Central New York Science & Engineering Fair

The 2017 Central New York Science & Engineering Fair, our 38th annual, was a success! The fair was held March 26 in SRC Arena on the Onondaga Community College campus. Nearly 250 students participated, vying for $195,000 in cash and scholarship prizes. In addition, threee of the top senior-level winners – as selected by the judges – earned all-expenses-paid trips to the International Science & Engineering Fair, held May 14 to 19, 2017, in Los Angeles.

Click here to see a list of the winners.

The fair is open to students in grades four through 12, comprising a junior level for fourth- through eighth-graders and a senior level for students in grades nine through 12. In 2016, CNYSEF expanded its footprint from the Canadian border to the Pennsylvania border, doubling the number of counties that can send students to the fair. Students in these counties are eligible to enter the science fair: Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Jefferson, Madison, Onondaga, Oswego, Tioga, and Tompkins.

The fair is organized by the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology, and supported by Lockheed Martin, SRC Inc., Saab Defense and Security, Bristol-Myers Squibb, NASA NYS Space Grant, and the Technology Alliance of Central New York.

The next Central New York Science and Engineering Fair is tentatively scheduled for March 25, 2018. It’s never too early to start on next year’s science fair project! Following are some links that provide more information:

Thank you to our sponsors!

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Saab logo     Technology Alliance of Central New York logo


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