The Mississippi Region II Science and Engineering Fair (MSEF-R2), is one of the state’s largest regional science competitions, providing a platform for more than 1,200 K12 students from 6 counties in central Mississippi to showcase their independent research and compete for cash prizes and awards in 10 categories.
Hundreds of students in Region II compete each year in local and school-sponsored science fairs. The winners of the local competitions go on to participate in SSP-affiliated regional and state fairs from which the best win the opportunity to attend Intel ISEF.
Jackson State University, the host of MSEF-R2, partners with dozens of corporate, academic, government and science-focused sponsors to offer the support and awards for MSEF-R2. Divisions and departments of various academic units collaborate to provide support for the lower and upper fairs, including the recruitment of 100s of volunteers and judges, and venue and security logistics and services.
MSEF Region II Upper Fair Winners: Raveena Aggarwal – St. Andrews Episcopal School, Best of Fair; Alyssa Pennington - Murrah High School, 1st Place Overall; Andrew Neely – St. Andrews Episcopal School, 2nd Place Overall and Nikhil Arora – St. Andrews Episcopal School, 3rd Place Overall.