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 11, 2018
Science and Engineering Fair Affiliate Coordinators Meeting
RCOE Conference Center, 3958 Twelfth Street, Riverside | 4:30 p.m.
Saturday,
October 20, 2018
Science and Engineering Fair Expo
RCOE Conference Center, 3958 Twelfth Street, Riverside | 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday,
March 5, 2019
Science and Engineering Fair District Registration Deadline
Tuesday,
April 2, 2019
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

Wednesday,
April 3, 2019
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 April 3, 2019

TBD
April, 2019
California State Science Fair
California Science Center, Los Angeles
Sunday – Friday,
May 12-17, 2019
Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)
Phoenix, Arizona

*Dates subject to change.

Documents and Forms

Science Fair Expo Program available soon

RCSEF 2018-2019 Regulations and Information Packet available soon

  • RCSEF Student Application Form (RCSEF Form 1) available soon
  • RCSEF Continuation/Research Progression Projects Form (RCSEF Form 2) available soon
  • RCSEF Professional Research Support Form (RCSEF Form 3) available soon
  • RCSEF Certification of Humane Treatment of Live Vertebrate Animals (RCSEF Form 4) available soon
  • RCSEF Certification of Compliance of Research Involving Human Subjects (RCSEF Form 5) available soon
  • RCSEF Participant Informed Consent Form (RCSEF Form 6) available soon
  • RCSEF Human and Vertebrate Animal Tissue Form (RCSEF Form 7) available soon
  • RCSEF Affiliate Fair Registration Summary Sheet available soon
  • RCSEF Project Display Information Form/Label Template

RCSEF Intel ISEF Information to Apply available soon

RCSEF Judge Registration Form available soon

RCSEF General Information available March, 2019

Schedule of Events – April 2-3, 2019 available soon

RCSEF List of Projects by Category available March, 2019

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

How to Do a Science Fair Project (source: JPL, California Institute of Technology)