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GSDSEF 2018
Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair 2019 is here!

The 65th Annual Greater San Diego Science & Engineering Fair 2018-2019 is gearing up!

Science Fair Week:

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - Check-In and Project Set-Up - Balboa Park Activity Center

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - Judging Day - Balboa Park Activity Center

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - Awards Ceremony - Viejas Arena, San Diego State University

Thursday, March 14 - Sunday, March 17, 2019 - Public Viewing Days

Sunday, March 17, 2019 - Family Day (Fun Science Activities for the whole family!) - Balboa Park Activity Center 



NEW for 2019:

The GSDSEF will be accepting team projects in the Junior Division level. A team project consists of two students within grades 7 and 8. For more information, please read go to the Student page or How to Participate page for the 2018 - 2019 Rules and Regulations.



If you missed the May 24th Informational Meeting or the September 19th Workshops ("How to Start and Maintain a STEM Fair - and Keep Your Sanity" and "Finding STEM Project Ideas,") please go to the Teacher Resource page for the links to the videos on Facebook, powerpoint presentations, teacher created materials, and other resources.



RECENT NEWS: September 29, 2018

Broadcom Masters 2018 Results:

 

The GSDSEF had 8 students in the Broadcom MASTERS Top 300 in 2018!  The Top 300 MASTERS were selected from more than 5,000 nominees and 2,537 applicants.

 

Chakamian, Kian Grade: 7th

The Rhoades School, Rancho Santa Fe, CA

Project Title: Correlating Olive Quick Decline Syndrome Infections to Presence of Sharpshooters

 

Derderian, Adrian Grade: 8th

Escondido Christian School, San Diego, CA

Project Title: Probing Photons with Polarizers, Counting them with Cosines

 

Elasaad, Jasmine Grade: 8th

The Rhoades School, Encinitas, CA

Project Title: Effectiveness of Method of Loci on Short-Term and Long-Term Memory

 

Kadiyala, Anusha Grade: 8th

Bernardo Heights Middle School, San Diego, CA

Project Title: Determining Gene Dominance in Polygenic Traits

 

Mandyam, Atulya Grade: 8th

Mesa Verde Middle School, San Diego, CA

Project Title: Relating Voluntary Wheel Running to Changes in Levels of Dopamine

 

Murali, Rohan Grade: 7th

Nazareth Catholic School, San Diego, CA

Project Title: Functional Orthotic Materials: Force Reduction during Impacts

 

Scurry, Blake Grade: 8th

Thurgood Marshall Middle School, San Diego, CA

Project Title: A Unique Spin on Aerodynamics; Airfoil Augmented with Semi-Auto Rotating Leading Edge Cylinder

 

Soliman, Ziyad Grade: 8th

Islamic School of San Diego, Del Mar, CA

Project Title: Map It Right!

 


LATEST NEWS May 19, 2018: The 2018 INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) winners are announced!! 

 

2018 INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair Results of the GSDSEF students:

Nearly 1800 students from 75 countries and across the United States and its territories participated in the INTEL ISEF in Pittsburg, PA from May 13 - May 18, 2018.

Congratulations to the GSDSEF Sweepstakes Award winners: Philippe Hansen-Estruch, Rachana Madhukara, Alina Pollner, and Ronak Roy who were outstanding representatives from the GSDSEF at the Intel ISEF in Pittsburgh, PA. They earned several Grand Awards and Special Awards!

 

GRAND AWARDS:

Indo-U.S. Science & Technology Visit to India Award:

In partnership with the Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum, Intel is pleased to award a scientific and cultural exchange visit to India. Winners will showcase their research projects at the National Fair of India – Initiative in Research and Innovation in Science (IRIS). In addition to the participation at IRIS, the students will receive an opportunity to visit research institutions and universities and interact with the key scientific leadership in India.

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Ronak Roy, Canyon Crest Academy, CA, United States of America

 

BIOMEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES:

Second Award of $1,500

BMED037 — A Microbiome Approach to Treat Galactosemia, a Life-Threatening Disorder

Philippe Hansen-Estruch, Canyon Crest Academy, CA, United States of America

 

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING:

Intel ISEF Best of Category Award of $5,000

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Ronak Roy, Canyon Crest Academy, CA, United States of America

 

First Award of $3,000

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Ronak Roy, Canyon Crest Academy, CA, United States of America

 

MATHEMATICS:

Fourth Award of $500

MATH033 — Asymptotics of Character Sums

Rachana Madhukara, Canyon Crest Academy, CA, United States of America

 

SPECIAL AWARDS:

American Mathematical Society

Second Award of $1,000

MATH033 — Asymptotics of Character Sums

Rachana Madhukara, Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, CA, United States of America

 

View the entire INTEL ISEF Grand Prize Awards and Special Awards lists of awardees.



The 64th Annual Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair - 2018 was a tremendous success!

Thank you to the students, teachers, parents, sponsors, judges, screeners, professional societies and organizations, volunteers, and management committee members who helped make the 64th Annual GSDSEF a success!!! 

 

To view/download the 2018 Student Information and Directory, 2018 Categorical Award list of winners, Professional Society Awards list of winners, and the Awards Ceremony powerpoint slides for Special Awards, Sweepstakes Awards, and Place Awards, please go to...

Results and Highlights of the 2018 GSDSEF 



The GSDSEF has a new publication, The Science Fair Experience!!!

It takes you on a photo journey of the 2018 64th Annual Greater San Diego Science & Engineering Fair. Highlights include Student Check-in and Project Set-up Day, Judging Day, the Awards Ceremony, and the San Diego Zoo Global Tour.

Click below to view or download: