The Southern Utah Science and Engineering Fair (SUSEF) is a regional science competition for students in grades 5-12. It has been held on the campus of Southern University for over 35 years and has been affiliated with the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair since 1974.
Projects from each of two fairs (Junior and Senior) are judged and first through third place awards are given in each category. Numerous special awards from various corporate bodies and government agencies are awarded. In 2010, over $80,000 in awards and prizes were given, including SUU scholarships and a $10,000 scholarship from Symantec Corporation.
Participants in grades 5-8 may enter the Junior Fair. The top 10% of Junior Fair projects in grades 6-8 may be nominated for the Broadcom MASTERS Competition, held in Washington D.C. in October.
Participants in grades 9-12 may enter the Senior Fair. Outstanding Senior Fair projects will be eligible to advance to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, where they compete against students from over 40 nations for millions of dollars in prize and scholarship money.