Central New York Science & Engineering Fair

Were you a past participant of the CNY Science & Engineering Fair at any time throughout the last 40 years? We would love to hear your story! Share your story today by clicking here.

The 40th annual Central New York Science & Engineering Fair will take place on Sunday, March 31, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at SRC Arena on the Onondaga Community College campus.

Registration Deadline: Sunday, March 24 at midnight

STUDENTS – Register Here




The 2019 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.

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:


Science Fair t-shirts will be available for purchase during the 2019 event!

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.


Thank you to our sponsors!

SRC logo

Lockheed Martin logo

Saab logo

Technology Alliance of Central New York logo

CNY Science & Engineering Fair is brought to you by the