How can I come up with a good ISEF project idea?

<p>Are we allowed to just go to professors or something and ask them for any leads they have? As you can tell, I'm a bit stuck hahaha.</p>

<p>Do you plan to use it for this Spring's competition season? If so, it is a bit late to start now. Most kids do it in a lab the summer before, or if they do it during the year, they start in October or November. Unless you mean for next year?</p>

<p>If referring to a science-based project:</p>

<p>You could ask them what is going on in their lab at the time. That's what I did. And then I spent weeks reading through articles (over 60) and seeing what was going on in that field. Then I came up with a few ideas and discussed it with my mentor, and she and I figured out which would be most feasible and the best project. And then I started it. </p>

<p>Good luck!</p>