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USC Region II Science and Engineering Fair

The USC Region II Science and Engineering Fair is a yearly, regional fair. It is open to students from 4th to 12th grades from the following counties: Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, and Sumter. Around 50 schools from those counties send an average of 500 students to participate in the fair every year.

Since its inception in 1957, the mission of the fair has been to motivate young students to follow careers in science and engineering by developing the discipline and skills needed in those careers.

2024 Science and Engineering Fair

The 68th annual Region II Science and Engineering Fair will be held March 8, 2024. Registration opens December 15, 2023 and concludes February 2, 2024.

Participants are encouraged to plan and develop projects now in order to find subjects that interest and challenge them

You will find specific information for the current fair, including registration and logistics, on the zFair website.  

International Science and Engineering Fair

Intel ISEF, the world's largest international pre-college science competition, is the premier global science competition for students in grades 9–12. Each year more than 1,500 high school students from over 70 countries, regions, and territories display their independent research and compete for more than $four million in awards.

Find out more on the Intel ISEF website




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