Congratulations to the 135 NYCSEF Finalists!

On Sunday, March 8th, 530 students and 363 projects from 35 high schools presented their research to over 160 judges. Advancing to the Finals are 135 students and 103 projects from 27 high schools.

While we could not convene in person in March under the blue whale, the New York City Science and Engineering Fair (NYCSEF) still wants to bring the science fair community together. Join NYCSEF for the 2020 Finalists Virtual Exhibition in July! The NYCSEF Finalists are just a taste of what you see presented at NYCSEF. All of the students that presented during the Preliminary Round were exceptional!

NYCSEF 2020 Finalists are invited to submit their project at the link provided in their notification email!

The Next Generation of STEM Leaders

The NYC Science & Engineering Fair (NYCSEF) is the largest high school research competition in NYC. NYCSEF’s mission is to celebrate and highlight the innovation of New York City’s high school scholars conducting STEM research while inspiring enthusiasm and appreciation for scientific inquiry. Each year, hundreds of students participate at NYCSEF but only about 450 projects, 600 students earn the chance to exhibit their research and compete for a chance to represent NYC at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).

NYCSEF is the affiliated with the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) and is the regional fair for NYC. Winners of the NYCSEF competition advance to represent Team NYC at the ISEF and compete for more than $4,000,000 in awards and scholarships.

Students or schools interested in participating in future NYCSEF events are encouraged to review the NYCSEF Guidelines. Please email NYCSEF at