Synopsys Outreach Foundation

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

science projects. prepare students for life.

The sciencepalooza Entry Form is Now Open!

Attention East Side Union High School District Students: that time of year is upon us – the sciencepalooza entry form is now open! As you start working on your project ideas, don’t forget to complete this form ASAP so you can get your project approved. Questions? Please reach out to Ms. Black at We look forward to seeing you on February 1st!

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!

Now Hiring!

The Synopsys Outreach Foundation is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced STEM teacher to lead some of our key programs. This Science Fair Manager would be responsible for bringing project-based STEM education to students throughout Northern California (and beyond!) If this sounds interesting, view the job description to learn more. We look forward to meeting you.


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.

Synopsys Outreach Foundation Celebrates its 20th Anniversary by Honoring Bay Area Teachers!

August 1st – September 1st

To commemorate its 20th anniversary, The Synopsys Outreach Foundation hosting a campaign to honor STEM teachers in the San Francisco Bay Area this summer. Residents of Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, Alameda County, San Francisco County, Marin County, Sonoma County, Solano County, and Napa can nominate their favorite K-12 STEM teacher for a $2,000 prize. A total of 20 teachers will be selected and winners will be announced on September 30th.

View the Contest Rules

Please nominate your teacher below!

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