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The California Science & Engineering Fair is the final science fair of the academic year for students throughout the State of California in grades 6 - 12, serving California's future scientists and engineers since 1952. The fair is hosted by the California Science Center.

The 68th annual California Science & Engineering Fair will be held on April 29-30, 2019. That's only 68 days away! This year we expect about 900 participants from 400 schools throughout the State who will present about 800 projects in competition for awards totaling $60,000.

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Latest News from the Fair:

Broadcom MASTERS Award Winners (Sep 18)
CSEF participants won awards at the national Broadcom MASTERS Competition, including the top three awards. See also the list of Californians who were named as finalists (Sep 18) and Top 300 Broadcom MASTERS (Sep 5).
2019 Dates
The 2019 California Science & Engineering Fair will be held on Monday and Tuesday, April 29-30, 2019. Application Deadlines and other changes from 2018 to follow.

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Special thanks go to the following organizations for their generous donations and volunteer efforts.

Presenting Benefactor: Benefactors:
NGC logo   Chevron Corporation
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
THE MUSES of the California Science Center Foundation
The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation

Haven't been to the Fair? Here are some of the photographs from the 2017 and 2016 Fairs taken by our photographer. For the historically-minded, here's a short photo essay using photographs taken about twenty years ago. Or watch the Awards Ceremonies again, just as they were then Webcast live from the Fair.

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