The North Carolina Science Fair Foundation (NCSFF) is a non-profit educational organization that is the proud sponsor of the North Carolina Science and Engineering Fair (NCSEF). The NCSFF supports the NCSEF through fundraising and outreach to inspire innovation and excellence in student research.
The NCSEF is affiliated with the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). ISEF is organized by the Society for Science & the Public dedicated to the public engagement in scientific research and education. Their vision is to promote the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement: to inform, educate, inspire. Through this affiliation, selected NCSEF students progress to compete in the Broadcom Master’s Program for grades 5-8 and the ISEF for grades 9-12. ISEF provides the rules and regulations governing student engaged research and safety for the NCSEF.
The North Carolina Science Fair Foundation (NCSFF) is a not-for-profit educational organization whose purpose is to increase the awareness of, exposure to, and participation in inquiry-based science learning. NCSFF promotes science and engineering research by elementary, middle, and high school students and partners with teachers to integrate student scientific research into science education, both formal and informal. NCSFF works to increase diversity and engagement of underrepresented student populations in science and engineering research. NCSFF organizes science and engineering fairs to showcase and celebrate student research and learning.
NCSFF will be a recognized leader for integrating student research into science and engineering education at the elementary and secondary level. The NCSFF community will include students, educators, parents, researchers, business, and government whose future depends upon science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Through the efforts of NCSFF, more of the youth of our state will become scientifically literate citizens and contribute to society as science and engineering leaders.