Pittsburgh Regional Science & Engineering Fair Registration
Schools, teachers and students
School Registration for PRSEF 2023 is open!
Updates for 2023: Please note, the 2023 registration fee to participate in PRSEF is $50 per project (individual and teams) but schools where 35%+ of their student population qualifies for or receives FRL/Title 1 funds will have their registration fee waived. If you qualify for the waived fee, please submit proof of FRL % on official school/district letterhead to Christie Orlosky, STEM Competitions Coordinator, at OrloskyC@CarnegieScienceCenter.org. This adjustment to the registration fee will not only make registration more equitable for individual and homeschool students that participate in the fair, but it will help reduce attrition, help encourage students to present quality research projects, and help increase PRSEF revenue.
Questions or concerns? Please email PRSEF@CarnegieScienceCenter.org.
Click here if your school is already registered and you need to register yourself as a teacher. To create projects, register students and complete scientific review forms, log in at www.STEMisphere.org/PRSEF and follow the instructions in the Adult Sponsor User Manual .
Check with your teacher or email PRSEF@CarnegieScienceCenter.org to see if your school is registered.
To apply to be considered for the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair, submit the ISEF Preliminary Registration form
Online judge registration will open on December 1 at www.STEMisphere.org/PRSEF
Project Research Forms
Pittsburgh Regional Science & Engineering Fair (PRSEF) is an affiliate fair of the Regeneron International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) . PRSEF complies with ISEF rules and with Federal regulations governing research to ensure the safety and well-being of humans and animals involved in student research, as well as the safety and welfare of the students themselves. Please visit ISEF Rules and Guidelines and PRSEF Rules and Guidelines for complete rules/regulations.
Note: Form 1, Form 1A including a research plan, Form 1B and the Form 3 Risk Assessment are required for ALL projects. Additional forms are required if the project involves a vertebrate animal, human beings, potentially hazardous biological agents, a controlled substance (prescription drugs, consumable ethyl alcohol or tobacco), a hazardous substance or device (firearms, explosives, radiation, lasers etc.) or if the project will be completed in a regulated research institution.
Forms for Teachers
The following forms will help you with the registration and project completion process.
- PRSEF Rulebook – Includes information about deadlines, registration paperwork, categories and more.
- Student and Teacher Handbook – Extensive resources for project ideas, project completion, judging and more.
- Guide to the Review Process – All teachers and/or adult sponsors MUST review this file before submitting students’ registration forms to the SRC (Scientific Review Committee).
- Perseverance Form – This should be completed by students who have participated in PRSEF for at least three years.
Email questions or comments to PRSEF@CarnegieScienceCenter.org or call the Science Fair office at 412.237.1534.