rouge, received top awards. Bush was awarded a first place award from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, for her project, “Mitigation of Hypoxic Ecosystems Using Hemolymph Analysis of Callinectes sapidus and Procambarus clarii in Relation to Spartina Grasses, Year Two”. The award consists of a fully paid summer internship at a NOAA research lab along with a $500 monetary prize. Courtney was awarded a first place award of $1,500 by Mu Alpha Theta for her project, “Tortoise or Hare? Improving Accuracy of Frequency, Amplitude, and Phase with Explicit Integration Rather than Fast Fourier Transforms.”

  • Savannah Floyd, of Ruston High School, Ruston, LA., was awarded third place and $1000 by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics for her project, “TBI: Light More Than Meets The Eye”.

  • In addition, two Louisiana projects received honorable mentions. Emma Camille Barbin of St. Joseph’s Academy, Baton Rouge, from the American Meteorological Society for “The Effect of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation on the Accumulated Cyclone Energy and Annual Storm Counts of Atlantic Tropical Storms and Hurricanes”, and Keiana Ashli Cave of Lusher Charter High in New Orleans from the Consortium for Ocean Leadership for “A Method for Identifying the Photoproducts, Mechanisms, and Toxicity of Petroleum from the Deepwater Horizon by High-Performance Liquid Chromatography and DNPHi Derivatization”

  • Two Louisiana participants received awards during Friday’s Grand Awards ceremony –

  • Keiana Cave, of Lusher Charter School in New Orleans, placed second in the Earth and Environmental Sciences category for her project, “A Method for Identifying the Photoproducts, Mechanisms, and Toxicity of Petroleum from the Deepwater Horizon by High-Performance Liquid Chromatography and DNPHi Derivatization.” She was awarded $1,500

  • Morni Modi, of Caddo Parish Magnet High School in Shreveport, placed third in the Cellular and Molecular Biology category for her project “High Throughput AD Drug Screening of Alpha-Secretase Activity Modulators as a Novel Model for Alzheimer's Disease”, and was awarded $1,000.

  • State Science & Engineering Fair - March 24-26, 2015 - Results

    • Click here for the 2015 State Junior Fair Results
    • Click here for the 2015 State Senior Fair Results

    Region VII Science & Engineering Fair - February 24-26, 2015 - Results

    • Click here for the 2015 Region VII Junior Fair Results
    • Click here for the 2015 Region VII Senior Fair Results

    Volunteers needed for 2016 Fairs! If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact Lisa Graves at If you would like to judge, please visit the Judges page and complete registration.

    Region VII and LSEF Finalists selected to attend ISEF - You must agree to represent LSEF, travel and compete at the time of acceptance. Please make sure you are willing and able to attend as others would love to have your spot. LSEF policy aligns with ISEF Rules - “Intel ISEF finalists are expected to attend the full week of the program and are encouraged to attend all Intel ISEF events. Attendance is mandatory at the public exhibition of projects on Thursday and at both award ceremonies. The only excused absences to these mandatory functions are graduation ceremonies, illness or family emergencies. If finalists have a scheduling conflict, they should consult with their Fair Directors immediately”.

    Past years results can be found on the Archives Page

    Contact Information:
    Louisiana Science and Engineering Fair
    Lisa Graves, Director
    LSU Continuing Education
    2146 Pleasant Hall
    Baton Rouge, LA 70803
    225-578-1067 (office)
    225-578-4800 (fax)