CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY HOSTING 57TH ANNUAL
NORTHEASTERN OHIO SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR
March 4th, 2010
CLEVELAND (March 4, 2010) The Northeastern Ohio Science and Engineering Fair (NEOSEF) will be holding its 57th annual fair March 15 - 18 at Cleveland State University. This fair is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for young scientists and engineers to showcase their skills and talents in an effort to win cash, recognition and an opportunity to compete internationally.
Students in grades 7-12 from public, private and parochial schools in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage and Summit counties will compete by category and grade level. During the four-day event, approximately 600 students from more than 90 schools in those counties set up their science fair displays, discuss their projects with more than 300 judges and compete for more than $20,000 in prizes.
Students at the fair compete in nine categories that are subdivided by grade levels. NEOSEF awards one 1st place, and multiple 2nd place, 3rd place and honorable mentions per subdivision. One of the most rewarding aspects of NEOSEF is the opportunity for the students to discuss their research with local scientists and engineers.
NEOSEF then 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 Middle School award (SSP). 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 more than $4 million in scholarships and prizes.
NEOSEF winners often continue to excel in these next levels of competition. Last year, three students, Catherine Haag, Alec Lai and Karen Kruzer represented NEOSEF at the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair bringing home a total of $23,750 in awards! Two years ago, Kaleigh Eichel, a high school student from Strongsville, went on to win at ISEF with her project The Ability to Learn: Learning and Communication between Comet Goldfish. Her grand prize win earned her a trip to Stockholm, Sweden, during the awarding of the 2008 Nobel Prizes, and the opportunity to meet world-renowned scientists that inspired her very own work.
Judging will take place March 16 from 3:15 5:45 p.m. The public will be able to view the projects on March 16 from 6:30 9 p.m. and March 18 from 3:30 6:30 p.m. The awards ceremony will be March 18 from 6:30 9 p.m.
For more details, visit www.neosef.org.
About 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). NEOSEF is presented by Cleveland State University, Cleveland Clinic and Great Lakes Science Center.
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