Information for Teachers -

If you are interested in exposing your students to science and improving their reasoning skills, participating in the Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair (GNOSEF) is a great place to start! The GNOSEF provides students with an opportunity to explore the exciting world of science and engineering and to meet other students who have similar interests. The GNOSEF is a great way of meeting some of the objectives outlined by many curriculum specialists!


When and Where

The 2018 GNOSEF is scheduled for February 26-28, March 1, with location still to be confirmed.


Important Dates and Deadlines for 2017-18

August 26           Teacher Workshop and Kickoff
October 9           School Affiliation Forms Due
October 13         Submit Projects requiring Pre-Approval to SRC
December 4      All Pre-Approvals Must be Completed
January 26         Project Registration/Document Deadline
February 9          All Project Documents Must be Approved                
Feb 26-28, Mar 1          GNOSEF 
March 2               Registration Deadline for State Fair
March 19-21       LA Science and Engineering Fair
May 13-18          International Science and Engr. Fair (ISEF)     Pittsburg, PA


Finalists in each division (Junior and Senior) from each regional fair will be eligible to compete at the Louisiana Science and Engineering Fair in Baton Rouge at Louisiana State University (LSU) March 19-21, 2018.


International Competition

May 13-18, 2018 in Pittsburg, PA — Four high school students and two teachers will be selected to represent the Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). This all-expense-paid trip gives students an opportunity of a lifetime, as over $5 million dollars in cash, prizes, and scholarships are awarded to the best of more than 1700 students from over 70 countries, regions and territories.

Getting Started

The GNOSEF hosts an annual workshop and kick-off event every September to help teachers gear up for the season. Workshop Registration


If you are stumped on how to get students started, follow the link below to the ISEF website for various resources available that are sure to get you and your students motivated to participate:
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Affiliation Form
Teachers desiring to have their students compete in the Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair (GNOSEF) must complete an affiliation form. The Affiliation Form is online here.

The GNOSEF follows all Intel ISEF rules plus some additional requirements unique to our fair. Ensure that your students have adhered to all applicable rules by reviewing them. For a COMPLETE listing of the applicable rules and regulations, please visit (will be posted soon!)

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.