California State Science Fair
Project Allocations - 2002

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The California State Science Fair has established 918 as a nominal target number for the 2002 project allocations. This number is based on our experience with the results of allocations in the previous four years, and does not indicate a desire to raise the size of the Fair to this level. Rather, built into this number is the assumption that there will be a fraction of allocations statewide which are not utilized. One affiliate's unutilized allocations will not be reassigned to another.

The fractions of the total allocations which derive from each of the previously established criteria (population, previous participation and category awards, and a baseline to protect small affiliates) have for 2002 been established as given in the following table.

 Criteria   Impact 
Population 5%
Project Participation 80%
Category Awards 15%
Baseline 6

The allocations computed from the policy specified above is given in the next table. For your reference, the values used for each of the three input quantities are also included, as well as the year 2001 allocations and the actual number of projects participating in 2001. Allocations for 2002 are rounded (up or down) to the nearest integer.

Fair Pop
(000s)
2001
Projects
(5 yr avg)
Awd %
(5 yr avg)
Allocation
2001
Actual
Projects
2001
Allocation
2002
Humboldt County Science Fair 126.5 20 21% 27 22 27
Lassen County Science Fair 33.8 3   6 5 6
Plumas County Science Fair 20.8     6   6
Mendocino County Science Fair 86.3 19 14% 24 25 23
Lake County Science Fair 58.3     6   6
Glenn County Science Fair 26.5     6   6
Butte County (Chico) Science Fair 203.2 3   6 1 6
San Francisco Bay Area Science Fair 3,118.9 26 18% 37 20 35
Tri-Valley Science & Engineering Fair 1,443.7     6   6
Placer County Science Fair 248.4 7 5% 11   9
Sacramento County Science Fair 1,440.0 1   6 2 6
Calaveras County Science Fair 40.6 4 5% 8 2 6
San Mateo County Science Fair 707.2 43 8% 43 43 41
Santa Cruz County Science Fair 255.6 14 19% 19 19 21
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair 1,682.6 24 14% 29 30 29
San Joaquin County Science Fair 563.6 4   6 3 6
Tuolumne County Science Fair 54.5 4 8% 8 6 8
Monterey County Science Fair 401.8 27 12% 26 24 29
San Benito County Science Fair 53.2 2   6 4 6
Central California Regional Science, Math, & Engineering Fair 1,279.7 80 13% 78 79 75
Tulare County Science Fair 368.0 4   6 6 6
San Luis Obispo County Science Fair 246.7 15 5% 16 14 15
Santa Barbara Science Fair 399.3 10 24% 18 12 21
Kern County Science Fair 661.6 70 12% 69 65 66
Ventura County Science Fair 753.2 62 12% 61 61 59
Los Angeles County Science Fair 9,519.3 112 26% 115 111 119
RIMS Inland Counties Science & Engineering Fair 3,285.6 89 12% 85 86 84
Orange County Science Fair 2,846.3 87 16% 86 89 85
Greater San Diego Science & Engineering Fair 2,956.2 110 20% 104 105 106

The total of all allocations may differ from the target number of 918 owing to roundoff. Each affiliate's computed allocation was rounded up or down to the nearest integer.

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California State Science Fair / 2002 Project Allocations / CalifSF@usc.edu