CNY Science & Engineering Fair
Canceled until 2021
2020 COVID-19 Update –
Dear participants, parents, teachers, judges, volunteers, and community members:
Due to ongoing concerns about the spread of COVID-19, the annual Central New York Science & Engineering Fair (CNYSEF) scheduled for March 29, 2020 will be postponed until further notice. We are actively monitoring the situation and will continue to follow the recommendations of the CDC and other state and local authorities.
In the meantime, please continue to register your student projects for the fair. We are working closely with SRC Arena and our other partners to determine how best to evaluate and reward student effort this year. We are hopeful that we will be able to reschedule or institute an alternative format for this year’s fair, and we will continue to update you as these plans, and the larger public health situation, develop.
This outbreak reminds us all of the importance of scientific inquiry, research, and public awareness of science. As a proud part of the scientific community in CNY, the MOST will continue to rely on the advice of reputable organizations like WHO and the CDC, and follow their recommendations. We encourage you to do the same.
The 2020 science 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. Teams consist of one or two students, and students from the following counties are eligible to enter the science fair: Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Jefferson, Madison, Onondaga, Oswego, Tioga, and Tompkins.
While not required, it is HIGHLY recommended that teams are composed of students within the same grade level, especially for the junior division.
Following are some links that provide more information:
- How to do a science fair project
- Science fair project advice
- General information for high school level projects
- 2020 Regeneron ISEF rules and forms
- Regeneron ISEF Categories
- 2019 CNY Fair Schedule
- Map showing eligible counties
- Junior Judging Rubric
- Senior Judging Rubric
- SRC Arena Concessions Menu
- Awards presented at 2018 fair
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.”
Don’t live in Central New York? Find a recognized and affiliated fair in your area, here.
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