Massachusetts Science and Engineering Fair  (MSEF) logo. MSEF enables thousands of students each year to experience first hand the professional practices of working scientists and engineers through the development of independent research projects, guided by teachers or mentors. MSEF supports schools to start/expand science fairs with mini-grants & consultants. MSEF empowers teachers to use inquiry and project-based approaches to STEM learning so that their students can better understand their world, think independently and critically, and help to solve everyday as well as global challenges. MSEF showcases and celebrates students’ research work through annual Science Fair events.

2022 Massachusetts Region IV Middle School Science and Engineering

Eligible participants: Grade 6, 7 and 8 students from schools in Massachusetts’ Region IV towns.
Science Fair Date: April 2022, Deadlines below
Location: Virtual
Registration: Through zFairs site 
  • Teachers or mentors register first.
  • Then students register. Forms can be downloaded from the site.
  • Additional information available through zFairs
Registration deadline: March 11, 2022
Project presentations: Video, report and related documents, and copies of notebook pages.
Deadline for uploading project materials: April 15, 2022.
Judging of projects: Week of April 18, 2022.
Awards ceremony: By April 30, 2022.

Additional Information

For additional information please contact Carol Barry, Director by email at:

The Massachusetts Region IV Science and Engineering Fair is sponsored by the James B. Francis College of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.