Science and Medical Research

  • NYCSEF seeks to innovative scholarly manuscripts or posters on science(Biology, Chemistry, Physic, other relevant subjects) and medical research.
  • We also accept environmental and energy research papers and posters.
  • Students must be in 9th to 12th grade and be currently enrolled in science-related courses in a public school, a private school, or homeschooled.

Math and Engineering

  • In this category, student projects need to apply mathematical or computational science knowledge.
  • In addition, topics relevat to engineering such as mechanical, chemical, electrical engineering or material science would be suitable.
  • Students must be in 9th to 12th grade and be currently enrolled in math or computer-related courses in school.

Humanities and Social Studies

  • A paper that emphasizes any area of the humanities, social studies, philosophy, business, or economy can be submitted.
  • Social science phenomenon as a major cause or effect would be accepted as well.
  • Additionally, NYCSEF welcomes feature articles that contribute to broadly defined improvement of general intellectual knowledge or empirical studies of abstract theories.

NYCSEF Student Journal

  • For the Student Journal, NYCSEF accepts applications on a rolling basis but all final papers and supporting documentation must be submitted by the due date.
  • Due dates are May 20th for the first volume and October 20th for the second volume every year.
  • If your submission is accepted, your paper will be published online in an average of two months of receipt of the final accepted version.
  • Please see the "Fair Schedule" for Poster session.
Student Eligibility

  • Students must attend school in the US or overseas in order to apply to the 2020 NYCSEF Challenges.
  • Students must be in the 9th to 12th grade or in college.
  • For the projects with a group component, each student individually must have completed a major component of the project in order to be considered.
  • The research must be new research or projects that are a continuation from previous years not a reproduction of past research.
Summer Intership

  • Cancer and Stem Cell Research
  • Device models: mechanical, electromagnetic, and acoustics
  • Device-tissue interactions: biomechanics
  • Biofluids, bioheat transfer and bioelectromagnetics
  • Tissue/organ function models
  • Image-based modeling for personalized medical device design