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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 67th annual California Science & Engineering Fair will be held on April 23-24, 2018. That's only 3 days away! This year we expect about 900 participants from 400 schools throughout the State meeting in competition for awards totaling $60,000.

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Latest News from the Fair:

Category Assignments
See this alphabetical list of participants as well as the list of all projects organized by division and category.
Incomplete Student Applications
Check for missing required items on this list of all participants organized by the student’s qualifying affiliated fair.
Science Fair Teacher of the Year Finalists Announced (Apr 19)
Jennifer Claudio, Eric Hartung, Roxanna Jackman, Cathy Messenger, Najwan Naserelddin, and Christopher Petriccione.
Student Application Process
The Final Submission Deadline has now passed. This process remains available only for missing team members whose teams have already been accepted.
Judge Registration Process
For all qualified scientists and engineers who wish to judge at the 2019 Fair. Registration for new judges for 2018 is now closed. However, you can still register so that we will contact you well in advance next year.

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CSEF Reference Library:

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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