Welcome back Team NYC!

Congratulations to Team NYC 2014! We had an awesome time at ISEF in Los Angeles, CA.  For information on the 2014 ISEF Finalists, please click on Team NYC ISEF Results .

The Preliminary Round of NYCSEF 2014 took place at The City College of New York in Manhattan on Sunday, March 2 where 482 projects and over 600 high school students presented their research in The Great Hall.  Projects scoring in the top 20%-25% in their category advanced to the Finals Round which took place at  The American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday, March 25th.  The results from the Preliminary Round are posted below. For information concerning the Finals Round please click here. Contact NYCSEF at with any questions about your project or for information regarding the competition.

Finals Announcement by last name

Finals Announcement by High School.

A complete list of all of the students selected to represent NYC at the Intel ISEF can be downloaded here.

A complete list of all of the 2014 NYCSEF Participants and Award Winners can be downloaded here.

Please visit FAIR INFO for further information about NYCSEF. Contact NYCSEF at with any questions about your project or for information regarding the competition.

Application Updates-IMPORTANT Application Changes for 2013-2014

The NYCSEF application forms are available for review and download- COMPLETE SET.  Please refer to the NYCSEF RULES & GUIDELINES for complete information. Please refer to the Online Application FAQs for more information about registering your project online.

The following are the major changes and modifications for the 2014 NYCSEF. It is recommended that students and associated adults review the appropriate rules and guidelines as it relates to the specific research project.

  • Rules & Guidelines –  Potentially Hazardous Biological Agents (PHBA’s)
    • The origin of ALL primary cell lines must be reported on Form 6A and accompanied by supporting documentation:
      • For purchased cell lines – a letter from the mentor which states the ATCC/catalog number, type of cell line and date of purchase
      • For cell lines not purchased – a copy of the IBC approval which includes the origin of the cell line and date of IBC approval.
      • For microorganisms purchased for the study, SRC approval is required and documentation must be attached.
    • Students are prohibited from culturing CRE (Carbapenem Resistant Enterobacteriacae)
      • Added studies with microbial fuel cells to the list of PHBA studies requiring Form 3
      • Added the following studies to the list of PHBA studies exempt from SRC review
        • Studies of mushrooms and amoebozoa (slime mold)
        • Studies of water and soil not concentrated in the media conducive to their growth
  • Hazardous Chemicals, Activities or Devices
    • Expanded guidance on use of Radiation
  • Form Changes
    • Changed the title of Form 7 to “Continuation/Research Progression Form”
  • The earth science category has been combined with environmental science

Upcoming Deadlines

  1. 17Dec2014 NYCSEF Application Deadline
  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

Welcome back Team NYC 2014! Congratulations on all your accomplishments.  Visit the Students or Teachers sections for more information.

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