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Suggested Teacher Timeline

August – September:
  • Student selects research topic, begins literature review in library
  • Student completes literature review (background research for report); writes hypothesis, objectives, and methods and materials; prepares data book; completes necessary paperwork such as human subjects forms
  • SASEF Teacher Grants Due
November – December:
  • Student completes experiment, analyzes data, writes report and abstract
  • Deadline for pre-approval paperwork that includes scientific reviews by SASEF Scientific Review Committee (SRC)
  • In-school fairs may be held at this time (if held after the Feb 28th deadline, then students qualify for the following year’s SASEF, not this year’s); winners selected to participate in SASEF
  • Student completes data book
  • Student uses online entry site to complete entry forms
  • SASEF entry forms due at the end of February
  • Student and teacher are informed about acceptance into SASEF, all paperwork issues must be resolved
  • Student prepares poster; practices for judge interviews
  • SASEF judging is set for March 26, 2024, and will be hosted in the Student Union on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville campus
  • SASEF award ceremony is set for the first week of April on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville campus
  • The International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) is held about mid-May each year. Several students from SASEF will qualify and attend ISEF