Santa Clara County Fair Grounds
The Synopsys Sonoma County
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
The Synopsys Alameda County Science & Engineering Fair
Alameda County Fairgrounds
The Synopsys Championship
San Jose Convention Center
Los Angeles, CA
California State Science Fair
Los Angeles, CA
science projects. prepare students for life.
The Synopsys Silicon Valley Science & Technology Outreach Foundation enables and celebrates teachers and students developing science projects at K-12 public schools and private non-profit schools with 501(c)(3) public charity status in California and select schools affiliated with regional offices of Synopsys, Inc. In addition to sponsoring numerous science fairs including The Synopsys Championship, The Sonoma County STEAM Showcase, The Synopsys Sacramento Regional Science & Engineering Fair, The Synopsys Alameda Science & Engineering Fair and sciencepalooza!, foundation programs and competitions include The Advanced Science Research Facility, The Advanced Science Research Class, SuperSchool teacher training seminars, the Synopsys Outreach Foundation n + 1 Prize, Science Fair 101 for Parents and contributions of science project poster boards and data collecting devices to eligible schools across California and parts of Oregon.
Applications for 2016-'17 will be available at noon on August 15. We’ll accept applications until September 15; however, we may close the application period sooner if the foundation reaches its budget quota.
Some of your students may look to their parents for guidance in designing a science project. If the parents have little or no experience developing a science project, a Science Fair 101 presentation at your school might help.
Science Fair 101 demonstrates the science project basics for parents. The presentation is FREE, lasts around 30-45 minutes, is held in the evening and is appropriate for grades K-6.
sciencepalooza! is the annual science fair exclusively for students in the East Side Union High School District of San Jose. Approximately 1,000 students participate in the fair, held each year at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. Their science projects are judged by professionals from businesses, schools, and universities throughout Silicon Valley. The 17th annual sciencepalooza! will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2016.
My Science Fair ExperienceWhether satisfying or frustrating or somewhere in between, a science project usually provides a memorable experience. In most instances, it serves as a rite-of-passage for students. Sometimes, it ignites a spark and propels a student to a career in science or engineering.
We're interested in hearing about your science fair experience. Did it provide a good recollection? Is it remembered as a catastrophe? Did it move you closer to science or perhaps put you on a path to a scientific career?
Tell us about your science fair experience
SuperSchool Teacher Training SeminarsThe Foundation periodically offers FREE grade-specific teacher training seminars that are designed and taught by teachers, tied to California's Next Generation Science Standards and include a contribution to the teacher's school of workshop materials!
Registration is now open for Summer 2016 classes