Science and Engineering Fair

Sweepstakes winners hold their trophies high in front of the 1,200 attendees at the 2018 Riverside County Science and Engineering Awards Ceremony.

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 – To register: http://rcoe.k12oms.org/
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
Monday – Tuesday,
April 29-30, 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

RCSEF Expo Flyer – October 20, 2018

RCSEF 2018-2019 Regulations and Information Packet (revision date 9/26/18)

RCSEF Intel ISEF Information to Apply 

RCSEF Judge Registration Form

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)