IMPORTANT DATES

Monday, February 13, 2023:

Online submission deadline for MSEF Registration Form, Form 1 (Checklist for Adult Sponsor/Safety Form, including adult’s signature), Form 1A (Student Checklist), Research Plan (1-2 page description in your own words about your project), and Form 1B (Approval Form, including student and parent/guardian signatures), and other forms
specified for the project by ISEF Rules Wizard. Middle School students (“Junior Division”) may complete the “Nebraska Junior Academy of Sciences Junior Division Project Form” instead of Forms 1, 1A, and 1B.

Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 4:00 – 6:30 PM 

MSEF Project Set Up at Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. A member of the MSEF Rules Committee will verify that your display meets the size and safety requirements. Allow up to 30 minutes to complete check-in, set up, and obtain Rules Committee approval for your display. 4:00 – 6:30 PM (Senior and Junior Division)

Wednesday, March 22, 2023, OHDZA

  • MSEF Check-in at Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

    • 7:15 – 7:45 AM (Senior Division) at OHDZA Wild Kingdom Pavilion

    • 7:45 – 8:25 AM (Junior Division) at OHDZA Education Conference Center (adjacent to Scott Aquarium)

MSEF Project Judging:

  • 8:00 AM – 11:30 PM (Senior Division) at OHDZA Wild Kingdom Pavilion (Senior Division)

  • 8:30 AM – 11:30 PM (Junior Division) at OHDZA Education Conference Center (adjacent to Scott Aquarium)

  • 11:30 – 12:00 PM Lunch

  • 11:45 AM-12:45 PM Public Viewing

  • 12:45 PM Project removal

  • 1:00 PM Departure

Thursday, March 23, 2023:

Invitations to Award Ceremony sent to award recipients and sponsors

Monday, March 27, 2023 (by invitation)

  • 6:00-6:10 PM Optional Display Set Up

  • 6:15-6:45 PM Public viewing begins

  • 6:45-8:15 PM Keynote and Awards Ceremony

  • 8:40 pm: Public viewing ends

Thursday, April 20, 2023 (by invitation)

NJAS State Science Fair, Nebraska Wesleyan University