science projects. prepare students for life.

The Synopsys Silicon Valley Science & Technology Outreach Foundation enables and celebrates teachers and students developing science projects at K-12 public schools and private non-profit schools with 501(c)(3) public charity status in California and select schools affiliated with regional offices of Synopsys, Inc. In addition to sponsoring numerous science fairs including The Synopsys Championship, The Sonoma County STEAM Showcase, The Synopsys Alameda Science & Engineering Fair and sciencepalooza!, foundation programs and competitions include The Advanced Science Research Facility, The Advanced Science Research Class, SuperSchool teacher training seminars, the Synopsys Outreach Foundation n + 1 Prize, Science Fair 101 for Parents and contributions of science project poster boards and data collecting devices to eligible schools across California and parts of Oregon.

The Foundation helps to enable and celebrate students and teachers developing science projects.

Applications for the 2017-'18 academic year will be available at noon on August 21. We’ll accept applications until noon on September 8; however, we may close the application period sooner if the foundation reaches its budget quota.

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Dear Santa Clara County Teachers,

Some of your students may look to their parents for guidance in designing a science project. If the parents have little or no experience developing a science project, a Science Fair 101 presentation at your school might help.

Science Fair 101 demonstrates the science project basics for parents. The presentation is FREE, lasts around 30-45 minutes, is held in the evening and is appropriate for grades K-6.

See photos of the fair and past projects and learn tips about improving your project. Click Here

sciencepalooza! is the annual science fair exclusively for students in the East Side Union High School District of San Jose. Approximately 600 students participate in the fair, held each year at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. Their science projects are judged by professionals from businesses, schools, and universities throughout Silicon Valley. The 18th annual sciencepalooza! will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2017.



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SuperSchool Teacher Training Seminars

The Foundation periodically offers FREE grade-specific teacher training seminars that are designed and taught by teachers, tied to California’s Next Generation Science Standards, approved for CEUs and include a contribution to the teacher’s school of workshop materials. . We’re offering our first ONLINE class.  Five one hour sessions. You must take all five classes.  Click below for details.

Electricity (Part 1)  Grades 3-8, Wednesday, January 17 from 4 – 5 pm

Electricity (Part 2)  Grades 3-8, Wednesday, January 24 from 4 – 5 pm

Electricity (Part 3)  Grades 3-8, Wednesday, January 31 from 4 – 5 pm

Electricity (Part 4)  Grades 3-8, Wednesday, February 7 from 4 – 5 pm

Electricity (Part 5)  Grades 3-8, Wednesday, February 14 from 4 – 5 pm