Welcome to the 67th Annual Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair - 2020 -2021!
We are looking forward to the 67th Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair in March, 2021. In order to ensure a safe STEM Fair experience for all stakeholders, the 2021 GSDSEF will be a Virtual Fair. Requirements for virtual judging are listed below. The SRC Pre-Approval Process is now open for students, which will be the same as last year.
The GSDSEF participation process is the same as last year. (Videos are available to guide your students through the process.)
- Students and teachers must make accounts.
- Students must send in their SRC Pre-Approval Form and Signature Form with any necessary Certification/Special forms and receive approval BEFORE they start. Deadline= Dec. 31, 2020.
- Students must submit their Screening information by dates indicated in Schedule.
- Once the project is approved through Screening, students complete the Application and pay. Deadline = February 24, 2021.
- No backboard required, but project notebooks are required.
- Pictures of the student researcher in action required for the slide deck.
- Group projects are discouraged due to social distancing guidelines.
- The Application Fee will be $25 per student.
Videos--It is highly recommended, but not required, that students make a short videoabout their projects.
- Virtual Judging- GSDSEF judging will be virtual, with no in-person interactions.
- For virtual judging, students will:
Check the HOW TO PARTICIPATE page for instructions and videos on how to participate in the 67th Annual GSDSEF.
The revised 2021 GSDSEF Schedule is now available.
Congratulations to our Grand Award Winners and Runners Up this year at the 2020 Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair!
Senior Division Life Science Grand Awards
Rina Cao- University City High School
Kate Wang- Canyon Crest Academy
Senior Division Physical Science Grand Awards
Benjamin Faktor- Canyon Crest Academy
Francisco Catanzaro- Cathedral Catholic High School
Junior Division Life Science Grand Awards
Sydney Zhang- Mesa Verde Middle School
Bhadra Rupesh- The Rhoades School
Junior Division Physical Science Grand Awards
Kyle Tianshi- The Cambridge School
Nicholas Usher- Classical Academy Middle School
The Taiwan Award - A Grand Prize awarded by a Professional Society
Jeffrey Wang- The Bishop's School
Senior Division Life Science Runner-Up Grand Awards
Andrew Gao- Canyon Crest Academy
Eleanor Jung- Mt. Carmel High School
Senior Division Physical Science Runner-Up Grand Awards
Ellen Xu- Del Norte High School
Vivek Vijayakumar-- San Marcos High School
Junior Division Life Science Runner-Up Grand Awards
Leia Ryan- The Rhoades School
Josh Kozak- All Hallows Academy
Junior Division Physical Science Runner-Up Grand Awards
Nandana Madhukara- Pacific Trails Middle School
Aleister Steadman- Wangenheim Middle School
To view the 2020 GSDSEF Results and Highlights, click here. This page will be continually updated with information.
To participate in the GSDSEF, please go to How to Participate .
Rules and Guidelines - ISEF and CSEF have updated rules and guidelines for 2020. These will be be enforced at the GSDSEF in order for students to qualify for ISEF and CSEF. This includes having all necessary forms signed and approved before experimentation begins.
Proposals and Certifications - Students will now have to make GSDSEF accounts and submit their online SRC Pre-Approval Form and any necessary Certification Forms and other forms BEFORE beginning on their projects. They may proceed with their projects AFTER receiving GSDSEF approval to proceed.
-- A photojourney of the 2018-2019 GSDSEF