Welcome to the Terra Northeast

Regional Science & Engineering Fair!

Welcome, all students in grades 5-12* from Akwesasne and Clinton, Essex, Franklin, and St. Lawrence Counties!


Registration for TNRSEF will begin December 18th.

SUNY Potsdam Campus Map
TNRSEF Student Schedule



Research / Engineering Design:  RED How-to Guide
Experimental data or engineering steps
Junior: Grades 5-8*  (Jr. RED)  Senior: Grades 9-12 (Sr. RED)
Topic Presentations: Topic How-to Guide
STEM topics or models, NO data
Grades 5-12 (Topic)

*Younger students who place in 6th grade math or above on this approved Math Placement Tool may compete in the TRFSEF.


All RED students should review the required safety paperwork before you start experimenting or building your design.

Senior RED SRC Forms
Junior RED Safety Forms
Email the SRC Chair with questions.



Check these out for even more student information:
Potsdam Student Resources
Project idea wizard at Science Buddies
See what a fair is all about!
TNRSEF Save the Date
Available Awards
Senior Level Citation Guide
Junior Level Citation Guide

If you have questions, email the Science Fair Director.


Sample Fair Day Schedule:

9:30am – 10:00am 
Student and judge REGISTRATION

10:00am – 11:30am
Display and Safety review of projects- Students stay with their projects until they
are approved by Display and Safety. Final SRC approval for Senior Research students. Judges train with their leaders, then preview the projects assigned to them. CAMPUS TOURS to labs!

11:30am – 12:00pm
Pick up free student lunches as directed

12:00pm – 2:00pm

2:00pm – 4:00pm
Students rotate among special activities in the front of the Exhibit Hall. Judge deliberation runs from 2:00pm – 3:30pm.

3:45pm -4:00pm
Clean-up and prep for Public Viewing

4:00pm – 5:00pm
PUBLIC VIEWING- Students are at their projects chatting with visitors while official Fair Photographers circulate

5:00pm – 5:30pm
Break down projects. Our students’ families, friends, and teachers are enthusiastically
invited to attend the Reception, beginning at 5:00pm, and stay for the Awards Ceremony.

5:30pm – 6:30pm
AWARDS CEREMONY- Our students’ families, friends, and teachers are enthusiastically
invited to attend the Awards Ceremony.