After much consideration, the LISEF Board of Trustees has decided to NOT run the 2023-2024 LISEF Junior Varsity Fair. We believe this is the best decision for the health and safety of our students and teachers during this unprecedented school year. Please encourage your students to continue to discover and examine the world around them.
Notice: Liaison MUST register BEFORE Adult Sponsors & Students!
The LISEF Junior Varsity (JV) Fair began in 2011, and replaced the Proposal Fair. Since competition on Long Island is very intense, and the number of projects that we can accommodate at the LISEF Fair is limited, the JV Fair was created to provide an additional opportunity for students to compete. The projects in this fair range from proposal and literature review projects, to students who have complete work in university laboratories. While all grade levels are welcome, the focus is on younger students who desire an opportunity to discuss their projects with knowledgeable adults outside of their school environment, and serves as a stepping stone in their research career. Students are judged by science and math teachers, and compete in eight categories: Behavior and Social Sciences, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Environmental Science, Math and Computer Sciences, Medicine and Health Sciences, Plant Science. While these students are not eligible to advance to ISEF, the top students in each category receive awards.
Currently, each school is allowed to bring a maximum of 6 projects with up to 3 students each. Participating schools are required to supply one teacher judge for up to 4 projects and two teacher judges for 5 or 6 projects.