Synopsys Outreach Foundation Calendar of Events and Deadlines
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Deadline for Science Project Package Applications for the 19-20 school year
sciencepalooza! is meant for all East Side High School District students, whether you’re a first-time science fair participant, a returning participant, and/or someone who wants to get a head start on a project you plan to enter in the regional science fair a few weeks later. You arrive at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds by 8:30 am, pick up your special edition glow-in-the-dark sciencepalooza! t-shirt, and locate your science project poster board. Judging is from 9:00 am – 11:00 am and the Awards Ceremony starts at 11:30 am and ends at 12:15 pm.
This Year’s Theme: “Structure and Function” & “Building Hope”. More details to come.
The Fair provides an opportunity for local students to showcase their science and engineering savvy at a regional, statewide, national and international levels. Very Exciting News!! We are coming into another highly successful year! ACSEF provides a forum for stimulating student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (S.T.E.M.) and an avenue for educators to fulfill the Common Core Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. Grade 6-12 students educated within Alameda County from home school, charter, public, private and parochial schools are eligible to participate in the fair held annually at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.
March 7th: Project Judging
March 8th: Public day activities & award ceremony
The annual Synopsys Championship, March 11 – 12, 2020, showcases students in the Santa Clara County of California who will become our future scientists, technology experts, engineers, and mathematicians. This regional competition celebrates achievement by middle and high school students supported by their parents, teachers, and schools.
Through the annual Fair competition, hundreds of the area’s students are challenged to go beyond their classroom studies to do independent project-based research. They work independently or in teams to address questions in the fields of Computer Science, Environmental Science, Medicine & Health, Chemistry, Biology, and a half dozen other categories.
The Synopsys Championship is affiliated with the Society for Science & the Public, and selects projects which go on to compete and win in other state and national competitions, including the prestigious Intel International Science & Engineering Fair. But whether or not a student wins, every student is celebrated and encouraged by the hundreds of other attending students, parents, teachers, mentors, sponsors, judges, and members of the public.
The annual prize awarded to the Santa Clara County student or team of students (middle and high school divisions) competing in the Synopsys Silicon Valley Science & Technology Championship whose project best exemplifies “the next breakthrough” in science or engineering.
The California Science & Engineering Fair is the final science fair of the academic year for students throughout the State of California in grades 6 – 12, serving California’s future scientists and engineers since 1952. The fair is hosted by the California Science Center.
The 68th annual California Science & Engineering Fair was held on April 29-30, 2019. For the 2019 year there were 947 participants from 404 schools throughout the State who presented 801 projects in competition for awards totaling nearly $70,000.
Since 1950, Society for Science & the Public has provided an international stage for the world’s best and brightest young scientists. The International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), a program of the Society, is the world’s largest pre-college science competition. Nearly 1,800 high school students from more than 80 countries, regions and territories — almost half of them girls — compete for nearly $5 million in awards. Alumni have gone on to win many honors, found companies, create solutions and contribute to a more scientifically literate society around the world.
This exciting event features:
- Almost 10,000 attendees including finalists, parents, teachers, local students, judges, volunteers, sponsors and the press
- Nearly 1,800 finalists from around the world exhibiting their research (more than 500 finalists are seeking patents)
- A three-day ISEF Commons spotlighting exhibits from science and technology companies and educational institutions
- An Education Outreach Day Program where more than 4,000 local students and teachers participate in hands-on science and meet ISEF finalists