Raleigh, N.C. – February 26, 2019 – 400 STEM student researchers from all corners of NC will convene at NC State University's Talley Student Union on Sat., March 30, to compete in the 32nd NC Science and Engineering Fair (NCSEF). Students in Grades 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 will defend their original STEM research projects before 150 STEM field judges.
The public is invited to view the student research projects between 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm in the Piedmont/Mountains Ballroom of Talley Student Union.
The Awards Ceremonies will be held in the Carmichael Gymnasium at the following times: Elementary Division (Grades 3-5) at 2:30 pm Junior Division (Grades 6-8) at 3:30 pm Senior Division (Grades 9-12) at 4:30 pm
The top 12 Senior Division research projects will represent North Carolina at the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Phoenix, AZ, on May 12-17. ISEF is sponsored by the Society for Science & the Public. This research competition brings together over 1,700 high school students from all 50 states and 75 countries.
Top Junior Division projects will be nominated to participate in the Broadcom MASTERSTM (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars). Like ISEF, the Broadcom MASTERSTM is also sponsored by the Society for Science & the Public, which inspires and recognized our nation's young scientists, engineers, and innovators.
NCSEF sponsors Presenting Sponsor
NC Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Center
Social & Scientific Systems
The Sterling Foundation
Strategic Educational Alliances
University, School, and Community Partners
Appalachian State University
East Carolina University
Hillside High School - Durham
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
North Carolina State University
Triad Math and Science Academy
Western Carolina University
The NC Science Fair Foundation (NCSFF) sponsors the NCSEF and its 9 Regional Competitions across North Carolina. NCSFF is a 501 (c) 3 not-for profit, volunteer driven organization, whose mission is to increase inquiry-based student research in STEM related areas of study in Grades 3- 12 by “Inspiring Innovation in Student Research”.