Top middle and high school entries advance to national competitions
The Middle Tennessee Science and Engineering Fair (MTSEF) is the premiere STEM competition for middle and high school students in Nashville-Davidson County and its surrounding counties.
Years in Middle Tennessee
Funded entirely through sponsorships
Strong rural & urban
Female participants & winners
Judges consist of college educators and industry professionals
Scientific and Engineering Categories
24 Counties Across Middle Tennessee
MTSEF is an affiliate of the Society for Science and the Public and sends grand prize winners to compete at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) competition each year. Top middle school projects move on to compete in the Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering Rising Stars), the premiere national science and engineering competition for middle school students.
MTSEF is supported by the Middle Tennessee Science and Engineering Fair Foundation, an independent TN non-profit corporation serving to advance secondary school science and engineering education and student research in Middle Tennessee. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax- exempt entity and all donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
Encouraging science and engineering in secondary education throughout Middle Tennessee.
Advance the interest and participation of Middle Tennessee students in scientific inquiry-based learning.
Advance STEM fields in Middle Tennessee
Enhance perception of and exposure to STEM
Support representatives to the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)
Recognize those committed to educational excellence
Solicit scholarships and awards
Secure multi-year funding for MTSEF objectives
Maintain the highest code of conduct