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NEGA Regional Science & Engineering Fair

Date: Saturday, February 3, 2024
Time: 8:00am-3:00pm (registration begins at 8:00am, Awards Ceremony at 2:30pm)
Location: Piedmont University at 1021 Central Ave, Demorest, GA 30535

There is no registration fee for students to


Oconee River GYSTC partners with Piedmont University to provide this event.

Piedmont University dedicates itself to the transformative power of education through reciprocal learning, the development of compassionate leaders, and the stewardship of our local and global communities.


Piedmont University's Department of Natural Sciences provides and encourages advanced understanding within the chosen content area utilizing an interdisciplinary approach and guided independent research. This approach fosters the development of critical thinking and scientific reasoning skills that are characteristic of prepared, informed, competitive, and open-minded graduates.

Rules & Policies

For guidance on which school and regional level fair a student should attend, including what to do if the student’s school does not have its own school-level fair, see the Georgia Fair Participation Policy.

To be eligible for competition at the Northeast Georgia Regional Fair and Georgia Science & Engineering Fair, projects must follow the International Rules for Pre-College Science Research (“ISEF Rules & Guidelines”), including adherence to research approval protocol and completion of required forms.

It is the responsibility of the student and supporting adults to know the rules and evaluate the proposed project before experimentation begins. Most projects involving human participants, vertebrate animals, or potentially hazardous biological agents require approval prior to experimentation.

The following tools can help determine what forms and approvals are required for the project:

Students, parents, and teachers are also encouraged to review the following information. Failure to meet deadlines or follow instructions may result in disqualification.


Event Timeline:​​​

  • January 22, 2024 - NEGA RSEF registration due​

  • February 3, 2024 - Northeast Georgia Regional Science & Engineering Fair @ Piedmont University in Demorest, GA​

  • February 6, 2024 - GSEF registration due from regional competitions​

  • April 11-13, 2024 - Georgia Science & Engineering Fair @ The Classic Center in Athens, GA

  • May 11-17, 2024 - International Science & Engineering Fair in Los Angeles, California

Email questions to William Dodd at

Click Here to Register Projects

We are always looking for expert judges with science & engineering backgrounds. If you are interested in supporting the development of the next generation of scientists & engineers please complete the volunteer form linked below!

Click Here To Complete The Volunteer Form


To be added to the meeting invitations or for more information please contact William Dodd, Regional Coordinator - Oconee River GYSTC, at

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