Buckeye Science and Engineering Fair
April 2, 2016
The Buckeye Science and Engineering Fair will be held at:
Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center at The Ohio State University
2201 Fred Taylor Dr, Columbus, OH 4321
Schedule of the day
8:00 am - Registration and set-up - there will be breakfast foods provided for the students (fruit, pastries, etc.).
8:45 am - Student welcome
9:00 am - Judging starts (Round 1)
11:00 am - End of Round 1
11:15 am - Announcement of students advancing to Round 2
11:30 am - Start of Round 2
1:30 - 2 pm - ISEF Qualifiers announced
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. Unfortunately, students in over half of the counties in Ohio HAVE NO WAY TO QUALIFY FOR THIS FAIR. As seen below, there are large areas of Ohio that cannot currently send students to Intel ISEF (counties in white). This is mostly due to the fact that the fair that sends students to Intel ISEF has to pay all of the students’ expenses (airfare, lodging, food, etc.).
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) in April of 2016. This fair will be available to all student who currently cannot qualify for Intel ISEF based on where they live (see map above). Please see our programs page for an illustration of how students could qualify for the BSEF through their District Science Days.
Students will qualify for the Buckeye Science and Engineering Fair (BSEF) through their District Science Days (see figure below). 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. To review which Districts cannot qualify for the Intel ISEF, see the map above.
Thank you to our private and corporate sponsors!
Through the generosity of our members, and corporate support, the Buckeye Science and Engineering Fair is funded for 2015 and into 2016!!
Congratulations to all of the students who participated in the 2015 BSEF (a complete list of students and school will be posted here), and thank you to our judges and sponsor Ethicon.
Four students will be representing the Buckeye SEF as presenters at ISEF, and 3 additional students will be able to attend as observers:
- Allison Clausius (Toledo, Sylvania Southview HS)
- Richard Jin (Sylvania, Maumee Valley Country Day HS)
- Pallavi Lanka (Sylvania, Sylvania Southview HS)
- Sreeram Venkatarao (Mason, William Mason HS)
- Ashley King (Peninsula, Hudson HS)
- Wesley Wolf (Cincinnati, Walnut Hills HS)
- Anna Kruse (Canal Winchester, Bloom Carroll HS)