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Welcome to the Science and Engineering Fair of Northern Kentucky!

About Our Fair

SEFNK 2021 will be held virtually on Saturday, February 27th!! More information to follow!

SEFNK 2020 & Science Around Cincy!

Our Mission
The SEFNK mission is to promote and contribute to the educational and scientific development of students in its 30 county drawing area of northern and northeastern Kentucky. Throughout the year, SEFNK encourages and assists schools and their students in their science study and research programs in order to stress the understanding of fundamental principles of the STEM disciplines.

Our Vision
Through partnerships with educational institutions, businesses and communities we will use the all-inclusive educational nature of science fair projects to strengthen STEM education in Kentucky. We will utilize our resources to work toward implementation of county science fairs in each of our 30 counties to feed into our regional fair. Through this goal we will make SEFNK an annual showcase of the STEM talent and ability being prepared in the Northern Kentucky region and throughout the schools of the Commonwealth.

Category Winners 2020:
Elementary:
Animal Sciences
1st: Ella Stone & Charleigh Grayson
Behavioral & Social Sciences
1st: Gracie Taylor 2nd: Katie Fischer 3: Desmond Hutchens
Chemistry
1st: Anissa Thompson 2nd: Kennedy Ward 3rd: Annabelle Hunt
Energy and Transportation
1st: Michael Brickey 2nd: Nicholas Carmack
Engineering: Electrical & Mechanical
1st: Caleb Clark 2nd: Colten Thomas 3rd: Omar Alreshaidan
Engineering: Materials & Bioengineering
1st: Cannon May
Environmental Science
1st: Estelle Thorwarth 2. Reid Griffith
Medicine & Health
1st: Avery Kush 2nd: Madison Crowley 3rd. McKenna Coyle
Physics & Astronomy
1st: Eli Harper & Van Green 2nd: Mason Carr 3. Bryalon Koller
Plant Sciences
1st: Cillian Burke 2nd: Finn Bentz

Junior:
Animal Sciences
1st: Aiden O'Hara 2nd: Ella Long 3rd: Abigail Turnpaugh
Behavioral & Social Sciences
1st: Jocelyn Monson 2nd: Dillon Cain 3rd: Mariella Dragone
Biochemistry
1st: Josie Stallard 2nd: Paige Summe 3rd: Norah Fathman
Cellular & Molecular Biology
1st: Nick Rodino 2nd: Ty Stevens 3rd: Isabella Erenberg & Olivia Patton
Chemistry
1st: Maria Becraft 2nd: Madison Knuckles & Dirk Hay 3rd: Ashley Kessans
Computer Science
1st: Carissa Stahl 2nd: Adam Hassoun 3rd: Luke Darpel
Energy and Transportation
1st: Molly Rawe 2nd: Clara Heberling 3rd: JT Houston
Engineering: Electrical & Mechanical
1st: William Thomas 2nd: Xavier Thomas 3rd: Victoria Radic
Engineering: Materials & Bioengineering
1st: Ryan Glover 2nd: Ryan Ehlman 3rd: Louis Lucas IV
Environmental Science
1st: Vincent DiTommaso 2nd: Ryan Hetzer
Mathematical Sciences
1st: Tessa Schulte 2nd: Ava Himonidis
Medicine & Health
1st: Rebecca Raziano 2nd: Kate Harris 3rd. Audrey Holian
Physics & Astronomy
1st: Jonathan Ghazala 2nd: Megan Gonzalez 3. Georgi Kirtley
Plant Sciences
1st: Sarah Alcorn 2nd: Kate Laws 3rd: Lacey Gross

Senior:
Animal Sciences
1st: Hailey Fullenkamp
Behavioral & Social Sciences
1st: Isabella Montalvo 2nd: Jarrod Woods
Cellular & Molecular Biology
1st: Catherine Conley & Adrian McDaniels
Chemistry
1st: Caroline Boehmer 2nd: Leah Kokocinski & Emma Paley
Computer Science
1st: Mina Ryumae
Engineering: Electrical & Mechanical
1st: Anna Engelman & Abigail Wilbers 2nd: Matthew Diamond & Grace Terry 3rd: Kirsten Spillman
Engineering: Materials & Bioengineering
1st: Natalie Janzaruk
Environmental Science
1st: Allison Jones & Andrea Zeis
Medicine & Health
1st: Anna Meade
Microbiology
1st: Haylee Burton & Mia Carter 2nd: Katherine Crail & Mary Roebker
Physics & Astronomy
1st:Molly Kleier
Plant Sciences
1st: Taylor Bellomy & Kendal Jones 2nd: Rachel Panko 3rd: Leah Blevins & Joshua Cordial

School Award (Junior): St. Agnes
School Award (Senior): Notre Dame Academy
Best of Fair Runner- Up: Natalie Janzaruk (Notre Dame Academy)

Best of Fair Winners: Anna Engelman & Abigail Wilbers (The Ignite Institute)

Ready to Get Down to Science?

Categories:
Animal Sciences
Behavioral & Social Sciences
Biochemistry
Cellular & Molecular Biology
Chemistry
Computer Science
Energy & Transportation
Electrical & Mechanical Engineering
Materials & Bio-engineering
Environmental Management
Environmental Sciences
Mathematical Sciences
Medicine & Health Sciences
Physics & Astronomy
Plant Sciences

Elementary and Middle School level projects will not be accepted in the following areas: Microbiology; Human or Vertebrate projects that contain or make use of tissues, fluids, cells, etc; Projects pertaining to the use of recombination DNA. Attempts to move such projects from the Microbiology category to another will be disqualified from competition. Please contact us if there are any questions concerning a project's eligibility to register. Please note that projects are accepted on a first-come basis, thus if project numbers fill up in a specific grade or category, caps can be enforced to limit project numbers.

IRB and SRC review: Please also review and pay special attention to the rules regarding use of animal or human subjects, hazardous chemicals and devices. We plan to continue our strict adherence to ISEF paperwork requirements set for high school participants for the elementary and middle school levels as well.IRB and SRC project reviews must be performed prior to project research. Please refer to SEFNK and ISEF rules for more details. In the occasion that a senior participant wins the grand prize at the SEFNK Fair more than two consecutive years, while they can still advance to higher competitions, SEFNK reserves the right to award the prize of an all-expense paid trip to ISEF to the next consecutive winner/s.

Rules/Regulations: SEFNK follows the Intel ISEF Rules for All Projects, please visit their website for more information: https://student.societyforscience.org/rules-all-projects

Science Fair Contact Info:

Phone: (859) 572-1308 Email: doresd1@nku.edu Fax: (859) 572-6179

SEFNK Mailing Address: 129 Landrum Academic Center Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights, KY 41076

Become a sponsor or host a table today!

Sponsorship

The Science & Engineering Fair of Northern Kentucky 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 Science & Engineering Fair of Northern Kentucky
please contact Mrs. Danielle Dores for more information.

For technical questions and support, please contact your event administrator