Fair Schedule

Kean University, Union Campus
All TNJSF Activities: STEM Building
The classrooms on the second floor will be available for parents and advisors to relax, have a cup of coffee, or whatever during the entire event.
Saturday, March 23, 2024
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Project setup and safety reviews. Food service available in the nearby restaurants.
After students check in at entrance, get their nametags, and go to their exhibit area to set up projects.
  • All projects will be displayed in the Atrium (ground floor) and in the entrance foyer.
  • After setting up your project, go to the staff area (beside the elevators in the foyer) to start your review process.
  • Once the project is approved, take your SIGNED approval form back to the staff area to get your Entry Certificate and T-shirt.
  • After your signed approval form is turned in, your registration is complete.
2:00 - 2:30 p.m. Judges' briefing in judges' room.
2:30 - 5:00 p.m. Category judging. STUDENTS AT PROJECTS!!
Advisors and parents are not allowed in exhibition area.
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Judges' conference in judge's room to determine category award winners.
Sunday, March 24, 2024
9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Students arrive at projects for judging at 9:30 a.m.
Judges' briefing in judges' room.
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Judging for special awards and ISEF Trip Award finalists. STUDENTS AT PROJECTS!!
Advisors and parents are not allowed in exhibition area.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Advisor meeting in room TBA
10:00-10:30 Ken Lyons and Matt Toth will discuss SRC procedures and answer questions.
10:30-11:00 Talk by Hemphill Award Winner, discussing the challenges of directing student research.
12:15 p.m. ISEF Trip Award Finalists announced.
Finalist list posted on the information screens in the exhibit hall, and on the website.
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch break for students.
Food service available in area restaurants. A list will be available at registration.
Judges' conference to evaluate projects and determine special award winners.
Finalists will be instructed to move projects to the Finalist judging room.
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. ISEF Trip Award judging. Finalists will be scheduled for interviews and must be at their projects this entire time.
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Exhibits open to the publiv.
  • 1:30-2:15 p.m. -- Students on EVEN numbered projects at their projects.
  • 2:15-3:00 == Students oj ODD numbered projects at their projects.
3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Afternoon break. Note: food service is available in surrounding area.
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony. Entrance level Auditorium: Open to the public.
Venue will open at 5:15 p.m.
7:00 - 7:30 p.m. Projects removed. Please dismantle your exhibit as quickly as possible after 7:00 p.m.
NOTE that projects not removed during this time may be discarded.
Projects are not to be removed early. Doing so may result in disqualification of your entry.

In case of a WEATHER EMERGENCY, please check the websites for updated information.