Important Dates to Remember

The NWARSEF (North West Arkansas Regional Science and Engineering Fair) will be held at U of A on Friday, March 2nd 2018.  Only 5th & 6th grade students who qualify will be elegible to compete in the NWARSEF. 

On Friday, March 2nd, students will meet at the middle school science room (#426) at 5:00am and then the bus will leave at 5:30am.  The AWARDS ceremony will start at 4:30pm.  We should be back between 8:00-9:00pm.  Students will be able to call when we are on the way back to let you know approximately what time to pick them up.


The Alpena Elementary K-4 Science Fair is scheduled for Thursday, March 29th

The Science Fair Awards will be held the next morning, Friday, March 30th  2018 in the new gym. (The exact time has not been set for the awards)


The O.U.R. Co-op Regional K-6 Science Fair will be held on the NAC campus in Harrison on Wednesday, May 9th  2018.  K-6 grade students who finish 1, 2, 3 in their grade level categories will be eligible to compete at the O.U.R. Co-op Regional Science Fair.  Awards will be held in the NAC gym at the conclusion of the science fair.  All students who compete at the O.U.R. Co-op Regional Science Fair will have to be picked up by a parent/guardian when the awards is over at approximately 4:30p.m.


Engineering Projects are investigatioins/experiments which involve the student building something and testing different properties or designs.  The project should involve data collection and analysis on which property or design performed better to address the question or purpose statement. 

Just building a model is NOT an engineering project.


  • K - 4 students are NOT Permitted to conduct testing involving Human Subjects or Vertebrate Animials for their science fair project.   NO Bread Mold or Bacteria Projects.  


  • During the Judging times for all science fair competetions, the project areas will be closed to the public.   Only Judges, Science Fair Participants, and Official Science Fair Facilitators will be allowed in the project  areas during judging.  
  • Special Public Viewing times will be set and posted for each competetion.