Sacramento Regional

Science Technology Engineering Mathematics Fair

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

17th Annual Regional STEM Fair

The Sacramento Regional STEM Fair is a 12-county science, technology, engineering, and math competition for students in grades 6-12. Students in grades 5-11 can participate in a non-judged showcase division. We encourage students of all ages to attend our Fair as an educational field trip - not only can they learn from their peers about a multitude of STEM projects, but they can also visit the College & Career Expo to find out more about career pathways into STEM.

 

Our Fair accepts participants in the following counties: Amador, Butte*, El Dorado, Placer*, Plumas*, San Joaquin*, Sacramento, Shasta*, Solano*, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba.

*Students competing from these counties will NOT be eligible to continue on to the California State Science Fair.

Who Can Enter

Divisions

Our Fair is split into three divisions, two competitive and one showcase:

1. The Competition Division is judged competitively. Students in grades 9 through 12** (High School subdivision) and grades 6 through 8 (Middle School subdivision) are eligible.

2. The Showcase Division is our novice, showcase only (non-competitive/non-judged) division. Students in grades 5-11 are eligible.

**The Sacramento Regional STEM Fair high school division complies with the Intel ISEF Rules for Pre-College Science Research.

 

Other Rules

All students are allowed to participate as individuals or teams, with a maximum of three students per team.

No student may enter under more than one team.

Adult supervision during any potentially harmful experimentation is required of all students.

Participating Counties

 

The Sacramento Regional STEM Fair is a regional scientific, technological, engineering and mathematics fair for Northern California, we accept participants from the following counties:

*Students competing from these counties will NOT be eligible to continue on to the California State Science Fair.

 

Projects from outside the listed counties are accepted only IF an Intel ISEF-affiliated fair is not available for them to participate in their area.  Any teacher, parent or student from outside the region interested in participating in the Fair must contact the staff for additional information.

 

Students can be enrolled in a public, private, parochial or home school - and do NOT need to enter a school project, with their class, or under the guidance of a teacher.

Amador

Butte*

El Dorado

Placer*

Plumas

Sacramento

San Joaquin*

Shasta

Solano*

Sutter

Yolo

Yuba

How to Participate

 

 

  • Students can participate in the Sacramento Regional STEM Fair by entering their STEM project into either the competition or showcase categories. Students may also volunteer.

 

  • Teachers are invited to participate in a multitude of ways:
    • may integrate creation of STEM projects in the classroom and encourage their students to enter the Fair.
    • may organize a class or school-wide field trip to the College & Career Expo held in tandem with the Sacramento Regional STEM Fair.
    • may attend the professional development workshops in the morning on the day of the Fair.
    • may sign up as general volunteers for the event.

 

  • Parents are invited to support their students & attend workshops as well as the College & Career Expo. Parents are also encouraged to sign up as general volunteers.

 

  • STEM professionals are encouraged to sign up as volunteer judges!

 

  • The Community is invited to the public hours to view the STEM projects students have completed and attend the College & Career Expo.

 

  • Local Colleges, Businesses and Organizations are encouraged to sign up for the College & Career Expo to showcase your degrees, programs and opportunities!

Looking for specific information?

Click on any one of the buttons below that applies to you - or even click on all of them and peruse the pages to make sure you know all about the STEM Fair!

2017 Location

 

 

 American River College

4700 College Oak Drive

Sacramento, CA 95841

 

Tentative Fair Schedule

 

 

What to Expect the Day of the Event

The day of the STEM fair is always exciting! We have so many different activities for all attendees, parents included, to participate in! The times of the programming are subject to change, but the main features of our Fair are the following:

Morning Activities

  • Student Orientation
  • College Admission Workshop
  • Professional Development Workshop
  • Other Workshops
  • Judging of STEM Projects

Lunch

  • Free Lunch for Participants

 

  • Food Trucks may be on site

Afternoon Activities

  • Student Projects Open to the Public
  • College & Career Expo
  • Financial Planning Workshop
  • Awards Ceremony

As the day of the Fair approaches, check back in to get an hourly break down of activities.

STEM Fair Videos

STEM Fair Student Experiences

 

Several STEM Fair participants discuss their enthusiasm for scientific discovery and their experiences at the STEM Fair.

STEM Fair Tips for Students

 

STEM Fair participants give tips and helpful hints to future students hoping to participate in the fair.

STEM FAIR AWARD WINNERS LIST

 

The list of the past Sacramento Regional STEM Fair Award Winners is available and can be downloaded using the links to the right, just look for your year!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015 Winners List

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015 Special Awards Winners List

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016 Winners List

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016 Special Awards Winners List

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017 Winners List

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017 Special Awards Winners List

Contacts

455 Capitol Mall, Suite 500 Sacramento, CA 95814

P: (916) 441.3150

F: (916) 442.4182

sacSTEMfair@sacSTEMfair.org

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