Northeastern Ohio Science and Engineering Fair

Hosting science fairs and supporting students since 1953 and proudly presented by:

John Carroll
University    Cleveland Clinic    Great Lakes Science Center 




Teacher's Page

Dear Educator,

Thank-you for all of your efforts in helping your students to more fully appreciate and understand all aspects of the sciences, math and engineering.  When it comes down to it, you have been entrusted to help
shape and mold the future of your students, our country and our world.  This truly is an awesome responsibility.  Remember that all of our famous scientists and engineers were once students themselves who were probably inspired and certainly encouraged by their teachers.

We believe that science fairs are an important means of teaching students about science or engineering through hands-on experiences.  That is why we are here to help you prepare your students to undertake science projects and to help you to possibly host a science fair at your school.

Please follow the links below to key areas of support.  If you have never run a science fair before or would like to learn more about running a science fair at your school, NEOSEF if offering a free teachers' in-service in October at the Great Lakes Science Center.  See the current NEOSEF Handbook for date and time.  Reservations are required.  If you miss the in-service this year, look for it again next year.

Important note to teachers:

There are two options for your students submitting applications. The preferred method is to apply online at There they will be directed to a link to the ISEF Rules Wizard which will help them decide which forms they will need to complete their applications. Please note that any form that requires signatures must be downloaded, printed, signed, and then either scanned or photographed for uploading.

Students may also submit paper applications 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
Attn: Jim Bader
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-7158

Need judges for your Fair?

If you need assistance in obtaining judges for your local science fair, you may try one of the following resources.  They may be able to help put you in touch with possible fair judges.

1. Norm Schmidt from the Cleveland Regional Council of Science Teachers.  He can be reached at

2. Charlie Reno from the American Association of Physics Teachers.  He can be reached at

Important educator links

Important Dates        2017 Fair handbook (pdf format)        Fair Eligibility

Student Fair Prizes        Student Resource list           Subject categories        Rules and Regulations        NEOSEF Contacts

Fair Sponsors     Special Award Sponsors

How to organize your school science fair

Broadcom MASTERS Program    Maps and Directions to the Fair


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