To participate in this year's fair, you will need to A) create a ZFairs account and B) register for the STEM Fair through the Community Education Office. After your project paperwork is reviewed in January, you will need to C) upload a video presentation and three images into Zfairs for virtual judging in February.
A) You can begin creating your Zfair account starting on Monday, November 8, 2021. You do not need to upload all your information into Zfairs at one time, and you can begin your account and add information later on. If your project requires Scientific Review Committee (SRC) approval, however, you should upload your fair paperwork and your completed research plan as soon as you are able after November 8. You have until Friday, January 21, 2022 to upload all of your paperwork into Zfairs.
B) All students must register for the STEM Fair through the Community Education Office (507-328-4000) by no later than Friday, January 21, 2022 to be eligible for this year's regional fair. You can register to present a project, a research paper, or both. You will pay your registration fee ($15 for project or paper; $30 for project and paper) at this time. If you are part of a team, all team members must register individually through Community Education and pay the registration fee.
C) Videos and three supplementary images for virtual judging must by uploaded into Zfairs no later than Wednesday, February 9, 2022. Full video guidelines from the Minnesota State Science and Engineering Fair will be available shortly.
Online review of projects will begin through Zfairs on February 12, 2022. Paper judging will occur at Friedell Middle School on the evening of February 15, 2022. The STEM Fair will be held during normal school hours at the Rochester Regional Sports Complex at RCTC on Friday, February 18, 2022.