The Westchester Science & Engineering Fair (WESEF) encourages students to participate in hands on science by providing a forum for showcasing the outstanding research of high school students in Westchester & Putnam counties of New York State and sponsoring the top students from the fair to advance to the REGENERON International Science & Engineering Fair.
We are excited to share that we are planning for an in-person event for the Regeneron Westchester Science & Engineering Fair (WESEF) which will be held on Saturday March 19th, 2022! Please save the date! We anticipate that some details for our event may be subject to change as we adapt our event to meet the developing COVID-19 guidelines issued by health and safety officials.
Our fair serves area high school students who have conducted original research projects in Westchester, Putnam, & Sullivan Counties of New York State and are interested in sharing their research, competing for various awards including the chance to qualify to attend the Regeneron International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) which will take place this year in Atlanta, Georgia May 8-13, 2022.
- The complete Awards Program is available here with a listing of all special and category awards winners.
This year was our biggest and best Regeneron Westchester Science & Engineering Fair yet! In total, we had approximately 560 projects representing 44 high schools in our region including Westchester and Putnam Counties. The caliber of our students’ work was exceptional and rivals that of professional scientists!
We are excited to share the results of our science fair:
The top Regeneron WESEF winners will advance to the International Science & Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, PA May 13th – May 19th where they will compete among 1,800 students from more than 75 countries around the world for $4 million in prizes.
Additionally, Regeneron WESEF is able to the send nine qualifying projects to the Genius Olympiad June 11th – June 16th, an international science fair held in Oswego, NY which will include a total of 600 projects from over 70 countries.
We must additionally thank the more than 300 judges who volunteers to support student interests in science by giving generously of their time on a Saturday morning.
Finally, we recognize that this science fair would not be possible without the continued support of our donor organizations including our top donors Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Acorda Therapeutics, Entergy, and Boehringer Ingelheim Cares. Additional information on our donors can be found here.
Photos from the awards ceremony can be found here.
The Photo Montage from the Awards Ceremony is available here.
The top 12 individual and top 3 teams advancing to the International Science & Engineering Fair are:
|Caitlin O’Donnell||Yorktown High School|
|Alaina Otto||Sleepy Hollow High School|
|Simon Peck||Fox Lane High School|
|Madiha Zia||Ossining High School|
|Jessica Finkler||Mahopac High School|
|Eden Sheinin||Yorktown High School|
|Tara Venkatadri||Ardsley High School|
|Sarah Broas||Putnam Valley High School|
|Rachel Joseph||Somers High School|
|Kiera Mallinson||Pelham Memorial High School|
|Michaela Kyer||Yorktown High School|
|Isha Puri||Horace Greely High School|
|Julia Piccirillo-Stosser, Sabrina Piccirillo-Stosser, & Kiara Tavares||Ossining High School|
|Hannah Bilton & Emma Bilton||Yorktown High School|
|Jainil Sutaria, Rachel Li, & Chelsea Wang||Ardsley High School|
The top 9 projects advancing to the Genius Olympiad are:
|Magdalene Ford||Ossining High School|
|Ryan Onatzevitch||Yorktown High School|
|Madeleine Sleeman||Fox Lane High School|
|Peter Wei||Pelham Memorial High School|
|Pranav Burugula||Yorktown High School|
|Chirag Kumar||Horace Greeley High School|
|Jamie Kramer||Dobbs Ferry High School|
|Bryan Mesquita||Westlake High School|
|Susanna Weber||Mamaroneck High School|
Many thanks to all who helped to pull this event together, including the donors, judge volunteers, teachers, parents, mentors, and student volunteers! Thank you for your continued participation, interest, and support!