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.
NEWS UPDATE: September 30, 2020
Broadcom MASTERS 2020 Results
The 2020 Broadcom MASTERS had 3,476 applicants from 34 states, plus Puerto Rico from which the top 300 were selected. The top 30 finalists was then chosen from this select pool to compete for more than $100,000 in awards and prizes.
The top 30 finalists will compete in the first ever Virtual Broadcom MASTERS from October 16-21, participating in team challenges in addition to being judged on their science research projects. The finalists include 14 girls and 16 boys covering 16 states and representing 29 schools. All Top 30 finalists receive a $500 cash award and will compete for over $100,000 in prizes!
Congratulations to the following students from the GSDSEF!!!
TOP 30 FINALIST
Agastya Sridharan - 8th Grade, Thurgood Marshall Middle School, San Diego, California
Project Title: Quantifying the Impact of Search-Order Bias on Voting Preferences Using a Simulated Web Environment
TOP 300 Finalists:
Arjun Chatha, Grade: 8th, The Rhoades School, Encinitas; Project Title: Fall Detection: Using Artificial Intelligence to Help the Elderly
Daniel Hotz, Grade: 8th, Mount Helix Academy, La Mesa; Project Title: Think Before You Drink: Testing Effective Electrolyte Solution
Jennine Manalo, Grade: 8th, Saint Rita’s Catholic School, San Diego; Project Title: Generating Energy from Sewage Water Flow
Tejas Ravi, Grade: 7th, The Rhoades School, Encinitas; Project Title: The Effects of Various Wavelengths on Rod Activity
Bhadra Rupesh, Grade: 8th, The Rhoades School, Encinitas; Project Title: Evaluating Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in the Correlation of Phenotypes to Type 2 Diabetes
Agastya Sridharan, Grade: 8th, Thurgood Marshall Middle School, San Diego; Project Title: Quantifying the Impact of Search-Order Bias on Voting Preferences Using a Simulated Web Environment
Kyle Tianshi, Grade: 8th, The Cambridge School, San Diego; Project Title: Raspberry Pi Powered Microscopic Particle Detector Using Laser Microscopy and Image Processing
To view the 2020 GSDSEF Results and Highlights, click here. This page will be continually updated with information.
-- A photojourney of the 2018-2019 GSDSEF