The Central Sound Regional Science & Engineering Fair (CSRSEF) is an annual science and engineering competition for 9th-12th grade students in King and Snohomish Counties in Washington State. The CSRSEF encourages and rewards innovative student research and provides professional scientists and engineers the chance to interact with some of the best and brightest young students in the greater Seattle/Everett region.


Ethan, Sonia, Sophia 2015 Grand Champion Gokul Gowri from Inglemoor High School! And Ethan Perrin, Sonia Murthy, and Sophia Tevosyan from the STEM School were the First Runners Up!

Our top two projects win a trip to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), a week-long annual celebration and competition that occurred last year in Pittsburgh during the spring.

Our grand champion is Gokul Gowri (top), from Inglemoor High School, with his project, “Designing a Novel Influenza Vaccine using in silico Analysis.”

The project that won First-Runner Up was done by students Sonia Murthy, Ethan Perrin, Sophia Tevosyan from the STEM school, entitled, “Implementation of a Carbon Dioxide Refrigeration System as a Cogeneration Appliance and Alternative to Halocarbon-based Refrigeration systems.” This is the first time CSRSEF has awarded one of its top prizes to a team.

Click HERE for a list of all the awards given at CSRSEF 2015.

The upcoming 2016 CSRSEF will be on Saturday, March 12th at Bellevue College.

Are you a middle school student in King or Snohomish counties? You may go directly to the Washington State Science and Engineering Fair.

Why do a Science or Engineering Fair Project?

The top 2 winners of the fair will win all-expense paid trips to compete in the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair in Phoenix, AZ in May 2016.  Prizes will be awarded to category winners and several local and national organizations will be on hand to present special awards.

Benefits of Science Fair Projects:

  • Looks great on resumes and college applications
  • Develops skills in critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and organization
  • Meets many of the Washington State Science Learning Standards
  • Gives students the opportunity to explore their unique interests in science and engineering
  • Connects students to science and engineering professions
  • Makes learning engaging and fun!

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2014 CSRSEF Winners Both from Interlake High School

Date posted: November 13, 2014

Congratulations to Grand Champion Meera Srinivasan (Environmental Sciences—Investigating the Sublethal Effects of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons on Salmon, using Zebrafish as a Model Organism) and Runner up Alisha Saxena (Computer Science—Analyzing and Preventing Quick Response Code Based Malware and Phishing Attacks for Smartphones). Both women are from Interlake High School, and were winners at the state level …more about 2014 CSRSEF Winners Both from Interlake High School