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California State Science Fair

The California State Science 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 since 1952. It is hosted by the California Science Center (formerly, the California Museum of Science and Industry).

The 66th annual California State Science Fair is being held in the California Science Center on April 24-25, 2017. It's here! This year there are 927 participants from 400 schools throughout the State who will present 814 projects while competing for awards totaling $60,000.

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
Southern California Gas Company

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Latest News from the Fair:

Science Fair Teacher of the Year Finalists Announced
Jennifer Claudio, Renee Fallon, Dr. Aidyl-Serricchio Gonzalez, Elaine Gillum, Darshana Shah, and Fardusa Sharif.
Incomplete Student Applications
Check for missing (red dot) items on this list of all participants organized by the student’s qualifying affiliated fair.
Category Assignments
See this alphabetical list of participants as well as the list of all projects organized by division and category.
Judge Registration Process
For all qualified scientists and engineers who wish to judge at the 2018 Fair. Judge registration for the 2017 Fair is now closed.

Haven't been to the Fair? Here are some of the photographs from the 2016 and 2015 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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