BCSS Science and Engineering Fair

The BCSS Science and Engineering Fair (BSEF) has been a long-standing component of the school system’s Innovative Teaching & Learning Program, providing students with an opportunity to engage in authentic scientific and engineering practices.

Middle and high school students have an opportunity to complete a science or engineering project independently or as a member of a multi-student team. Students should be mentored by either a parent, teacher, or other responsible adult sponsor throughout the process in order to make certain that all the required experimental procedures are followed. This adult mentorship is very important to ensure the integrity of the project as well as the safety of the student. In addition to the adult sponsor, the BCSS Director of Innovative Learning will serve as the primary supervisor for the BSEF competition, and will communicate all guidelines, expectations, deadlines, forms, and all other necessary information to participating students.

This page serves as the primary hub for information pertaining to the competitive Science & Engineering Fair System that aligns the system-level fair (BSEF) to the Northeast Georgia Regional Fair (NEGA RSEF) and to the state (GSEF) and international fairs (ISEF).

All students who are interested in conducting scientific research and qualifying for regional or statewide science and engineering fairs, as well as their adult sponsors, must follow the International Rules for Pre-College Science Research. Proper protocol and prior approvals will be required for all students to be eligible to compete at the system, regional, and state fairs.


  • BSEF Registrations Due - September 30, 2022
  • Preliminary BSEF Forms Due Prior to Experimentation - October 31, 2022
  • All Final BSEF Forms Due – December 9, 2022
  • BSEF 2023 Interviews & Project Judging - December 19 -21, 20222
  • NEGA RSEF Registration Deadline – January 9, 2023
  • NEGA RSEF 2022 – January 13, 2023 @ Oconee Civic Center
  • GSEF Registration Deadline - February 2, 2023
  • GSEF 2022 – March 30 - April 1, 2023 @ The Classic Center, Athens, GA

2021 Barrow Science & Engineering Fair Results

Congratulations to the following students whose Gold Medal Projects advanced to the Northeast Georgia Science & Engineering Fair.

  • Emma Pitman, RMS
  • Natalie Mays, RMS

2021 Northeast Georgia Regional Science & Engineering Fair Results

  • Emma Pitman, Gold Medal
  • Natalie Mays, Silver Medal & Northeast Georgia Section American Chemical Society Award Winner

2021 Georgia State Science & Engineering Fair Results

Emma Pitman, Second Honors & Broadcom MASTERS Nomination

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