The NYCSEF 2020 Finals Round scheduled for Thursday, March 19, 2020 at The American Museum of Natural History is currently postponed until further notice. 

We are continuing to monitor developments related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The health and well-being of everyone is our top priority.

We are evaluating all of our options and will be meeting to discuss next steps in regards to the Finals Round. We appreciate all of the hard work that the student finalists, teachers, mentors, and others have accomplished this year.  Please understand that your research journey has not ended. Students’ scores are still valid and we are currently processing them. We will share outcomes from the Preliminary Round as soon as they become available.

Thank you for your participation in the 2020 NYCSEF Preliminary Round.

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 International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) and the regional fair for NYC. Winners of the NYCSEF competition advance to represent Team NYC at the ISEF and compete for more than $5,000,000 in awards and scholarships.

Congratulations to ISEF TEAM NYC 2019! As a team NYC, placed 1st, 3rd and 4th in their respective categories and brought home $27,000 in awards. Visit TEAM NYC for more information.

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 Online Project Registration Opens

    October 1st, 2019

    October 1, 2019 – Online Student/Project Registration Opens

    December 13, 2019 – NYCSEF Application and Project Registration Deadline

    March 8, 2020 – The Preliminary Round at Citi Field

    March 19, 2020 – The Finals Round at The American Museum of Natural History

    March 25, 2020 – The NYCSEF Awards Ceremony

    May 10-15, 2020 – International Science and Engineering Fair in Anaheim, CA

  2. NYCSEF Application & Project Registration Deadline

    December 13th, 2019

    October 1, 2019 – Online Student/Project Registration Opens

    December 13, 2019 – NYCSEF Application and Project Registration Deadline

    March 8, 2020 – The Preliminary Round at Citi Field

    March 19, 2020 – The Finals Round at The American Museum of Natural History

    March 25, 2020 – The NYCSEF Awards Ceremony

    May 10-15, 2020 – International Science and Engineering Fair in Anaheim, CA

  3. The Preliminary Round

    March 8th, 2020

    October 1, 2019 – Online Student/Project Registration Opens

    December 13, 2019 – NYCSEF Application and Project Registration Deadline

    March 8, 2020 – The Preliminary Round at Citi Field

    March 19, 2020 – The Finals Round at The American Museum of Natural History

    March 25, 2020 – The NYCSEF Awards Ceremony

    May 10-15, 2020 – International Science and Engineering Fair in Anaheim, CA

  4. The Finals Round

    March 19th, 2020

    October 1, 2019 – Online Student/Project Registration Opens

    December 13, 2019 – NYCSEF Application and Project Registration Deadline

    March 8, 2020 – The Preliminary Round at Citi Field

    March 19, 2020 – The Finals Round at The American Museum of Natural History

    March 25, 2020 – The NYCSEF Awards Ceremony

    May 10-15, 2020 – International Science and Engineering Fair in Anaheim, CA

  5. The Awards Ceremony

    March 25th, 2020

    October 1, 2019 – Online Student/Project Registration Opens

    December 13, 2019 – NYCSEF Application and Project Registration Deadline

    March 8, 2020 – The Preliminary Round at Citi Field

    March 19, 2020 – The Finals Round at The American Museum of Natural History

    March 25, 2020 – The NYCSEF Awards Ceremony

    May 10-15, 2020 – International Science and Engineering Fair in Anaheim, CA

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

    May 10th, 2020

    October 1, 2019 – Online Student/Project Registration Opens

    December 13, 2019 – NYCSEF Application and Project Registration Deadline

    March 8, 2020 – The Preliminary Round

    March 19, 2020 – The Finals Round

    March 25, 2020 – The NYCSEF Awards Ceremony

    May 10-15, 2020 – International Science and Engineering Fair in Anaheim, CA

  7. Intel International Science & Engineering Fair ends!

    May 15th, 2020

    October 1, 2019 – Online Student/Project Registration Opens

    December 13, 2019 – NYCSEF Application and Project Registration Deadline

    March 8, 2020 – The Preliminary Round at Citi Field

    March 19, 2020 – The Finals Round at The American Museum of Natural History

    March 25, 2020 – The NYCSEF Awards Ceremony

    May 10-15, 2020 – International Science and Engineering Fair in Anaheim, CA

COUNTDOWN TO THE INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR

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