California State Science Fair
Schedule of Activities 2014

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All activities and events will take place within the California Science Center, including its main building and the Wallis Annenberg Building.

Monday, April 28, 2014
10:00 a.m.   Registration Opens
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.   Affiliated County and Regional Fair Coordinators Meeting
Location: California Science Center Administrative Offices, Conference Room 3 (Fourth floor)
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  *  Public Viewing
All students are requested to be present at their displays
3:30 p.m.   Registration Closes
All projects must be registered by this time, though a short additional time is allowed to complete the Display Approval process.
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  *  Opening Ceremony and Keynote Address
Keynote Speaker: Blake Bullock, Northrop Grumman
Location: Big Lab, Wallis Annenberg Building

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
7:00 a.m.   Science Center opens for judges and participants only.
8:00 a.m.   Student Orientation
Location: Big Lab, Wallis Annenberg Building
8:00 a.m.   All judges examine project displays before the First Judging Session.
No interviews will be conducted because students should not be present at this time.
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  *  First Session of Judging for all awards, in parallel. Includes:
All Category Awards
All Special Awards
All Recognition Awards
Science Fair Student of the Year project reviews.
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   California State Science Fair Teacher of the Year Interviews
Location: California Science Center Administrative Offices, Conference Room 3 (Third floor)
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.   Scheduled Break in Judging
Some non-category judges may still be in attendance to review project displays, but students are not required to be at their projects now, and no interviews will be conducted during this time.
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  *  Final Session of Judging for Category and Special Awards.
Recognition Awards presented to winners at their projects.
12:30 p.m.   Judging Ends. All participants must exit the Science Center.
All displays must remain in place until Removal Time (below).
12:30 p.m.   California State Science Fair Student of the Year
Finalists Announced
Location: Under the Rotunda, Outside South Doors, CSC
12:30 pm   Lunch provided for all students
Location: Under the Rotunda, Outside South Doors, CSC
12:30 p.m.   Students are now free.
Local opportunities begin with the Science Fair Seminar at 2:00 pm , and include sites such as the IMAX Theater, California Science Center, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, California African American Museum, and the USC Campus.
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.   California State Science Fair Student of the Year Interviews
Location: California Science Center Administrative Offices, Conference Room 3 (Third floor)
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.   Project Removal
All projects must be removed now. The display tables on which the projects are set up will be broken down beginning at 3:30 pm. Projects not removed during this Project Removal period will be discarded.
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.   Science Fair Seminars for Everyone
How to Do a Better Science Project and Telling a Scientific Story: Presenting Data
Location: MUSES Room, Wallis Annenberg Building
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  *  Junior Division Awards Ceremony
Location: Big Lab, Wallis Annenberg Building
Only Junior Division participants and persons holding a valid Admission Ticket will be admitted to this ceremony.
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  *  Senior Division Awards Ceremony
Location: Big Lab, Wallis Annenberg Building
Open to the public

* Photographs will be taken, and press interviews (newspaper, radio, and TV) may be held at these times. Fair photographs will be posted to the World Wide Web. Please dress appropriately.

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