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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:

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. Photos to come shortly.
Judge Registration Process
For all qualified scientists and engineers who wish to judge at the 2016 Fair.

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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