Video submissions due February 5, 2021
Video submissions due February 5, 2021


Tuesday, January 26, 2021:
Due: MSEF Digital Registration Form, Form 1, Research Plan (Form 1A + attachment) and Approval Form (Form 1B)

Friday, February 5, 2021:

Due: Digital submission of links to pre-recorded video presentation of project, written report, and copy of display (either photo of project board or a slide of a poster from a template)


Wednesday, February 24, 2021:

Invitations to MSEF Final Round judging sent to sponsors and finalists

Wednesday, March 3, 2021:
MSEF Finalists Project Set Up at Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. A member of the 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)

Thursday, March 4, 2021:
MSEF Check-in at Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

  • 7:15 – 7:45 AM (Senior Division)
  • 7:45 – 8:25 AM (Junior Division)

Final Round MSEF Project Judging (Live)

  • 8:00 AM – 11:30 PM at OHDZA Daugherty Education Center (Senior Division)
  • 8:30 AM – 11:30 PM at OHDZA Education Conference Center (adjacent to Scott Aquarium) (Junior Division)
  • 11:45 – 12:00 PM Departure to return to participants' schools

NOTE: MSEF is prepared to pivot to an entirely remote, live final round of judging on March 4 should Douglas, Sarpy and Washington County Health Departments and other advisors recommend so.


Monday, March 8, 2021:
Invitations to Award Ceremony sent to award recipients and sponsors
Friday, March 12, 2021:
RSVP due for Awards Ceremony
Saturday, March 20, 2021:
    • 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM: Optional Display Set Up
    • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM: Public viewing begins
    • 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM: Keynote and Awards Ceremony
    • 11:55 AM: Public viewing ends
Thursday, April 22, 2021:
NJAS State Science Fair at Nebraska Wesleyan University

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