National American Indian Virtual Science & Engineering Fair

AISES is hosting its fifth virtual science and engineering fair! The National American Indian Virtual Science and Engineering Fair (NAIVSEF) is a Society for Science and the Public (SSP) affiliated science fair and as such is part of the larger SSP fair network. 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.

Per Intel ISEF rules, only high school students (grades 9-12) may go on to participate in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF). AISES pays the travel and registration fees for the Senior Division Grand Award winners and their sponsors to attend the Intel ISEF in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 13-18, 2018.


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. 

Students must be AISES Members

  •  You can learn more about AISES membership here:
  •  Students will be required to enter a current AISES Member ID in the online application.
  •  Current members may find their AISES Member ID by logging into the AISES Membership Portal.

Questions: If you have questions, please contact Brianna Hall at (720) 552-6123 ext. 119 or


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