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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 was held on April 23-24, 2018. This year there were 934 participants from 397 schools throughout the State who presented 795 projects in competition for awards totaling $60,000.

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Latest News from the Fair:

Award Checks/ Award Medallions
Checks for all fair awards were mailed from the California Science Center on Friday, May 25. If you do not receive your award check within the next week, please contact us. All duplicate medallions for team members were sent out a few days earlier, so if you do not receive your award medallion within the next few days, please contact us.
Results (April 24)
All judging results are now available, including Major Fair Awards, Category Awards, and External Awards. Photographs coming soon.
Judge Registration Process
For all qualified scientists and engineers who wish to judge at the 2019 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

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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