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Over 500 High Schools Students Presented at the 2017 NYC Science and Engineering Fair

March 6, 2017


On Sunday, March 5th The STEM Initiatives team hosted the preliminary round of the 2017 NYC Science and Engineering Fair (NYCSEF). This year marks the 10th anniversary of the collaboration between the NYC DOE and CUNY’s K-16 Initiatives as sponsor and host, respectively.

Nearly 600 students from 45 NYC high schools presented their projects in the Great Hall at City College.  Over 300 judges from across the tri-state area volunteered their time and expertise to judge the 439 projects on display.

c6mnc3jwmai84ha-jpg_largeIn an effort to make the fair more inclusive this year, NYCSEF invited nearly 30 students to present their research in a new, non-competitive category: Research in Development. Students in this category were visited by a special panel of judges who provided guidance on how to develop each project into a fully competitive project for 2018. The feedback from the students, teachers and judges was positive and encouraging.

The STEM Initiatives team organized a great event but could not have done it without the help of the 30+ volunteers, many of whom came from across the SUD program teams.

For images from the day from our staff, students, judges and the public – search #nycsef2017 on Instagram and Twitter.