The NYC Science & Engineering Fair (NYCSEF) is the largest high school research competition in NYC and is sponsored through a partnership between the NYC Department of Education and CUNY. 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, approximately 700 students participate from across the five boroughs, presenting their research to a panel of STEM professionals who volunteer as judges, and compete for a variety of prizes.

Science fairs are gateways to a life-long fascination with science and with learning. Ask any scientist, engineer, or doctor about their science fair project and they invariably wax nostalgic and then explain how that event changed the course of their lives – regardless of whether it was a winning or losing endeavor. Science fairs put into practice the very skills that form successful academic and professional careers. It’s so much more than just a showcase of science experiments.

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

Congratulations to ISEF TEAM NYC 2018 for bringing home a total of $22,300 of award money and a renewable full tuition scholarship to West Virginia University! For more information about TEAM NYC results, click on TEAM NYC.

Students interested in participating in future NYCSEF events are encouraged to review the NYCSEF Guidelines. Please email NYCSEF at NYCSEF@cuny.edu, if you have any questions or call 718-254-7252.

Important Dates to know!

  1. NYCSEF Application goes LIVE!

    October 20th, 2018

    October 20, 2018 – Online Student/Project Registration Opens

    December 12, 2018 – Application Deadline

    March 3, 2019 – Preliminary Round at The City College of New York

    March 19, 2019 – Finals Round at The American Museum of Natural History

    March 25, 2019 – Awards Ceremony at The Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College

    March 28, 2019 – ISEF Finalists & Parent/Guardian Orientation

    May 12-17, 2019 – Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, AZ

  2. NYCSEF Application Deadline

    December 12th, 2018

    October 20, 2018 – Online Student/Project Registration Opens

    December 12, 2018 – Application Deadline

    March 3, 2019 – Preliminary Round at The City College of New York

    March 19, 2019 – Finals Round at The American Museum of Natural History

    March 25, 2019 – Awards Ceremony at The Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College

    March 28, 2019 – ISEF Finalists & Parent/Guardian Orientation

    May 12-17, 2019 – Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, AZ

  3. Preliminary Round at The City College of New York

    March 3rd, 2019

    October 20, 2018 – Online Student/Project Registration Opens

    December 12, 2018 – Application Deadline

    March 3, 2019 – Preliminary Round at The City College of New York

    March 19, 2019 – Finals Round at The American Museum of Natural History

    March 25, 2019 – Awards Ceremony at The Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College

    March 28, 2019 – ISEF Finalists & Parent/Guardian Orientation

    May 12-17, 2019 – Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, AZ

  4. Finals Round at the American Museum of Natural History

    March 19th, 2019

    October 20, 2018 – Online Student/Project Registration Opens

    December 12, 2018 – Application Deadline

    March 3, 2019 – Preliminary Round at The City College of New York

    March 19, 2019 – Finals Round at The American Museum of Natural History

    March 25, 2019 – Awards Ceremony at The Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College

    March 28, 2019 – ISEF Finalists & Parent/Guardian Orientation

    May 12-17, 2019 – Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, AZ

  5. Awards Ceremony at The Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College

    March 25th, 2019

    October 20, 2018 – Online Student/Project Registration Opens

    December 12, 2018 – Application Deadline

    March 3, 2019 – Preliminary Round at The City College of New York

    March 19, 2019 – Finals Round at The American Museum of Natural History

    March 25, 2019 – Awards Ceremony at The Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College

    March 28, 2019 – ISEF Finalists & Parent/Guardian Orientation

    May 12-17, 2019 – Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, AZ

  6. ISEF Finalists & Parent/Guardian Orientation

    March 28th, 2019

    October 20, 2018 – Online Student/Project Registration Opens

    December 12, 2018 – Application Deadline

    March 3, 2019 – Preliminary Round at The City College of New York

    March 19, 2019 – Finals Round at The American Museum of Natural History

    March 25, 2019 – Awards Ceremony at The Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College

    March 28, 2019 – ISEF Finalists & Parent/Guardian Orientation

    May 12-17, 2019 – Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, AZ

  7. Intel International Science & Engineering Fair in Phoenix, AZ begins!

    May 12th, 2019

    October 20, 2018 – Online Student/Project Registration Opens

    December 12, 2018 – Application Deadline

    March 3, 2019 – Preliminary Round at The City College of New York

    March 19, 2019 – Finals Round at The American Museum of Natural History

    March 25, 2019 – Awards Ceremony at The Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College

    March 28, 2019 – ISEF Finalists & Parent/Guardian Orientation

    May 12-17, 2019 – Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, AZ

  8. Intel International Science & Engineering Fair ends!

    May 17th, 2019

    October 20, 2018 – Online Student/Project Registration Opens

    December 12, 2018 – Application Deadline

    March 3, 2019 – Preliminary Round at The City College of New York

    March 19, 2019 – Finals Round at The American Museum of Natural History

    March 25, 2019 – Awards Ceremony at The Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College

    March 28, 2019 – ISEF Finalists & Parent/Guardian Orientation

    May 12-17, 2019 – Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, AZ

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