Welcome to the Buckeye Science and Engineering Fair!

What is the Buckeye Science and Engineering Fair?

To provide all students in Ohio an opportunity to qualify for Intel ISEF, The Ohio Academy of Science will be holding the Buckeye Science and Engineering Fair (BSEF) on April 7, 2018. This fair will be available to all student who currently cannot qualify for Intel ISEF based on where they live (see county list below). The Ohio Academy of Science is able to provide the Buckeye Science and Engineering Fair because of the generous support it receives from Ethicon-Endo Surgery. Currently, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (or Intel ISEF) is one of the largest and most prestigious science fairs in the world for pre-college students. Each year over 1,700 students compete from over 70 countries, regions, and territories around the world, and there is more than $5 million dollars in awards eligible for students at this fair.

Important Student Registration Information

The deadline is the Thursday (by 11:59 pm) following the District Science Day. You have 5 days to complete the registration information. For example, a student from District 15 (March 24), will have until 11:59 pm on Thursday, March 29 to register. Students who register via this site after their appointed deadline may have their registration canceled.

Only students from the following counties may register for the Buckeye Science and Engineering Fair: Adams, Ashland, Ashtabula, Belmont, Brown, Butler, Cark, Carroll, Champaign, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Columbiana, Coshocton, Erie, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin*, Gallia, Greene, Guernsey, Hamilton, Harrison, Highland, Holmes, Huron, Jefferson, Lawrence, Licking, Lucas, Madison, Mahoning, Miami, Monroe, Muskingum, Noble, Ottawa, Perry, Pickaway, Pike, Preble, Richland, Sandusky, Scioto, Shelby, Stark, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Warren, Wayne, and Wood. *Big Walnut SD, Dublin SD, and Westerville SD are all eligible for BSEF.

Qualifying for the BSEF

Students will qualify for the Buckeye Science and Engineering Fair (BSEF) through their District Science Days. Each District that is completely (or partially) NOT covered by Regional Fairs, will be allocated a number of students (grades 9-12) that can qualify for the BSEF at their District Science Day. These students will then be able to compete at the BSEF for an opportunity to qualify for the Intel ISEF fair.


The Buckeye Science and Engineering Fair would like to thank the following companies and organizations for their tireless support.
With their commitment, students have an opportunity to share ideas, showcase cutting-edge projects,
and compete annually for awards and scholarships.

If you would like to become a sponsor of the Buckeye Science and Engineering Fair
please contact Mr. Mike Woytek for more information.

For technical questions and support, please contact your event administrator