Metropolitan Science and Engineering Fair, Inc.

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Dan Sitzman, President
Primary Contact Name
Dan Sitzman
Main Address

2001 South 6th St
Omaha, NE 68108
United States

What We Do

Metropolitan Science & Engineering Fair (MSEF) provides a venue for all grade 6-12 students to showcase their own investigations of STEM concepts that contribute to the understanding of our world and universe. Projects are judged by area college instructors and practicing professionals in the project's field. MSEF serves as the regional qualifier for the Nebraska Junior Academy's (NJAS) state science fair. The top 6 MSEF projects from each division will compete in the NJAS Science Fair competition. The top projects at NJAS are invited to present and be published by the American Junior Academy of Sciences.

Interesting Info
  • 274 students registered to compete at the 2023 fair, with 243 projects representing 10 high schools and 12 middle schools
  • MSEF consists entirely of volunteer leadership from area schools, universities, professional STEM organizations and STEM businesses
  • Our goal is to encourage student research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts.
Volunteer Opportunities

Research Mentor
Repeats daily for 191 times

MSEF Planning Committee Member
Repeats monthly on the 19th at 4:00pm for 8 times
Duration of 1 hour

MSEF Special Awards Judge
Flexible Timing

MSEF Judge
Duration of 5 hours 15 minutes

Photos and Videos
AFCEA Award winners 2023
Senior Division awardees 2023