Buckeye Science and Engineering Fair

Hosted by COSI

April 7, 2018

Schedule of the day

8:30 am - Registration and set-up - there will be breakfast foods provided for the students (fruit, pastries, etc.).

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 5 projects will be advanced to ISEF

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. 

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. This fair is available to all students who currently live in a county highlighted below (see map). 


Students will qualify for the Buckeye Science and Engineering Fair (BSEF) through their District Science Days. Each District that is completely (or partially) covered by BSEF, 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 counties qualify for BSEF, see the map above.

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
  • Suarshan 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: