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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 was held on April 29-30, 2019. This year there were 947 participants from 404 schools throughout the State who presented 801 projects in competition for awards totaling nearly $70,000.

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All judging results are now available, including Category Awards, Major Fair Awards, and External Awards. Photographs coming soon.
2020 Dates
The 2020 California Science & Engineering Fair will be held on Monday and Tuesday, April 20-21, 2020. Application Deadlines and other changes from 2019 to follow.
Judge Registration Process
For all qualified scientists and engineers who wish to judge at the 2020 Fair.

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Special thanks go to the following organizations for their generous donations and volunteer efforts for the 2019 Fair.

Presenting Benefactor: Benefactor:
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Other befactors and category sponsors: Broadcom Foundation, Gilead Sciences, Inc., THE MUSES of the California Science Center Foundation, The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, United Airlines, and The Cheryl Saban Self-Worth Foundation for Women & Girls. [CSEF_bar]

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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