Competition Info

Regeneron Science Talent Search

Regeneron Science Talent Search
  • Open to all 12th grade students that have pursued any area of research
  • Individual research projects only
  • Paper based competition
  • Paper and entrance forms must be postmarked by Mid November, (check site for exact dates)
  • 300 Semi-finalists are selected annually, (Mid January), and win $2,000
  • 40 Finalists are selected from the Semi-finalist group and present their research at the National level in Washington D.C. in Early March

Junior Science & Humanities Symposium

New York Juniors Science & Humanities Symposium

Westchester/Rockland - JSHS

  • *Open to all students that have pursued any area of research
  • *Seniors (individual projects or group leaders) may enter for a chance to present research via PowerPoint and potentially move on to the NY State level
  • *Seniors and Juniors (individuals or teams) may present research via Poster for the chance to win local prizes but cannot move on to the NY State level
  • *Students must send in entry forms and abstract in the late fall and are selected to either be a PowerPoint speaker/presenter (top tier) or a Poster-board presenter (secondary tier)
  • *The top 2 PowerPoint "speakers", out of the 10-12 presenting in from each category at the Westchester-Rockland, (WR-JSHS), Sub-Regional fair progress on to the State Level competition at SUNY Albany in Mid March to present via PowerPoint for the chance to move on to the National competition.
  • *The 3rd and 4th place PowerPoint "speakers", out of the 10-12 presenting in from each category progress on to the State level to present a poster and potentially win local prizes
  • *Paper and entrance forms must be postmarked by Mid November, (check site for exact dates)
  • *WR-JSHS competition is held at on the first Saturday of February at John Jay High School in Cross River, NY

Regeneron-Westchester Science and Engineering Fair (WESEF)

Westchester Science and Engineering Fair
Sponsored by
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Acorda Therapeutics, Entergy, Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation, Westchester 
Academy of Medicine, Carl Zeiss MicroImaging, Psychogenics Pharmaceuticals, Leason Ellis Intellectual Property Attorneys, Teatown Lake Reservation, Omnico Promotions, 
Westchester County Psychological Association, Four Winds Hospitals, Scientista Foundation, Think Steam, Mianus River Gorge and more. 

  • *Open to all students that have pursued any area of research
  • *Individual and Team research projects allowed
  • *Students must send in research plan + entry forms in the late fall, though early submission of forms, (June), to check for violations is suggested
  • *Students must send in final forms and research paper by mid December
  • *Not sure which forms are required for your project?* Rules Wizard (https://apps2.societyforscience.org/wizard/)
  • *All students accepted into the fair will present their research via Poster-board
  • *Top 12 individuals and up to 3 teams from any area of research, win a spot to present their research at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) in Early May.  Each year a different host city is selected
  • *Top 7 projects focused on Energy, Engineering and Environmental Sustainabilty win a spot to present their research at the International Sustainable World Project Olympiad in Houston, TX in Early May.
  • *Top 9 projects focused on Energy, Engineering and Environmental Sustainabilty win a spot to present their research at the International Sustainable World Project Olympiad in Oswego, NY in mid June.

Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

At WESEF, the Top 12 individuals and up to the top 3 teams will progress on to present their research at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Early May. Each year a different host city is selected.

The Intel ISEF, the world’s largest international pre-college science competition, annually provides a forum for more than 1,700 high school students from over 70 countries to showcase their independent research. The Intel ISEF is the premiere science competition in the world exclusively for students in grades 9–12.

Each year, millions of students worldwide compete in local and school-sponsored science fairs; the winners of these events go on to participate in Intel ISEF-affiliated regional and state fairs from which the best win the opportunity to attend the Intel ISEF. The Intel ISEF unites these top young scientific minds, showcasing their talent on an international stage, enabling them to submit their work to judging by doctoral level scientists and providing the opportunity to compete for nearly $4 million in prizes and scholarships.

International Sustainable World Project Olympiad – Energy, Engineering, Environment

International Sustainable World Project Olympiad  - Energy, Engineering, Environment
  • Open to all students with a project in the areas of Energy, Engineering, Environment or Medical Sustainability
  • Individual and Team research projects allowed
  • Poster-board based competition
  • Students can win a spot to the ISWEEEP competition through their local ISEF affiliated fair  (WESEF) or by sending in their research paper directly (deadline - Feb.)
  • All students accepted into the fair will present their research via Poster-board
  • Fair is held in Houston Texas, during the last week of April or first week of May
 

Tri-County Science and Technology Fair

Tri-County Science and Technology Fair
  • Individual or team research from any area of research
  • All students present via poster board
  • Students must register online in February
  • All students accepted into the fair will present their research via Poster-board at White Plains High School in April
  • Teams are eligible for local prizes
  • Individuals are eligible for local prizes or the Grand Prize which is a spot at the NY State competition hosted by STANYS later in the year.

Genius Olympiad Science Fair

Genius Olympiad Science Fair
  • Open to all students with a project in the areas of Environment, Ecology, Biodiversity, Energy, Environmental Engineering or related “go Green” topics 
  • Individual and Team (up to 3 students) research projects allowed.
  • Poster-board based competition
  • Students can win a spot to the Genius Olympiad competition through their local ISEF affiliated fair (WESEF) or by sending in their research paper directly (deadline for paper submission entries– mid March)
  • Fair is held in Oswego, NY during Regents week. Regents exams may be taken at Oswego High School as long as your school principal and guidance counselor contact the administration at Oswego High School to register you for your exam beforehand.
  • Students and teachers are provided with free housing in the dorms (double occupancy) and free food in the dining hall. 
  • A trip to Niagra Falls and the “Destiny USA” mall in Syracuse are also included free of charge.
  • Prizes are given for placing in your category. Past prizes included a digital tablet.

Google Science Fair

Google Science Fair
    • Open to all students that have pursued any area of the Science Research Program
    • Individuals or Teams
    • Format: Film or PowerPoint style presentation (uploaded online)
    • An excellent film or presentation will provide a clear, brief overview of the question you are investigating, the stages of your project, what you set out to achieve and how far you succeeded.
    Judging: 

      • Top Tip - During the first round of judging, the judges will be focusing on your film or presentation, the information that you give about yourself, your question, your hypothesis, and your conclusion, so make sure that these do your project justice.
      • Making the world better - This year, Google’s Science Fair partner, Scientific American, will be selecting one project to receive the Science in Action award. Scientific American will be looking for an entrant whose work addresses a social, environmental or health issue to make a practical difference to the lives of a group or community. All entrants will be considered automatically for this award as part of the main judging process.