Buckeye Science and Engineering Fair

Hosted by COSI

March 30, 2019

Schedule of the day

8:30 am - Registration and set-up - there will be a continental breakfast provided for the students. 

9:15 am - Student welcome

9:30 am - Judging starts (Round 1)

12:00 pm - End of Round 1

12:45 pm - Announcement of students advancing to Round 2

1:00 pm - Start of Round 2

3:00 pm - ISEF Qualifiers announced - A total of 6 projects will be advanced to ISEF


As program of The Ohio Academy of Science, the Buckeye Science & Engineering Fair (BSEF) provides all Ohio's students in grades 9-12 with an opportunity to qualify for the International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF). The ISEF is the largest and most prestigious science fair in the world. Each year over 1,700 students from more than 70 countries, regions, and territories around the world gather to compete for nearly $5,000,000 in awards and scholarships. For information please visit Intel ISEF

Students will need to qualify for the BSEF through their District Science Days (see map). Each District will be allocated a certain number of students (grades 9-12 only) that can qualify for BSEF. These qualifying students will then be able to compete at the BSEF for the opportunity to advance to the ISEF. 

District Science Days

Please click on the map to see a listing of contact information for the District Science Days.


Thank you to our sponsors!


Congratulations to all of the students who participated in the 2018 BSEF. This day is made possible by our sponsors, Ethicon and COSI.  and each of volunteers and judges.

Six students will represent the BSEF (The Ohio Academy of Science)  as presenters at the 2018 International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).  The 2018 ISEF is being held from May 13-18, in Pittsburg. Students from more than 60 countries will compete for more than $4 million in scholarships and awards 

The 2018 BSEF Finalist selected to compete in the 2018 ISEF:

  • Laalitya Acharya, William Mason HS, Mason

  • Prathik Chakravarthy, Beavercreek HS, Beavercreek

  • Sudarshan Chakravarthy, Beavercreek HS, Beavercreek

  • Nipun Jayatissa, Maumee Valley Country Day, Maumee

  • Caroline Karbowski, Summit Country Day School, Cincinnati

  • Mukund Seshadri, Dublin Coffman HS, Dublin

Pictures from the 2018 BSEF: