Other New Mexico Regional Fairs and State Science Fair

Central New Mexico Science & Engineering Research Challenge

Starting in 1959 as the NWNM Science & Engineering Fair, the Central New Mexico Science & Engineering Research Challenge has helped thousands of students and their teachers with scientific research/engineering projects. Winners of these local research competitions move on to regional, state, and potentially international science and engineering fairs.

The Central New Mexico Science & Engineering Research Challenge is divided into two divisions:

Junior Division

Grades 6 - 8

Senior Division

Grades 9 - 12

Our organization qualifies approximately 80 Junior and Senior Division projects to compete in the CNM State Science & Engineering Fair every year. We then send up to four top-qualifying Senior Division exhibits (individuals and teams) and their sponsoring teachers to the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair.


In addition to learning about science and engineering, our student exhibitors are introduced into the real world of science, learning first-hand about the scientific method, acquiring the skills to present their projects, understanding the rules of competition and teamwork that exist in the real world of science and technology today. Science and Engineering "Fairs" clearly require students to research and demonstrate scientific principles, a valuable skill that will last a lifetime.

Other Regional New Mexico Science & Engineering Fairs

For a listing of all Intel ISEF affiliated fairs, click here: Find an Intel ISEF Fair

Below are the Intel ISEF affiliated research competitions in New Mexico. Please follow their links for current information on deadlines, event dates and locations if you reside in a region outside Central New Mexico.

New Mexico Science &
Engineering Fair
New Mexico Tech
Socorro, New Mexico

Four Corners Regional Engineering and Science Fair
Grants, NM
Phone: 505-287-3604

San Juan Regional Science Fair
Farmington, New Mexico

Northeastern Regional Science Fair
New Mexico Highlands University
Las Vegas, New Mexico

Southeastern Regional Science Fair
Eastern New Mexico University
Portales, New Mexico

Southwestern Regional Science Fair
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, New Mexico

National American Indian Science & Engineering Fair
Albuquerque, New Mexico