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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

 Proud Host of

Western Massachusetts High School Science & Engineering Fair


March 9, 2018

***In the case of a snow emergency, the fair will be moved to Saturday March 10, 2018***
We will do our best to reach out to inform participants if this happens!  

Amsler Campus Center at MCLA

 Serving Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, & Hampshire Counties

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS! See the list of 2018 winners HERE


Individual RegistrationFair Details
Team RegistrationJudges Registration
SEFOS/SRC ApprovalMassachusetts Science Fair Manual & Forms

This year we are letting YOU create the look of the 2018 fair! Interested students can create a cover for the event program and submit it here! In addition to the winner's design being used, winners will also receive 4 tickets to MassMoCA!! 

Congratulations to all of last years participants!  Here is a list of the 2017 winners.

The 2018 Western Massachusetts Region 1 High School Science & Engineering Fair


All Presenters:

8:30am                          Registration

8:30am-9:30am          Exhibitor Set-up/Safety Check

9:30am-12:30pm         Judging

12:30-1:30pm             Lunch-provided by MCLA

1:30-2:15pm               Open to the Community

2:15pm                       Keynote Speaker & Awards Ceremony in Amsler  Gymnasium

Important Dates

  • December 3, 2017: Online Online SRC application deadline. As submitted they will be reviewed on a rolling basis for  approval. 
  • December 10, 2017: Copies of signed paperwork due to Regional SRC (if project falls under a Restricted Area of Research) Please see the SRC Instruction Guide on the website.
  • February 8, 2018: Western Mass Registration forms for competing projects (15 projects per school)
  • March 9, 2018: Western Mass High School Fair at MCLA
  • May 4 & 5, 2018: Mass State Fair at MIT
  • Intel SEF 2018: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 13-18, 2018

Students planning to begin their research this summer may use last year's forms and apply using SEFOS when ready.

Here is the link to the results from the MA State Fair held @ MIT on May 5th & 6th! Congrats to all of our winners!!!


Projects that fall under Restricted Areas of Research MUST be reviewed by Regional Scientific Committee before research begins. Restricted Areas of Research are projects that include:

  • Potentially Hazardous Biological Agents (microorganisms, rDNA, human and vertebrate animal tissue, blood, body fluids, etc.);
  • Vertebrate Animals;
  • Human Subjects;
  • Hazardous Chemicals, Activities, or Devices;
  • Controlled Substances.