Save the Date! LRSEF 2023 is March 4.
August 2022 Newsletter

Back to school and back to LRSEF

As the school year kicks off, we're excited to kick off plans for LRSEF 2023 as well. Mark your calendar for LRSEF on March 4, 2023. We're planning for an in-person fair at UofL's Swain Student Activities Center. KY-SEF will be March 24-25 at Eastern Kentucky University. ISEF will also be in-person in 2023 in Dallas, TX. 

You're Invited: LRSEF Annual Meeting

Students, teachers, parents and judges are welcome to join us for our annual meeting on Monday, September 12. Hear highlights from the 2022 fair, including updates from participating students.  

When: Monday, September 12, 6 – 8 p.m. ET

WhereGE Appliances Monogram Hall

Learn More & RSVP


Teachers: Join us for an LRSEF Professional Development Session

LRSEF is hosting a professional development session for middle and high school teachers. We will provide supporting documentation, timelines, and other resources to help you and your students on their science and engineering research with the goal of presenting their work at LRSEF.

This PD session is open to both JCPS and non-JCPS teachers.

When: Wednesday, September, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. ET
Where: J. Graham Brown School; 546 S. 1st St.; Louisville, KY 40202

If you are a JCPS teacher, go to Vector Solutions, select “Available Events”, pick September, and then type science fair in the search bar. The PD session will then appear. 

Learn More & Register


Make a plan to support LRSEF during Give for Good Louisville.

Louisville's annual day of giving is Thursday, September 15. Your gift to LRSEF can go even further when you make a gift online during Give for Good Louisville because of matching funds and prizes offered throughout the day. 

Funds raised for LRSEF directly support students as they pursue STEM research through entry to the fair, awards and prizes, and travel expenses for students promoted to ISEF. Look out for email and social media reminders leading up to September 15 and make a plan to give!


2022-2023 School Equipment Grants

LRSEF is committed to increasing the science fair participation of under-represented minority (URM) and low-income students. To boost URM-science-fair participation, LRSEF is awarding several $800 school grants to purchase science fair supplies and equipment. The equipment purchased must be used for student research by URM and low-income students with the goal of having your students present at LRSEF.  

The program is funded by LRSEF’s Amazon Innovation Grant. 

Learn More & Apply

Get inspired at Louisville Maker Faire

Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments and projects. It's a free, family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. Maker Faire is sponsored by our partners at GE Appliances APAF.

When: Saturday, September 10, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. ET

Where: UofL's Swain Student Activities Center


LRSEF has a new website! 

Visit the update LRSEF website at to access student and teacher resources, project inspiration and the latest news from LRSEF.


Make A Gift Online

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