Science Fair Projects

California Science and Engineering Fair

California Science and Engineering Fair

The California Science Center will host the 69th Annual California Science and Engineering Fair in Spring 2020.

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. Stay tuned for dates.

The 2019 California Science and Engineering Fair

The 68th Annual California Science and Engineering Fair drew 947 middle and high school students from 404 schools statewide competing for nearly $70,000 in awards in 22 project categories ranging from Aerodynamics to Zoology.

Special thanks to Northrop Grumman Corporation as the Presenting Benefactor of the 68th Annual California Science and Engineering Fair; and to Dr. Frances H. Arnold, Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry at the California Institute of Technology and winner of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, for delivering the Opening Ceremony’s keynote address.

Akhilesh V. Balasingam, from Santa Clara County, won the Senior Division Project of the Year Award with the project Brain-Inspired Circuitry for the Future of AI: Optimizing the Analog Response of RRAMs Under Pulsing for Synaptic Use.

Sanskriti Singh, from Santa Clara County, won the Junior Division Project of the Year Award with the project Detection of Pneumonia on CXR Image Using Convolutional Neural Networks with an Emphasis on Minimizing False Negatives.

Chinmayi Balusu, from Sacramento County, was awarded Student of the Year.

Ms. Jeanette Bowles, from Eleanor Roosevelt High School-Eastvale STEM Academy in Riverside County, was honored as Teacher of the Year in the Senior Division.

Ms. Ruth Gramajo, from Portola Middle School Highly Gifted Magnet in Los Angeles 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.