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President Obama visits the Finals, 2011

Finals Round, The American Museum of Natural History

Team NYC 2016, Judging Day

Team NYC 2016, Judging Day

2016 New York City Science & Engineering Fair (Preliminary Round), Sunday, March 6, 2016 at CCNY.

Judges, Preliminary Round

Preliminary Round, The City College of New York

Preliminary Round, The City college of New York

Awards Ceremony, The Gerald W. Lynch Theatre at John Jay College

Awards Ceremony, Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College

About NYCSEF 2017

The NYCSEF 2017 Award winners are up! Please visit the Fair Info tab for or click on Awards Ceremony for more information.

The New York City Science and Engineering Fair, the largest high school research competition in NYC, is sponsored by the New York City Department of Education and the City University of New York.   Each year, hundreds of students participate from all over the five boroughs.  This year’s top awards include scholarships to study at CUNY’s City College of New York,  Hunter College Queens College as well as an all-expense paid trip to represent NYC at the 2017 Intel ISEF.  More details about all of the NYCSEF events can be found here.

NYCSEF is affiliated with the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Winners of the NYCSEF competition will represent Team NYC at the INTEL ISEF and compete for more than $4,000,000 in awards.  Students interested in participating in future NYCSEF events are encouraged to review the NYCSEF Rules and Guidelines.


Volunteer to Judge

Volunteer as a judge in this year’s NYCSEF. Judges are needed in the biological, physical sciences, plant sciences, behavioral and social sciences, mathematics, engineering, computers and many more.

Join the team

Volunteer at the Fair!

NYCSEF is successful because of all the people that put in the effort in seeing the events run smoothly.  Join the crew and volunteer!

If you are interested in volunteering for the Preliminary and/or Finals Round or have any questions please email us at NYCSEF@cuny.edu.

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Upcoming Dates & Deadlines

  1. 14Dec2016 NYCSEF Project Application Due Date
  2. 05Mar2017 NYCSEF Preliminary Round @ The City College of New York.
  3. 28Mar2017 NYCSEF Finals Round @ The American Museum of Natural History
  4. 31Mar2017 NYCSEF Awards Ceremony @ The Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Borough of Manhattan Community College
  5. 14May2017 International Science & Engineering Fair Week May, 14-19 in Los Angeles, CA

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News + Notes

CONGRATULATIONS to the 14 students selected to present TEAM NYC in LA! Please visit the Fair info. tab for more information.


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