Science Fair Projects

California Science and Engineering Fair

California Science and Engineering Fair

The California Science Center will host the 68th Annual California Science and Engineering Fair, presented by Northrop Grumman Corporation, in Spring 2019.

The California Science and Engineering Fair, established in 1952, is the culminating event for California students in grades 6 through 12 who have won top honors in local, county or regional science fairs.

The public is invited to view Science and Engineering Fair projects during the Fair.

The 2018 California Science and Engineering Fair

The 67th Annual California Science and Engineering Fair drew 934 middle and high school students from 397 schools statewide competing for nearly $60,000 in awards in 23 project categories ranging from Aerodynamics to Zoology.

Special thanks to Northrop Grumman Corporation as the Presenting Benefactor of the 67th Annual California Science and Engineering Fair; and to Dr. Linda Spilker, Cassini Project Scientist with NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, for delivering the Opening Ceremony’s keynote address.

Maggie S. Chen, from San Diego County, won the Senior Division Project of the Year Award with her project Nanotherapeutics Enhanced Artificial Liver Against Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria.

Espen Slettnes, from Alameda County, won the Junior Division Project of the Year Award with his project Minimal Embedding Dimensions of Rectangle k-Visibility Graphs.

Nitya Parthasarathy, from Orange County, was awarded Student of the Year.

Ms. Cathy Messenger, from Los Gatos High School in Santa Clara County, was honored as Teacher of the Year in the Senior Division.

Mr. Christopher Petriccione, from Curtis Middle School in San Bernardino County, was honored as Teacher of the Year in the Junior Division.

Please visit http://www.usc.edu/CSSF/ for a complete list of Science Fair award winners and supporters.