You can enter your Sacramento Regional STEM Fair project into these competitions!
YOUR SCHOOL FAIR
PROJECTS CREATED AT HOME
YOUR COUNTY FAIR
Only certain Counties eligible
Middle School only
Only grand prize winners
View them Below!
Stand Alone Competitions
These are stand-alone because you do not have to place in a regional fair to compete.
SIEMENS COMPETITION IN MATH, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
The Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology recognizes remarkable talent early on, fostering individual growth for high school students who are willing to challenge themselves through science research. Through this competition, students have an opportunity to achieve national recognition for science research projects that they complete in high school. (https://siemenscompetition.discoveryeducation.com/)
INTEL SCIENCE TALENT SEARCH
The application for Intel STS is open for U.S. students who will be in their last year of secondary school in November. Application typically closes mid-November. (https://student.societyforscience.org/intel-sts)
MIT THINK COMPETITION
THINK project proposals are science and engineering ideas that span many fields from green technologies and practical devices to software applications. (http://think.mit.edu/)
STOCKHOLM JUNIOR WATER PRIZE
The Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) is the world's most prestigious youth award for a water-related science project. The prize taps into the unlimited potential of today's high school students as they seek to address current and future water challenges. (www.sjwp.org)
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WESTERN NEVADA JR. SCIENCE & HUMANITIES SYMPOSIUM
This three day event provides high school students with the opportunity to hear renowned scientists speak, visit university, corporate and government research facilities, and hear research presentations by other students. If you participate in our Fair, you can submit the same research paper to JSHS. (http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/jshs/)
DISCOVERY EDUCATION 3M YOUNG SCIENTISTS CHALLENGE
The Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge is the nation’s premier science competition for grades 5-8. This one-of-a-kind video competition has sparked the imaginations of hundreds of thousands of students and enhanced science exploration, innovation and communication across the United States. (http://www.youngscientistchallenge.com/)
CALIFORNIA LIFE SCIENCES INSTITUTE BioGENEius Challenge
CLSI’s Amgen Bay Area BioGENEius Challenge recognizes high school students conducting outstanding life science research (http://califesciencesinstitute.org/stem-education/biogeneius/).
Second Round Competitions
You can enter your Sac STEM Fair project into these competitions! These are second round because you have to be nominated in a county, regional, or district fair to compete.
INTERNATIONAL SUSTAINABLE WORLD (ENERGY, ENGINEERING, AND ENVIRONMENT) PROJECT OLYMPIAD (I-SWEEP)
I-SWEEEP, International Sustainable World (Energy, Engineering, Environment) Project Olympiad, is a unique science fair open to high school students from all around the world. The projects selected to participate in I-SWEEEP come from the engineering, environmental and energy categories, and they must focus on sustainability for a better tomorrow. (http://www.isweeep.org/)
NATIONAL JUNIOR SCIENCE & HUMANITIES SYMPOSIUM
All regional symposia student finalists are invited to present their research at the National JSHS. The top two regional delegates are invited to compete for military-sponsored scholarships by presenting their research in oral sessions. (http://www.jshs.org/nationalreg.html)
CALIFORNIA STATE SCIENCE FAIR
The California State Science Fair is the final science fair of the academic year for students throughout the State of California in grades 6 - 12, serving California's future scientists since 1952. It is hosted by the California Science Center. (http://www.usc.edu/CSSF)
The top 30 middle school scientists from around the nation will participate in a week-long competition for an opportunity to win awards, including the top educational award of $25,000. (https://student.societyforscience.org/broadcom-masters). The Finals are typically held in late October in Washington DC.
INTEL INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR (INTEL ISEF)
The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition, providing an annual forum for more than 1,700 high school students from over 70 countries, regions, and territories to showcase their independent research and compete for about $5 million in awards in 17 categories. (https://student.societyforscience.org/intel-isef)
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