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Are you a 6th - 12th grade student interested in science, technology, engineering, and/or math?  Are you curious? Do you like to think outside the box? Do you enjoy building or creating things? Do you like to come up with solutions to problems? Do you want to make a difference in the future?

If you said yes to any of these questions, participating in the Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair is for you!


Need a little more convincing?  Watch this 1 minute video for students!!

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Are you a teacher who is thinking about getting your students involved?  

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GSDSEF participants meet judges who are doctors, scientists, engineers, computer scientists, and professors from universities. Students can win scholarships and other prizes. Find out more about the Judging and Awards.


We’re here to help you have successful and positive experience. We have workshops to get you started with a project, help you with the experimentation and data process, and help you get ready for the judging process. Scientists and engineers from the professional fields as well as past award winners are available to mentor and answer your questions.

Plus, EVERY student wins a Place Award and receives a ribbon award on stage at the Awards Ceremony and shake hands with San Diego leaders in STEM!!!

""Reasons for Students to Participate in Science Fair""
Reasons for Parents to Support Science Fair
Reasons for Teachers t o Participate in Science Fair

A STEM fair project is ultimately not about building a volcano or making a robot. It’s about experimentation, creativity and discovery. Students pull from many disciplines to complete an open-ended project.  In the end, they not only get a sense of pride in their work, but also can earn awards, scholarships, and trips. Students use all the skills they have learned to put together a project. Writing, mathematics, speaking, art, logic, and critical thinking all play roles in the completion of a project. A science, engineering, or computer science project is a portfolio of student skills.

In the competitive world of college applications, participation in this event is a great plus because it proves that the student can set goals and complete a long-term  project that distinguishes him/her from other students. Your involvement and encouragement are important in the success of your child’s science and engineering experience. The science fair is a tremendous opportunity for learning, and while your support is greatly appreciated, your child’s work needs to be his or her own.

If you have any questions, please contact us!! We are here to help and in some cases point your child in the directions to get project help.


Are you ready to begin this adventure? Let’s GET STARTED by going to the How to Participate page.