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 NSwims1@aol.com
2. Charlie Reno from the American Association of Physics
Teachers. He can be reached at
Important educator links
2017 Fair handbook
Student Fair Prizes Student Resource
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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