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.

We will not be hosting the New York City Science and Engineering Fair (NYCSEF) in 2021. We regrettably are unable to provide this important platform through which the high school students of New York City have exhibited their work annually.

 NYCSEF has touched so many lives and played an influential role in the academic, professional and personal paths of students. It is a STEM event that has brought together teachers, parents, school leadership, mentors, and most importantly passionate, motivated and talented young people.

Despite this deeply sad news, we strongly believe that the innovation, creativity and progressive research being done by students should not pause. Student researchers are urged to contact the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair at ISEF@societyforscience.org regarding their regional fair.

2020 NYCSEF Finalists

On Sunday, March 8, 2020, 530 students and 363 projects from 35 high schools presented their research to over 160 judges for NYCSEF’s 2020 competition. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the in-person finals competition—which was to feature 103 projects led by 135 students– was canceled. In July 2020, we celebrated these finalists through a virtual exhibition.