Finals Round

The Finals Round of NYCSEF 2015 will take place at The American Museum of Natural History in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life on Tuesday, March 24th.

Projects scoring in the top 25% of their categories are be invited to compete in the Finals Round where they will be judged by experts in the 14 science and engineering fields. Approximately 20 students will be selected to advance and represent New York City in May at the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The results from the Preliminary Round will be posted online.

ISEF finalists will receive an all expenses paid trip to Pittsburgh, PA, and compete for over $4,000,000 in scholarships and awards. Please click on ISEF grand and special awards for information regarding what ISEF finalists can potentially win.

For the Finals Round Schedule of the day – Click here

School groups interested in attending the Finals Round must make arrangements through the museum.  Please call 212-769-5100. For directions please click here.


The NYCSEF Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday, March 27th at The Kaye Playhouse Theater at Hunter College from 2:00PM – 4:00PM.  ISEF finalists, Special Award, and NYCSEF Award winners will be announced during this ceremony.  THE STUDENT RECIPIENT OR A FAMILY MEMBER MUST BE PRESENT TO CLAIM ALL AWARDS – THIS INCLUDES THE OPPORTUNITY TO REPRESENT NYC AND ATTEND ISEF.  Teachers will not be able to claim awards on behalf of their students. Directions to The Kaye Playhouse can be found HERE.

For information about the awards ceremony please click here.

For a complete list of students who participated in previous NYCSEF events click here.

Upcoming Deadlines

  1. 17Dec2014 NYCSEF Project Application Due Date
  2. 01Mar2015 NYCSEF Preliminary Round @ The City College of New York
  3. 24Mar2015  NYCSEF Finals Round @ The American Museum of Natural History
  4. 27Mar2015 NYCSEF Awards Ceremony @ The Kaye Playhouse Theatre-Hunter College
  5. 10May2015 International Science & Engineering Fair Week in Pittsburgh,PA

Get the complete schedule

News + Notes

Thank you all of those that sent in applications to compete in NYCSEF 2015.  You will be hearing about your application status shortly.  Good luck!

City University of New York (CUNY) website