Before the bright lights and project presentations comes the review of all NYCSEF project submissions following the closing of the application in December. In this first round of the fair, the NYCSEF staff convenes a committee of category specialists for rigorous review of each project that is submitted, guided by our core committee members and the Scientific Review Committee Chairperson. Review occurs from the close of the application through the first week of January (except for holidays). *After work hours will be available on 2 evenings in December as well!

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer SRC member, please email Dr. Saranna Belgrave at

SRC members are asked to commit to at least 2 days of review with a minimum of 3 hours per day (days do not have to be consecutive).

CLICK HERE to view the schedule for when the SRC will meet for 2019-2020 review.