Central Alabama Regional Science and Engineering Fair

March 7, 2020

At the UAB Recreation Center

Birmingham, AL

The UAB Center for Community OutReach Development (CORD) is pleased to host the 2020 Central Alabama Regional Science and Engineering Fair (CARSEF). The Fair is open to all middle and high school students in Bibb, Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Chilton, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Dekalb, Etowah, Jefferson, Randolph, St. Clair, Shelby, Talladega, and Walker counties. Typically, students must win 1st – 3rd place in their school or district Science and Engineering Fair. However, if your school does not have a fair, you may compete in the UAB Fair by recommendation from your science teacher.

To Advance to the Alabama State Fair and the Intel International Fair, students MUST complete all requirements prior to the deadlines designated by the Intel Science Fair Guidelines. All presenters must meet the Intel Science Fair animal protection and human use requirements prior to being allowed to present.

All forms and applications are due January 31, 2020. The forms and applications can be emailed to Kevin Jarrett at, faxed to the CARSEF Office at (205)934-5158, or mailed to CARSEF, c/o UAB-CORD, 5th Floor CHSB19 933 19th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35294-2041.

If your school fair is after January 31, 2020; you can request an application deadline extension by contacting Kevin Jarrett no later than January 31, 2020. Please email or call (205)934-5125 with any questions. 

Regional Fair 1st – 3rd place winners, in each category, will advance to compete at the State Fair in Huntsville, Alabama. Top four Senior Division winners of the UAB Regional Fair will automatically advance to the Intel International Fair in Anaheim, CA..

Please feel free to contact us at (205) 934-5125 (CARSEF office) or (205) 934-5171 (CORD main office) or you can reach us by email at