GNSEF is a regional fair that includes much of the eastern portion of Nebraska, bounded on the east by the Missouri River and on the west by Clay county. Anyone in grades 6-12 attending school in this region is eligible to compete.

The counties in Nebraska included in our region are: Boone, Pierce, Nuckolls, Stanton, Pawnee, Johnson, Thayer, Jefferson, Fillmore, Polk, Clay, Nemaha, Madison, Merrick, Richardson, Butler, Wayne, Hamilton, Cuming, Colfax, York, Seward, Otoe, Saline, Gage, Saunders, Washington, Cass, Platte, Dodge, Sarpy , Lancaster. Douglas.

GNSEF chooses two winners of all-expense paid trips to compete in the International Science and Engineering Fair each year.

If you attend school in our region you must compete in GNSEF in order to be eligible to attend ISEF.

GNSEF follows and strictly enforces the rules of ISEF. To comply with these rules all students planning to participate in the Fair required to use Rules Wizard. It asks a series of questions for you to answer to determine the forms you will need to complete and have closely reviewed and signed by your teacher or mentor BEFORE experimentation begins.

Date for 2021 have not yet been determined. Please check back later.

Deadline for entry in GNSEF is March 1, 2020. Registration and paperwork must be completed and postmarked by March 1.

GNSEF will be held March 27-29, 2020.

GNSEF divides projects into 22 categories and two divisions. The junior division includes students in 6th through 8th grade and the senior division includes students in 9th through 12th grade. Categories include Behavioral and Social Sciences, Biochemistry, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth and Space Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Medicine and Health, Microbiology, Physics and Zoology. Team projects are also accepted.

Important note: The Registration Fee is $25. The $25 Registration Fee includes breakfast for all registered participants on Saturday morning. The time for the breakfast will be announced with all the other scheduled events once they have been finalized.

For more information contact:
Pam Rademacher
Fair Director
781 N. 58th Rd.
Nebraska City, NE 68410

ISEF Travel policy (also the Travel consent form)

ISEF Rules Wizard