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Annual Northeastern Ohio Science and Engineering Fair

NEOSEF LogoCleveland State University, Washkewicz College of Engineering is proud to host the 66th Annual Northeastern Ohio Science and Engineering Fair. It takes place in the Woodling Gymnasium, March 11 - 14, 2019. The Fair is open to all students in grades 7-12 in any public, private, parochial or home school in Cuyahoga,  Geauga,  Lake,  Lorain,  Medina,  Portage,  Summit counties. Washkewicz staff and students of the Fenn Academy, managed by Mr. Gregg Schoof, will be participating as volunteer judges and assisting with set up.


Northeastern Ohio Science and Engineering Fair

"Established in 1953, the Northeastern Ohio Science and Engineering Fair (NEOSEF) is a non-profit, all volunteer organization, whose goal is to get young adults interested in science and engineering by participating in a science and engineering competition. The Fair has been held every year since 1954 and is affiliated with the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).

"During the four day event, approximately 600 students from over 80 schools in the area set up their science fair displays, discuss their projects with 260+ judges and compete for more than $20,000 in prizes. One of the most rewarding aspects of NEOSEF is the opportunity for the students to discuss their research with professional scientists and engineers from the local area.

"At the fair students compete in nine categories which are subdivided by grade levels. NEOSEF awards one 1st place, and multiple 2nd place, 3rd place and honorable mentions per subdivision. Students also compete for over 300 Special Awards totaling more than $15,000 that are donated by companies, societies and organizations.

"NEOSEF selects students to move on to the next levels of competition: The International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) and Society for Science and the Public Broadcom MASTERS Program. NEOSEF selects up to four 9-12th Grade Grand Prize Winners to attend ISEF where they compete with almost 1,500 students from all over the world for over $4,000,000 in scholarships and prizes. NEOSEF also nominates students from grades 7-8 to  compete in the Broadcom Masters Program competition." This excerpt and more details can be found at

This year's Fair is sponsored by Cleveland State University, The Cleveland Clinic, Great Lakes Science Center, and Parker Hannifin Foundation.

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