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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 39 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:

Student Application Process
Here's how you submit your application to present your science fair project at the Fair, along with a handy checklist of all required materials. See also, the list of students eligible to submit applications.
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   Broadcom Foundation
Chevron Corporation
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
THE MUSES of the California Science Center Foundation
The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
  United Airlines
Aerodynamics/ Hydrodynamics
Applied Mechanics & Structures

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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