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Research Expo Schedule

Science Fair Schedule
Sunday, March 1, 2020

8:00am to 9:00am

Registration and Safety Check for all projects at the Bergen County Academies gymnasium; Judge Orientation in Academy Grill.

9:00am to 12:00pm

Judging takes place in the gym. PARTICIPANTS MUST BE AT THEIR PROJECTS. Parents and mentors are not allowed in the exhibition area.

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Gymnasium open to the public for project viewing. Students must be at their projects.

Note: Immediately after public viewing, projects must be removed. Please dismantle your exhibit as quickly as possible. We cannot be responsible for material left behind. Projects are not to be removed early. Doing so may result in disqualification of your entry.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Judge Orientation - Board Room

1:00pm to 4:00pm

Symposium presentations - Auditorium

7:00pm to 8:30pm

Awards Ceremony - All are welcomeTop of page


Research Expo News

Each year, more than 7 million high school students around the world, develop original research projects and present their work at local science competitions with the hope of making it to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, a program of the Society for Science & the Public. Approximately 1,700 winners of local, regional, state, and national competitions are invited to participate in this week-long celebration of science, technology, engineering, and math. At the event, these young innovators share ideas, showcase cutting-edge research, and compete for more than 4 million dollars in awards and scholarships.

We are very excited to be hosting our own ISEF affiliated science fair and we count on your cooperation and support in getting all materials returned to school in a timely manner. If you have any questions, please reach out to your child’s mentor or to my office at any time.Top of page

Research Expo FAQs

If I enter the Research Expo in the category of “Novice Researcher,” and decide I want to compete for “Local prizes” in February, can I appeal my category?
You and your mentor may appeal the change to the SRC.

I have been working on my project for 2 years, how am I ever going to fit all of that data on my poster?
According to ISEF rules, you are not permitted to display data collected prior to May, 2019. The ISEF rules state only one year’s data may be displayed.

Should my mentors name be on my poster?
No only your name can appear on the poster.

Does the Research Expo follow ISEF rules?
Yes, as the rules change from year to year, the forms change as well. Also, the link provided will assist in answering some additional questions which may arise regarding rules.

If the SRC determines my paperwork needs some corrections, will I be disqualified because it is now after November 25?
No paperwork must be submitted by November 25 with local SRC signature already in place (who will submit it to the regional SRC on November 25), but modifications can be made until December 13.

Does the Research Expo follow ISEF rules?
Yes, the Research Expo follows ISEF rules as this is required in order to have the affiliation. ISEF rules can be found at

Only rules specific to date of the fair or times and questions about electricity availability may be different. Please consult with your mentor.

If I have a specific question my mentor cannot answer who should I contact?
You can email

What if I do not finish all of the work I described in my research plan?
Do not be concerned, frequently students do not complete all of the work they describe in the plan.

Can I add new assays or experiments to my project following final SRC approval (no later than Dec. 13)?

Will the ISEF Finalists come from different categories?
No, not necessarily.Top of page