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
The Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) is the nation's most prestigious pre-college science competition. Alumni of STS have made extraordinary contributions to science and hold more than 100 of the world's most coveted science and math honors, including the Nobel Prize and National Medal of Science. Annually, students entering the Intel STS compete for more than $1.6 million in awards. Only 300 students are announced as semifinalists each year. From this select pool, 40 finalists are then invited to Washington, DC in March to participate in final judging, display their work to the public, meet with notable scientists, and compete for three top awards of $150,000 each.
Congratulations to Natalie Bush, St. Joseph's Academy (Baton Rouge, LA.) and Jacob Garrett Kesten, Loyola College Preparatory School (Shreveport, LA), selected as semi-finalists! Intel STS Semi-Finalists announced
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. -
Two Louisiana participants received awards during Friday’s Grand Awards ceremony –
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
Louisiana Science and Engineering Fair
Lisa Graves, Director
LSU Continuing Education
2146 Pleasant Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803