About the International Science and Engineering Fair

The International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) is held annually each May, and has been administered since 1950 by the Society for Science & the Public.

 

How to Nominate

Overview

The International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) is the world's largest international pre-college science competition. Held each May, it has been administered since 1950 by the Society for Science & the Public. Each year, ACM recognizes outstanding projects related to the field of computing with a series of ACM ISEF prizes.

The awards are presented at ISEF and include prizes of $4,000 for first place, $3,000 for second place, $1,000 for third place, and $500 for honorable mention. All winners also receive complimentary Student Memberships to ACM for the duration of their undergraduate education.

Next Deadline

May 2019

Submissions

All high school students with projects related to computing are automatically considered as candidates for the awards.

ACM Presents Special Awards to Intel Science Fair Finalists

ACM presented Special Awards to finalists in the 2018 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), the world's largest high school science research competition, held May 17-18 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Nearly 1,800 high school students from more than 75 countries, regions, and territories competed to reach the finals. In addition to monetary prizes, ACM also provides complimentary ACM Student Lite Memberships for the duration of the award recipients' undergraduate education.