The Science and Engineering Fair of Houston (SEFH) is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization that provides a unique and beneficial science educational service to junior and senior high school students in grades 6-12. SEFH is open to all qualifying students, independent of race, gender, religion, country of origin or socio-economic status.
SEFH serves as the regional fair for all junior and senior high school students in Harris County and 22 surrounding counties. Major regional fair winners are eligible to compete in the annual International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).
Through the development and presentation of science/engineering projects, students enhance the following abilities:
- Making observations
- Asking questions regarding particular phenomena or situations
- Formulating ideas and procedures for the solution of a problem
- Using complex and/or analytical reasoning skills to find an answer or a solution to a problem
- Effectively presenting their works to society
SEFH strongly believes in the importance of students learning how to apply their math and science knowledge beyond the classroom. The educational activities sponsored by SEFH complement the rapidly growing demand for students with technical skills. In addition, SEFH also sponsors a Science & Engineering Writing Contest and a Technical Poster Design Contest.