Synopsys Outreach Foundation

Enabling and celebrating teachers and students developing science projects in California and Hillsboro, Oregon

science projects. prepare students for life.

Congratulations to sciencepalooza 2020 participants!

Thank you to all of those who participated in sciencepalooza, or volunteered to make it a success. Our 21st annual event was a huge success – seeing an 18% increase in registered projects and 23% increase in students. The Synopsys Outreach Foundation would especially like to thank our College & Career Center partners – SJSU, Mineta Transportation Institute, and San Jose City College.
Check out our event photos.

Spotlight: Impact on California and Santa Clara County

Every year, we pride ourselves on expanding our support throughout California. Check out the presentation below to see how teachers in every county of the state were able to benefit from our programs in 2018. We look forward to helping your school with their science fair needs during the 19-20 school year!

Synopsys Championship 2020 Judges Needed

Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 11:00AM to 6:00PM
San Jose Convention Center
The Santa Clara County science fair for students grades 6-12

Both judges and general volunteers are needed. Learn more (and sign up!) on their website. Lunch will be provided.


Our heroes! The Synopsys Outreach Foundation works hard to save you time (and money!) through our programs. Each fall, applications open for our science fair packages – all of which are free! Be notified when applications open by signing up for our newsletter.

Parents & Students

The Synopsys Outreach Foundation proudly supports the future STEM leaders in California. In addition to sponsoring the Bay Area’s preeminent science fairs, we offer resources and support for Parents & Students looking to get involved through out Science Fair 101 program.


Looking for a way to make a difference? Become a science fair judge and support future STEM leaders in the Bay Area. Fairs take place each spring from San Jose to Sonoma and only a knowledge of the scientific method is needed to help. 

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Science, STEM & STEAM Fairs

The Synopsys Championship

The annual science fair for students in grades 6-12 in Santa Clara County, CA

The Synopsys Sonoma County STEAM Showcase

A science fair for students in grades K-12 in Sonoma County, CA.

The Synopsys Alameda County Science Fair

The annual science fair for students in grades 6-12 in Alameda County, CA.


The annual science fair exclusively for students in the East Side Union High School District of San Jose


Elementary and middle school science fairs in Santa Clara County

South Valley Science and Engineering Fair

Science and engineering fair for all 6th-12th grade Morgan Hill, Gilroy, and San Martin students.

Chemistry Flask - Synopsys Outreach Science Education Programs
Synopsys Outreach Foundation

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.

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