Central New York Science & Engineering Fair

We’re gearing up for the 2017 Central New York Science & Engineering Fair, our 38th annual, which is scheduled for March 26 in SRC Arena on the Onondaga Community College campus. 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.

Click here to register for science fair! Registration is open until March 20.

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.

Nearly 250 students participated last year, vying for more and $200,000 in cash and scholarship prizes. In addition, the top three senior-level winners earn an all-expenses-paid trip to the International Science & Engineering Fair. The 2017 Intel ISEF will be held May 14 to 19, 2017, in Los Angeles.

We are seeking mentors, judges, and volunteers! Please sign up here.

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.

CNYSEF Shirts will be for sale at the event

The MOST Museum Shop will be selling polo-style shirts with the CNYSEF logo at science fair. All shirts will be $18 and come in three colors:

Charcoal gray & forest green CNYSEF shirtsCalifornia blue CNYSEF shirts

  • Charcoal gray: Men’s sizes small, medium, large, and extra large
  • Forest green: Women’s sizes small, medium, and large
  • California blue: Assorted men’s and women’s sizes

The shirts will not be sold in advance and must be purchased at the fair, first come first served.

The MOST is pairing mentors with students to help them complete their projects. If you would like a mentor, send an email to Michael Amadori.

Following are some links that provide more information:

Thank you to our sponsors!

Lockheed Martin logo      SRC logo

Bristol-Myers Squibb logoNASA logo

Saab logo     Technology Alliance of Central New York logo