Central New York Science & Engineering Fair

2018 CNYSEF Results

The 39th annual Central New York Science & Engineering Fair took place on Sunday, March 25, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at SRC Arena on the Onondaga Community College campus. Students competed for more than $200,000 in awards, and three of the top senior-level winners – as selected by the judges – earned all-expenses-paid trips to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, which was held May 13 through 18, 2018, in Pittsburgh, PA. Maximilian Du of Fayetteville-Manlius High School won three Special Awards at the international level for his project, Non-Invasive Detection of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Through Recurrent Neural Networks. Du’s awards include: IEEE Foundation, International Council on Systems Engineering – INCOSE, and SAMVID Education Foundation.

The 2018 science fair was 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. Teams consist of one or two students, and students from the following counties were eligible to enter the science fair: Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Jefferson, Madison, Onondaga, Oswego, Tioga, and Tompkins.

The fair is organized by the MOST and supported by SRC Inc., Lockheed Martin, The Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation, IEEE, Saab Defense and Security, Syracuse University Engineering & Computer Science, and the Technology Alliance of Central New York.

It’s never too early to start on next year’s science fair project! Following are some links that provide more information:

2018 CNYSEF Results


WCNY SciTech Now – MOST CNY Science & Engineering Fair

Get a behind the scenes look at that MOST’s Central New York Science & Engineering Fair with this WCNY SciTech Now episode!

“Did you know that some of the leading scientific and medical research being done in the United States come from high school students right here in Central New York? We get an exclusive look at what topics have inspired this year’s participants, the role local Universities play as mentors, and who will take home coveted scholarships as well as hard earned recognition.”

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