Information for Students

Getting Started
To qualify for the Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair (GNOSEF), you must

  1. Be nominated by your school or Home School Association.  Typically, nominated projects are the winners of their school fair. 
  2. Follow GNOSEF rules to ensure your project will be eligible to compete in the Fair.
  3. Review the links on this page. They provide valuable resources to help you get started. Also, your science teacher may have interesting research project ideas that you may find fun and rewarding.

right arrow buttonScience Project Resources from the International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF website)

right arrow buttonLearn About Local Fairs (ISEF website)

right arrow buttonLearn About Past Research Project winners at ISEF (ISEF website)


The GNOSEF follows all Intel ISEF rules plus some additional requirements unique to our fair. For a COMPLETE listing of the applicable rules and regulations, please review:

right arrow buttonSafety and Display Rules (will be added shortly)

right arrow buttonGNOSEF Project Rules (will be added shortly)

Determine Which Forms You Need
Many students can easily proceed through the GNOSEF review process by ensuring all of the proper forms have been submitted and properly signed. To determine which forms you need, use the Intel ISEF Rules Wizard. The Wizard asks a series of questions about your planned project and will provide a list of forms that you need for submittal to the GNOSEF.
right arrow button ISEF Rules Wizard (ISEF website)

right arrow button Forms (ISEF website) - Intel ISEF Document Library
right arrow button Categories

Write an Abstract
All projects must have an abstract which is to be displayed with the project. An abstract gives the essence of the project in a brief but complete form. The GNOSEF requries that participants use the ISEF abstract with 22 categories for both Junior and Senior Division. Documents from 1st and 2nd place GNOSEF winners in the 17 Senior Division and 13 Junior Division categories may then be sent directly to the Louisiana Science and Enginneering Fair, which will have 22 categories at both Junior and Senior Division levels.

right arrow button ISEF Abstract - 22 categories

Go to GNOSEF home page Information for Students Information for Teachers Information for Judges Information for Sponsors Go to University of New Orleans home page. Go to International Science and Engineering Fair home page. Go to Tulane University home page.