This page is designed
primarily to help you find answers to your questions about science and
engineering fair projects ranging from before starting your project all
the way up to applying for and attending the Northeast Ohio Science and
Engineering Fair. On this page you will find links to areas to
help you plan your project as well as links to rules and regulations and
other valuable information you will need prior to attending the Fair.
A great source of help and ideas is the "Elements of a Successful
Project" section in the Student Handbook. Follow the handbook link
below. You can also search the web for ideas or visit the Great
Lakes Science Center or the Cleveland Museum of Natural History to be
inspired and to perhaps get a few ideas for a project. Also at various times during the school year, successful
science fair projects from the previous year may be viewed at the Great
Lakes Science Center.
The Board of Directors of the Northeastern Ohio Science and Engineering
Fair Directors wish you success with your project and hope you
continue towards a career in a STEM related area of interest. Use the
links below to access additional information.
Students please note:
There are two options for submitting your application. The preferred
method is to apply online at
There you will be directed to a link to the ISEF Rules Wizard which will
help you decide which forms you need to complete your application.
Please note that any form that requires signatures must be downloaded,
printed, signed, and then either scanned or photographed for uploading.
This year you may also submit a paper application by mail. All applications must
be postmarked by February 3, 2017 to be eligible for consideration.
Please be sure to use sufficient postage because applications that are
late due to insufficient postage will not be accepted. Paper
applications may be mailed to:
Leonard Gelfand STEM Center
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-7158
2017 Handbook (pdf
- What can I WIN
Subject categories NEOSEF
Rules and Regulations
NEOSEF Contacts Fair Sponsors
Special Award Sponsors
Map and directions to the Fair
Broadcom MASTERS Program
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Getting started with your science
or engineering project is sometimes the hardest part of the task. What
should I do? How will I do it? I'm not a scientist or an engineer at
least not yet, so can I really do this? Can anyone help me? All of
these questions and more immediately come to mind.
First things first! Don't
panic! You are not the first student in the universe who has ever been
challenged with doing a science or engineering project. There is a lot of
help available and you just need to tap into this information.
First you need to trust yourself.
You can do this. Trust your own instincts and ability. You don't
need to be an A student. It helps but is not necessary for a great
project. Start by asking yourself what subjects am I interested in?
Starting this way will put you in
an are in a subject area in which you are comfortable. Then you can begin
to ask yourself questions about things you might have wondered about in that
area. Say you are interested in baseball for example. You might ask
yourself, I know how to throw a curve ball, but what affects the curve when you
throw the ball? Are there limits to the amount the ball can curve?
Say you are interested in electricity. You might ask yourself, I know what
makes electrons flow, but can this flow be controlled?
Once this is done, you are well on
your way to a successful project. Check out the "Elements of a successful
project" section of the NEOSEF handbook for more details.