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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 and Engineering Foundation.

Judging interviews of all projects in the 73rd annual California Science and Engineering Fair will be held on Tuesday, April 16, 2024. That's only 49 days away! This year we expect about 900 participants from 400 schools throughout the State who will present 800 projects in competition for awards totaling over $60,000.

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Fair Date
CSEF 2024 judging will take place on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, and will be entirely online.
Student Applications
Students who have qualified to participate will be sent invitations individually to their personal email addresses registered with their affiliated fair.
Judge Registration
Qualified scientists and engineers who wish to judge at CSEF 2024 should visit the Judges Page below.

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Haven't been to the Fair? Here are some of the photographs from previous years taken by our photographer. For the historically-minded, here's a short photo essay using photographs taken a few decades ago.

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