Science and Engineering Fair

2019 Science and Engineering Fair
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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 International Science and Engineering Fair and the Broadcom MASTERS competition.

Important Dates*

Thursday,
September 26, 2019
Science and Engineering Fair Affiliate Coordinators Meeting
RCOE Conference Center, 3958 Twelfth Street, Riverside | 4:30 p.m.
Friday,
September 27, 2019
RCSEF ISEF Project Application Deadline to Submit (for application information, see below)
Saturday,
September 28, 2019
Science and Engineering Fair Expo – Online Registration for Expo
RCOE Conference Center, 3958 Twelfth Street, Riverside | 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Science and Engineering Fair Expo Flyer PDF
Wednesday,
February 5, 2020
Science and Engineering Fair District Registration Deadline
Monday,
March 2, 2020
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 fall 2019

Tuesday,
March 3, 2020
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 3, 2020
Monday – Tuesday,
April 20-21, 2020
California State Science Fair
California Science Center, Los Angeles
Sunday – Friday,
May 10-15, 2020
International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)
Anaheim, California

*Dates subject to change.

Documents and Forms

RCSEF 2019-2020 Regulations and Information Packet (available early fall 2019)

  • RCSEF Student Application Form (RCSEF Form 1) (available early fall 2019)
  • RCSEF Continuation/Research Progression Projects Form (RCSEF Form 2) (available early fall 2019)
  • RCSEF Professional Research Support Form (RCSEF Form 3) (available early fall 2019)
  • RCSEF Certification of Humane Treatment of Live Vertebrate Animals (RCSEF Form 4) (available early fall 2019)
  • RCSEF Certification of Compliance of Research Involving Human Subjects (RCSEF Form 5) (available early fall 2019)
  • RCSEF Participant Informed Consent Form (RCSEF Form 6) (available early fall 2019)
  • RCSEF Human and Vertebrate Animal Tissue Form (RCSEF Form 7) (available early fall 2019)
  • RCSEF Risk Assessment Form (RCSEF Form 8) (available early fall 2019)
  • RCSEF Affiliate Fair Registration Summary Sheet (available early fall 2019)
  • RCSEF Project Display Information Form/Label Template (available early fall 2019)

RCSEF Intel ISEF Information to Apply – Deadline to Apply: September 27, 2019

RCSEF Judge Registration Form (available early fall 2019)

RCSEF Schedule of Events and General Information for March 2-3, 2020 (available February 2020)

RCSEF 2020 List of Projects by Grade Level (available February 2020)

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)