Students at NYCSEF 2014

Students at NYCSEF 2014

Students and Teachers at NYCSEF 2014

Students and Teachers, NYCSEF 2014

Finals Round, The American Museum of Natural History

Aminah Sallam & Amanpreet Kandola on NY1, Team NYC 2013

Aminah Sallam & Amanpreet Kandola on NY1, Team NYC 2013

March 02 2014 City College, Preliminary Round.

The Preliminary Round, The City College of New York


Judging Session, NYCSEF

Students at NYCSEF 2014

Students, NYCSEF 2014

NYTimes Pic

President Obama visits the Finals, 2011

About NYCSEF 2014

The New York City Science and Engineering Fair, the largest high school research competition in NYC, is sponsored by the New York City Department of Education and the City University of New York. Each year, hundreds of students participate from all over the five boroughs. This year’s top awards include scholarships to study at CUNY’s City College of New York and Hunter College as well as an all-expense paid trip to represent NYC at the 2014 Intel ISEF. More details about all of the NYCSEF events can be found here. A complete list of all of this year’s participants and award winners can be downloaded here.

NYCSEF is affiliated with the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Winners of the NYCSEF competition will represent Team NYC at the INTEL ISEF and compete for more than $4,000,000 in awards. Students interested in participating in future NYCSEF events are encouraged to review the NYCSEF Rules and Guidelines.

President Obama visits the Finals

In 2011, addressing the 191 students participating at the Finals Round, President Obama said, “I want you to know that you are the key to our success. You’re going to be able to find a job because there’s going to be a great advantage for the skills you’re learning. So you should all be extraordinarily proud of the work you’re doing.”
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Volunteer to Judge

Volunteer as a judge in this year's NYCSEF. Judges are needed in the biological, physical sciences, plant sciences, behavioral and social sciences, mathematics, engineering, computers and many more.

Join the team

Volunteer at the Fair!

NYCSEF is successful because of all the people that put in the effort in seeing the events run smoothly. Join the crew and volunteer!

If you are interested in volunteering for the Preliminary and/or Finals Round, please email us at


Upcoming Deadlines

  1. 13Dec2013 NYCSEF Application Deadline
  2. 02Mar2014 NYCSEF Preliminary Round @ The City College of New York
  3. 25Mar2014 NYCSEF Finals Round @ The American Museum of Natural History
  4. 27Mar2014 NYCSEF Awards Ceremony @ The Kaye Playhouse Theatre-Hunter College
  5. 11May2014 International Science & Engineering Fair Week in Los Angeles

Get the complete schedule

News + Notes

Congratulations to all the students who participated in the 2014 NYCSEF. Please visit our Fair Info Fair info for a complete listing of all of year’s participants and award winners.

City University of New York (CUNY) website