COMPETITION DATES: State Competition is Friday March 24, 2023 at NCSSM-Durham (in-person)
REGISTRATION DATES: 2023 Opens After Regional Meetings. Students compete regionally before states
Registering for the NCSAS State Competition
Your District Director will let you know if you have qualified for the State competition and will provide you with a password for registration. NCSSM Durham students register directly for the state event.
Registration has now closed for finalists. Regional events may be in-person or regional. The state event is tentative to be in-person in 2023.
NOTE: NCSSM now has two campuses in North Carolina. This event takes place at the Durham campus.
First, make sure that you meet the Project Guidelines.
Then, Register through the link above.
Before submitting, please read the following:
The following is applicable only when the meeting is in person - (While at the meeting, the chaperones are responsible for the safety and conduct of the students under their care. NCSAS cannot assume any liability for persons attending this meeting. The cost of the registration includes a box dinner.)
In submitting the registration form, students and teachers/chaperones acknowledge that they have read the guidelines for the Advanced Category and certify that to the best of their knowledge, this paper either does or does not meet any of the criteria which would place it in the Advanced category.
You must include a completed Animal Use Form if you use animals in your research.
Students who participate in an NCSAS District or State Competition automatically become members of NCSAS.
Detailed instructions sent out for judges March 20th, students March 21st.
Friday, March 25 North Carolina Student Academy of Science State Event
2:00-3:15 pm Student Registration in Bryan Lobby (best to arrive by 3 p.m.)
3:00-3:30 pm STEM sharing / Overview of Presentation and Judging / Introduction of NCSSM
2:30-4:00 pm Judge Registration in Bryan Lobby (right/main entrance)
3:00-3:30 pm Judge Training Session I
3:30-4:00 p.m. Judge Training Session II
3:30-4:30. Guest Speaker. Dr. Rebecca Helm, Department of Biology, University of North Carolina-Asheville.
4:30-4:45 Move to presentation rooms
4:45-6:30 Presentations in Rooms (snacks/water available)
6:30-7:00 Judge decisions / science communication sprint (high school) / tours (middle school)
7:00-7:45 Students dinner with judges / chaperones and guests dinner
8:00-9:00 Award Ceremony