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 Regeneron ISEF. The BSEF is a separate fair and is not affiliated with, nor requires participation in either District Science Day or State Science Day. As an affiliated ISEF fair, the BSEF will follow the ISEF rules and form requirements. The BSEF will be held as an online competition in March 2022. Click here to view the BSEF timeline. Please continue to check back for more information including the registration link. Melvin Scholars will be selected from the BSEF based upon the quality of their research project.

Students showcasing their projects at BSEF



Congratulations to all of the students who participated in the 2021 BSEF. This event was is made possible by our sponsor, the AEP Foundation and each of volunteers and judges.

Six students will represent the BSEF (The Ohio Academy of Science)  as presenters for the 2021 International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).  The 2021 ISEF will draw students from more than 60 countries and they will compete for more than $4 million in scholarships and awards 

 The 2021 Finalist selected to compete in ISEF:

Johan DeMessie, Mason HS , Mason

Anish Gupta, Sylvania Northview HS, Sylvania

Harood Lughmani, Sylvania Northview HS, Sylvania

Ameya Saraf, Mason HS, Mason

Lisa Sebastian, Bethel HS, Tipp City

Johan DeMessie
Ameya Saraf
Lisa Sebastian
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