Science and Engineering Fair

Grades 4-12

The Science and Engineering Fair is a competition of science and engineering projects designed, developed, and displayed by students in grades 4-12.

Participants share their creative abilities, knowledge, and interests with other students. Experienced judges critique the projects for qualities including scientific method, content, clarity of presentation, and originality.  The Riverside County Science and Engineering Fair is affiliated with the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair and the Broadcom MASTERS competition.

2017 Science and Engineering Fair Press Release | Photo Gallery

Important Dates*

Tuesday,
September 12, 2017
Science and Engineering Fair Affiliate Coordinators Meeting
RCOE Conference Center, 3958 Twelfth Street, Riverside | 4:30 p.m.
Saturday,
October 28, 2017
Science Fair Expo (to register, visit http://rcoe.k12oms.org/485-129113 or see flyer below)
RCOE Conference Center, 3958 Twelfth Street, Riverside | 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday,
January 9, 2018
Science and Engineering Fair Affiliate Coordinator’s Meeting
RCOE Conference Center, 3958 Twelfth Street, Riverside | 4:30 p.m.
Friday,
February 23, 2018
Science and Engineering Fair District Registration Deadline
Monday,
March 19, 2018
Science and Engineering Fair Project Set-up and Judging
Riverside Convention Center, 3637 Fifth Street, Riverside | 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Schedule of Events – available soon

Tuesday,
March 20, 2018
Science and Engineering Fair Public Viewing | 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Science and Engineering Fair Awards Ceremony | 6:00 p.m.
Riverside Convention Center, 3637 Fifth Street, Riverside
Schedule of Events – available soon

*All projects must be removed by 9:00 p.m. on March 20, 2018

TBD
California State Science Fair
California Science Center, Los Angeles
Tuesday,
May 8, 2018
Science and Engineering Fair Affiliate Coordinator’s Debriefing Meeting
RCOE Conference Center, 3958 Twelfth Street, Riverside | 4:30 p.m.
Sunday – Friday,
May 13-18, 2018
Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

*Dates subject to change.

Documents and Forms

RCSEF General Information – available March 1, 2018

Schedule of Events – March 19 and 20, 2018 – available soon

RCSEF List of Projects by Category – available March 1, 2018:

  • Elementary (Grades 4 and 5)
  • Junior Division (Grades 6-8)
  • Senior Division (Grades 9-12)

 

 

Science Fair Expo Registration Form

Regulations and Information Packet – available August 2017

  • Student Participation and Registration Form – available August 2017
  • Professional Research Support Form – available August 2017
  • Certification of Human Treatment of Live Vertebrate Animals – available August 2017
  • Certifications for All Projects Involving Live Vertebrate Animals – available August 2017
  • Certification of Compliance of Research Involving Human Subjects – available August 2017
  • Certification of Tissue Sample Source – available August 2017
  • District/Affiliate Fair Registration Summary Sheet – available August 2017
  • Project Display Information Form – available August 2017

Judge Registration Form – available August 2017

RESOURCES

Judges’ Perspective and Oral Speaking (from Science Fair Expo presentation)

Research Board – NGSS – Connections to the Common Core State Standards

Correct Science Fair Board Example