Mission: Northeastern ohio science and engineering fair's (neosef) goal is to get young adults interested in science and engineering by encouraging them to participate in a science and engineering competition. The local science and engineering fair has been held every year since 1954, and is affiliated with the intel international science & engineering fair (isef). Our all-volunteer organization allows the students to enter our fair without an entry fee. Exhibits in any scientific subject may be made. Students in grade 7 through grade 12 in any public, private or parochial school in cuyahoga, geauga, lake, lorain, summit, portage and medina (ohio) counties are eligible to enter the fair.
Programs: Local fair operations: the neosef is held every year in march at either cleveland state university or john caroll university (university heights, ohio). In the 2018 fair, there were entries from 423 students from 70 schools. Each student in the fair was judged by at least two of the 275+ scientists and engineers who donated an afternoon of their time to this event. All 1st place winners in the fair received 100, a medal and a ribbon. 2nd place winners were awarded 25, a medal and a ribbon. 3rd place winners received a medal and a ribbon.
international fair: each of our 9th through 12th grade grand prize winners is awarded an all-expense paid trip, along with a chaperone, to represent neosef at the intel international science & engineering fair. Neosef grand prize winners will compete with over 1,200 students from all 50 states and more than 40 countries for over 3,000,000 in scholarships and prizes.