Oct. 15, 2019

Registration Opens

January 25, 2020

Registration Postmark Date/Online Registration Closes

 Feb. 3, 2020

Scientific Review Committee Meets

March 21, 2020


May 10-15, 2020

June 13, 2020

STANYS Science Congress Begins

Congratulations to all of the participants of the 2020 Regeneron Greater Capital Region Science and Engineering Fair
Thank you to all of our sponsors, volunteer judges, students, parents and teachers for making our fair a success!
 To see a list of all registered projects, participants, project numbers, and available awards, see the

Society for Science and the Public

ISEF 2020 – Cancelled:  

The Society for Science & the Public and Regeneron are deeply disappointed to share that, based on our comprehensive evaluation of guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control related to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair 2020, scheduled for May 10-15 in Anaheim, California.

The health and wellbeing of everyone who attends our events is always our top priority. Given the unprecedented travel restrictions, government recommendations and protective measures being taken across the world, the Society and Regeneron believe the most responsible decision is to cancel this year’s Regeneron ISEF and avoid gathering thousands of people and students from around the world. Ultimately, the various current restrictions on travel and mass gathering make it impossible to hold Regeneron ISEF 2020.

Moreover, as school systems throughout the United States and around the world continue to close, many of our affiliated fairs have also cancelled their events in an effort to help stop the spread of COVID-19. We applaud our affiliated fair network for their focus on the safety and security of students. In making this decision, the Society and Regeneron also considered the inherent risks to the hundreds of volunteers from Orange County and around the world who travel to support the event for it to be held successfully.

These are challenging and unprecedented times, and we share in the sadness of our finalists who looked forward to meeting and competing with their peers from around the world. We are deeply grateful to everyone who collectively dedicated thousands of hours of their time along with their energy and passion to ensure that Regeneron ISEF would be an amazing experience. This includes the fair directors and parents, Regeneron and all of our sponsors, the Orange County Local Arrangements Committee, the hundreds of volunteers and judges, our many vendors and partners, and of course our staff.  We look forward to healthier and happier times and to Regeneron ISEF 2021.

For more information, please review the Society for Science and the Public FAQ page.

“Thank you for the amazing experience! I had a life changing time and will never forget the connections I made at ISEF.”

  • Maggie Farr, Saratoga H.S. 2019 ISEF Finalist and 4th place grand prize awardee at ISEF, Phoenix, AZ

Congratulations to our 2019 Senior Division Grand Prize Awardees

1st Place Intel Finalist,-Maggie Farr,-Saratoga HS

Margaret Farr
First Place | Saratoga HS

Second Place Intel Finalist Nathan Wang Shaker HS

Nathan Wang
Second Place | Shaker HS

Third Place Intel Finalist Olivia Zhou Shaker HS

Olivia Zhou
Third Place | Shaker HS

Congratulations to our 2019 Junior Division Grand Prize Awardees

1st place, James Lian, Arin Khare, Kaie Vernooy, Iroquois MS

James Lian, Arin Khare, Kai Vernooy
Broadcom Masters Semi-Finalists
First Place | Iroquois MS

2nd Place, Teagan Wright, Greenwich CSD

Teagan Wright
Second Place | Greenwich CSD

Abigail McManus, Shaker Jr HS Project Title: What fruit gives the highest quality of soil when composting

Abigail McManus
Third Place | Shaker JR HS