University of Utah Science & Engineering Fair


slvsef1The University of Utah Science and Engineering Fair (USEF), formerly known as the Salt Lake Valley Science and Engineering Fair (SLVSEF), is open to students in grades 5-12 in Salt Lake, Granite, Park City, Murray, Canyons, and Tooele school districts. Each year, USEF works with students, their teachers, and their parents to foster a love for STEM.

USEF’s mentor matching program pairs students with experts in their field of interest, so that they can explore a topic with breadth, depth, and scientific accuracy. Students come up with interesting and innovative science projects on topics ranging from animal sciences to engineering and medicine.

Projects are evaluated by volunteer judges with expertise in the subject matter. Senior division winners (grades 9-12) are eligible to compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), the world’s largest pre-college science fair.

For additional information, or to learn about participating as a student, judge, mentor, or sponsor, visit

USEF Staff

Morgan Barron

USEF Special Awards Assistant

Jody Oostema, USEF Program Manager