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2021 Virtual SASEF Dates

The tentative dates for the 2021 SASEF are March 29-30, 2021. Please note that the event will be hosted via a virtual platform in 2021. To learn more about what this will look like please visit this page to learn more about last year’s 2020 virtual event.

Registration Information

Registration for the 2021 SASEF is open now. Click here for details on the registration process.

Join the Virtual Science Club!

Join the Virtual Science Club for free. Click here to learn more about this club that meets twice per month. Meetings include guest speakers and small-group breakouts hosted by volunteer mentors.

Southern Appalachian Science & Engineering Fair

The Southern Appalachian Science & Engineering Fair (SASEF) is traditionally an annual event held at Thompson Boling Arena during the last week of March or first week of April. Students are invited to present their research covering a variety of categories in STEM.There are two divisions of competition — Junior Division for middle school students, grades 6 – 8, and Senior Division for high school students, grades 9 – 12.

In 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SASEF was hosted in a virtual format. Check out these photos of the 2020 event. You can also find a list of the 2020 award winners here.

Watch the 2020 Award Ceremony below!


SASEF consists of the 23-county region as shown on the map below. If you are not in one of these counties visit this page here for more information.

SASEF Service Area Map