CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY HOSTING 59TH ANNUAL NORTHEASTERN OHIO SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR
March 6th, 2012
CLEVELAND (March 4, 2012) – The Northeastern Ohio Science and Engineering Fair (NEOSEF) will hold its 59th annual fair March 12-15 at Cleveland State University. This fair is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for burgeoning scientists and engineers to showcase their inquiry, research and presentation skills in an effort to win cash, recognition and an opportunity to compete internationally. One of the most rewarding aspects of NEOSEF is the opportunity for students to discuss their research with local scientists and engineers.
Approximately 600 students in grades 7-12 from more than 100 public, private and parochial schools in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage and Summit counties will set up their science fair displays, discuss their projects with approximately 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. NEOSEF then selects students to move on to the next levels of competition, The International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) and Broadcom Masters Program. 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. In 2011, four students representing Northeast Ohio at ISEF won awards. John Boykin, from St. Peter Chanel High School, took 4th place in the Engineering: Materials and Bioengineering category and also received a full tuition scholarship to Drexel University. Joseph Soltzberg, from Hawken School, took 4th place overall in the Medicine and Health Sciences category. Trent Navran, from Solon High School, won a $1,000 savings bond from AVASC (Ashtavadhani Vidwan Ambati Subbaraya Chetty), an educational and medical service foundation. Additionally, the Coalition for Plasma Science awarded William Jack, from Hudson High School, $1,000 for his work in the physical sciences.
Judging will take place March 13 from 3:00-5:30 p.m. The fair will be open to the public on March 13 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. and March 15 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. The awards ceremony will be March 15 from 6:30-9:00 p.m.
For more details, visit www.neosef.org.
Marketing & PR Manager
Great Lakes Science Center
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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