For Students

The Expo event for 2022 is planned to be held on site.  Details will be posted as they develop.  Contact Us if you have questions.

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Expo Schedule for students:   It is expected that the 2022 Expo will take place on a single day, and details will be posted as they develop.

Deadlines   For access to pages of Dates, Deadlines, Rules and Forms, click HERE.

Below are links to additional information to help assist you prepare for, register for, and participate in the NHSEE Expo:


Get information on planning a project schedule, creating a research plan and keeping an experimental notebook.


Learn about the various competitions that you can enter.


We are now taking registrations for 2022. Before you register, you need to decide what your investigation is going to be about, and complete a Research Plan. Once you have a Research Plan, you can then register. A  brief description of the planned experiment required in the registration form.  Registrations are done on-line through STEM Wizard by going to 

If the project involves human participants, vertebrate animals, and/or potentially hazardous biological agents, the next step is to send in paperwork for pre-approval. The pre-approval deadline is Friday, December 3, 2021. Check the ISEF Rules for details. For access to pages of Dates, Deadlines, Rules and Forms, click HERE. If the project needs pre-approval, the paperwork needs to be sent in by the required date. (See NOTE below about Submiting Paperwork.)

To determine a time estimate and schedule for your project, go to the top of this page and click on the link titled Resources, then click on the link for Planning your Project Schedule. This will provide a set of steps and a way to plan your timing.

When the investigation is finished, you need to submit paperwork for final approval by Fri, Feb 18, 2022. Payment needs to be mailed in with the paperwork for Final Approval. The cost is $20 per student. For example, if a project has three students, the cost to register that project will be $60.  (See NOTE below about Submiting Paperwork and payments.)

If you want more details on the Scientific Review Committee (SRC), and the review process for pre-approval and final approval, you can click here.

NOTE: Submitting Paperwork: Submission of paperwork for pre-approval is done after on-line registration.  When you do the on-line registration, you will receive an email confirmation.  Print a copy of the confirmation and include it with the paperwork submission. Submission of paperwork for final approval is done after experimentation is completed.  Fill out the required forms and get any necessary signatures.  Include the Talent Release form and a check for payment. Paperwork may be submitted as paper forms, or as electronic files attached to an email.  In either case, KEEP A COPY. For either paper or electronic submission, print out all the needed forms, complete them, and get all the required signatures.  If you are doing a paper submission, make a second copy of all the completed forms.  Send in one set of the forms, and keep one copy for your records.  To do an electronic submission, scan the completed forms into a pdf format and email the scanned forms to  Keep the paper forms for your records.  The check(s) for payment must be sent in by standard mail to NHSEE, PO Box 5202, Manchester, NH  03108-5202. If sending paper forms by mail, use the same PO Box address.

Special Awards

For more info, click HERE.



There may be visitors for the 2022 Expo, and specifics will be posted as available.


1. If you want to bring visitors to the Expo, we must know in advance because we are very limited for time and space. To register visitors, please go to CONTACT US and select the category “Visitors.” Please include in the contact message how many visitors you would like to bring, and whether they are students or adults. You may quickly get to the CONTACT US page by clicking HERE.

2. Visitors can view the exhibits and talk to students while they are setting up (until judging starts at 10:00 AM), or again after judging is completed (approx 1:00 PM).

3. They could view the exhibits, but not talk to students, during the judging time between 10:00 and 1:00, but must be accompanied by an Expo official.

4. If they want a lunch, it costs $8.00.


Homeschooled students are just as eligible as other students.  At this time, there is no pre-qualification fair.  They can enter directly to this one.  The process of registration, application, and approval is the same as for students in regular schools.  If a form asks for a teacher contact, a homeschooled student would give the name of the parent/guardian who is doing the schooling. Please contact us for more information.