National American Indian Virtual Science & Engineering Fair

AISES is hosting its fifth virtual science and engineering fair!

Students from 5th-12th grade can participate in the NAIVSEF. There are two categories for entrants, Senior Division (grades 9-12) and Junior Division (grades 5-8). NAIVSEF projects may be submitted by individual students or teams of up to three students. Each participant (whether an individual or team) must have one adult sponsor. The sponsor can be either a parent, teacher, or mentor. AISES awards cash prizes to the winners of each division.

The NAIVSEF differs from other SSP-affiliated fairs in that it is a “Virtual Science Fair”. Unlike live fairs, virtual fairs do not require travel as the fair and judging are conducted online and via teleconference calls. Participants submit their projects as videos and slideshows online.

Read more about NAIVSEF at:


  • Online registration 
    September 18 – February 14, 2018
  • Deadline for submission of abstracts March 1, 2018
  • Deadline for submission of projects videos/slideshows
    March 23, 2018
  • Online judging of completed projects
    March 26 – 30, 2018
  • Interview date/time notices sent by email no later than 
    March 30, 2018
  • Winners notified and announced
    April 13, 2018

A complete timeline can be found at: