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 This is no longer the main web site for the MTSEF. You are automatically directed to the new site by using

As of July 1, 2012 the director of the MTSEF is Dr. Steven Hamilton of the APSU biology department. This web site will remain under my care as an archive of information for the MTSEF from the years 2003-2012. Dr. Hamilton's email is and his phone number is 931-221-7783. All contact info, rules, and other info on this site is not current and refers to the fair held in 2012. Use to get the current rules and information.


2012 ISEF news!

 Our grand prize winners were Adam Bowman  and Jiahe (Ben) Gu. They were given an all expense paid trip by APSU to compete at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, PA during May 14-18.

Adam received a 1st place cash award from the Air Force and a cash award from the Navy. Ben received a cash award from the American Society for Microbiology. Adam also received a 4rd place in the Physics and Astronomy category and Ben received a 2nd place in the Microbiology category. Great work and the best from any TN fair! Ben and Adam were competing against more than 1500 finalists from over 60 countries and territories around the world. Pictures of the 2012 ISEF as well as the MTSEF can be found in the archives.


Helpful hints from the SRC

 2012 MTSEF Registration Form (pdf)  (new)

Travel and parking information for the  MTSEF (pdf)
                    Maps of campus

MTSEF Office Location
Sundquist, Room C304
Chemistry Department
P. O. Box 4547
Clarksville, TN 37044
Phone (931) 221-7292
FAX   (931) 221-6261


The Middle TN Science and Engineering Fair (MTSEF) is sponsored by Austin Peay State University and is affiliated with the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), organized by Science Service, Inc. The goal of MTSEF is to provide a forum for middle and high school students of the Middle TN region to exhibit their scientific and engineering project to the public. Projects are also considered for awards in various scientific and engineering categories by MTSEF - selected judges, and by local, national, and international sponsors.  Up to two Grand Prizes may be awarded at each MTSEF, contingent on our yearly re-affiliation with the ISEF. These Grand Prize winners are sent to compete in the ISEF, which is typically held in May of each year. Expenses for Grand Prize Winners and their sponsors are paid by Austin Peay State University. While MTSEF allows students from grades 6-12 to participate, Grand Prize winners must be from grades 9-12. MTSEF and ISEF accept team projects.

As an affiliated fair of ISEF, we require that projects adhere to ISEF regulations. These regulations mandate that proper care must be taken to insure the safety of the student researcher, any human subjects, and the public, as well as proper treatment of vertebrate animals that are used in experimental studies. Students must work under the guidance of an adult sponsor (typically a teacher), and possibly other specialists depending on the nature of the student's project.

This site will always be in development.  Come back often!

Ron Robertson, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry, "Labman"
Fair Director 2003-2012

Middle TN Science and Engineering Fair
Austin Peay State University
Sundquist, Room C304
P. O. Box 4547
Clarksville TN 37044
(931) 221-7292
 (931) 221- 6261

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