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California State Science Fair

The California State Science 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 since 1952. It is hosted by the California Science Center (formerly, the California Museum of Science and Industry).

The 64th annual California State Science Fair was held in the California Science Center on May 18-19, 2015. This year there were 968 participants from 425 schools throughout the State presenting 860 projects. These participants met in competition for awards totaling $50,000.

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

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Latest News from the 2015 Fair:

Award Medallions Mailed (June 25)
All medallions for Category Awards that were not collected during the Awards Ceremony have been mailed to the award recipients.
All Award Checks Mailed (June 15)
Major Fair Award checks were put into the mail today. Award checks for Category Awards were mailed on June 10. This completes all award checks.
Photographs Posted
June 5: Photographs of all Category Awards are now available. June 10: Major Fair Award photos added to the collection. June 12: Photo essay on Wired.com. July 6: Special and Recognition Award photos added to the collection.
Judging Results
All judging results including Major Fair Awards, Category Awards, and Special and Recognition Awards are now available. See also all awards in a single spreadsheet, with category awards organized by county.

Haven't been to the Fair? Here are some of the photographs from the 2013, 2012, and 2011 Fairs taken by our photographer (and by some participants as well). 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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