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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 3 days away! This year we expect 947 participants from 404 schools throughout the State who will present 801 projects in competition for awards totaling nearly $70,000.

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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.
Judge Registration Process
For all qualified scientists and engineers who wish to judge at the 2019 Fair.
Changes for the 2019 Fair
Dates, ISEF affiliation, New certification process required of all projects, and more...

Important Information About the Fair for:


CSEF Reference Library:

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

Presenting Benefactor: Benefactors: Category Sponsors:
NGC logo   Chevron Corporation
Broadcom Foundation
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
THE MUSES of the California Science Center Foundation
The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
  United Airlines
Aerodynamics/ Hydrodynamics
Applied Mechanics & Structures
The Cheryl Saban Self-Worth Foundation for Women & Girls
Behavioral & Social Sciences

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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