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Student researchers in action at NC Science and Engineering Fair competition

Raleigh, N.C. – March 19, 2015– Three hundred young scientists and engineers from across the state will convene at Meredith College in Raleigh on Saturday, March 28, to participate in the annual N.C. Science and Engineering Fair (NCSEF). Students from 3rd grade through 12th grade will defend their original science and engineering research before 110 scientists and engineers. The Biogen Idec Foundation is the signature sponsor for this year’s NCSEF.

Public viewing of the Elementary (grades 3-5) student research projects will be from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in Ledford Hall. Junior (grades 6-8) and Senior (grades 9-12) projects can be viewed in the Science and Math Building from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

The Student Awards Ceremonies will be take place in the Jones Auditorium:
Students will compete for awards in both selected STEM categories as well as special awards. Selected high school student projects will advance to represent North Carolina at the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Pittsburgh, PA. At ISEF their research will compete with 1,500 students from more than forty countries. Top middle school projects will be nominated to participate in the Broadcom MASTERS™ (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars), a program of the Society for Science & the Public, that inspires and encourages the nation's young scientists, engineers and innovators.

NCSEF sponsors include:







University and In-Kind Partners


Further information about NCSEF may also be obtained at