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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 57 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:

Name Change
After 66 years of service to the future scientists and engineers in the State of California, beginning in 2018 the California State Science Fair has been renamed the California Science & Engineering Fair.
2018 Dates Announced
The 2018 Fair will take place on April 23-24 in the California Science Center.
Judge Registration Process
For all qualified scientists and engineers who wish to judge at the 2018 Fair.

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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
Southern California Gas Company

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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