California State Science Fair
Project Allocations - 2003

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The California State Science Fair has established the nominal target number for 2003 project allocations at 918, the same as in 2002. This number is based on our experience with the results of allocations in the previous five 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. Note: Unutilized allocations of one affiliate 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 2003 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 2002 allocations and the actual number of projects participating in 2002. Allocations for 2003 are rounded (up or down) to the nearest integer.

Fair Pop
(000s)
2002
5 year averages 2002 Actual Allocation
2003
Projects Awards Allocation Projects
Humboldt County Science Fair 127.7 21.8 21% 27 27 27
Lassen County Science Fair 34.2 3.7 0% 6 5 6
Plumas County Science Fair 21.0 0.0 0% 6 0 6
Mendocino County Science Fair 87.7 20.2 14% 23 22 23
Lake County Science Fair 60.3 0.0 0% 6 0 6
Glenn County Science Fair 26.8 0.0 0% 6 0 6
Butte County (Chico) Science Fair 207.0 2.5 0% 6 1 6
Nevada County Science Fair 95.3 5.0 20% 6 5 13
San Francisco Bay Area Science Fair 3206.2 21.4 16% 35 21 29
Tri-Valley Science & Engineering Fair 1486.6 0.0 0% 6 0 6
Placer County Science Fair 264.9 5.0 0% 9 0 6
Sacramento County Science Fair 1851.3 1.6 25% 6 3 14
Calaveras County Science Fair 41.7 3.4 6% 6 4 6
San Mateo County Science Fair 717.0 42.2 8% 42 43 40
Santa Cruz County Science Fair 260.2 16.0 25% 21 21 24
Synopsys Silicon Valley Science and Technology Championship 1719.6 27.6 15% 29 29 32
San Joaquin County Science Fair 596.0 5.0 0% 6 7 6
Tuolumne County Science Fair 55.8 5.0 0% 8 0 6
Monterey County Science Fair 409.6 26.2 11% 29 29 27
San Benito County Science Fair 55.9 2.8 0% 6 5 6
Central California Regional Science, Math, & Engineering Fair 1325.6 73.8 15% 75 77 70
Tulare County Science Fair 379.2 4.3 8% 6 6 7
San Luis Obispo County Science Fair 253.6 12.2 5% 15 11 13
Santa Barbara Science Fair 407.9 12.2 23% 21 19 21
Kern County Science Fair 687.6 67.2 13% 66 61 63
Ventura County Science Fair 780.1 59.8 13% 59 61 57
Los Angeles County Science Fair 9824.8 116.6 24% 119 120 121
RIMS Inland Counties Science & Engineering Fair 3459.5 87.4 11% 84 84 83
Orange County Science Fair 2939.5 88.4 17% 85 86 85
Greater San Diego Science & Engineering Fair 3069.1 108.2 20% 106 107 103

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.

The allocations for 2003 are changed for almost all affiliates except small fairs whose allocations are guaranteed not to be reduced below the baseline specified in the table above. In cases where the revised allocations cause extreme difficulties, affected affiliates are urged to contact us immediately.

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California State Science Fair / 2003 Project Allocations / CalifSF@usc.edu