Contra Costa Science & Engineering Fair


What will that look like? We’re working on it right now! As always in the past, we want to welcome all of our student-scientists and give them the optimal science fair experience! And, as you’re all well aware, safety needs to be an overriding concern as well.

Please check back soon to find out how we’ve planned to update and upgrade the 2021 fair to make it better and safer for everyone! We’re very close to finalizing our new process for registration. Thank you for your patience!

Interested in supporting the 2021 Contra Costa County Science & Engineering Fair? Click on the button for more information.

In order to have a successful fair, we need judges to review the students’ project boards and conduct student-scientist interviews. This year’s judging will be done virtually, with details to follow. Click on the button to find out more about becoming a science fair judge.

Contra Costa County Science & Engineering Fair (CCCSEF) is pleased to announce the results of the 2020 Science Fair.

One hundred projects were submitted, and each received careful consideration by volunteer judges. These volunteers worked extended hours to ensure our community’s budding young scientists and engineers receive timely feedback through the Awards Results we are releasing today, March 18.  Judges, made up largely of veteran Science Fair volunteers, are well aware of how hard our students have worked in the past several months in preparation for this year’s regional Science Fair. They are proud to have contributed their time under extraordinary circumstances to make student feedback possible.

Sadly, there will be no further science competitions this year. The California Science & Engineering Fair has cancelled their competitions as has the Regeneron International Science & Engineering Fair. We do not know what the next steps will be for the Middle School Broadcom Masters competitions. The Science Fair team will keep those eligible for competition informed as information is available.

CCCSEF would like to thank the sponsors of the 2020 Science Fair, and the companies who provided judges that allowed the fair to take place for our community’s youth. They are shown below:

Supporting budding young scientists and engineers

Serving Contra Costa students since 2006, the Contra Costa County Science & Engineering Fair is the premier venue for showcasing student science and engineering work.

Contra Costa County businesses joined with K-12 educators to establish an ISEF-affiliated Science & Engineering Fair in 2006. Prior to 2006, students interested in competing in this world-renowned science fair were required to compete in San Francisco. 

The Fair helps stimulate interest and enthusiasm in science. It also provides the opportunity to give public recognition to students for their achievements and to encourage them to enter careers related to science, technology, engineering and math. Additionally, it affords parents and the community an opportunity to examine scientific investigation products and the communication skills of students in our schools today.

The Grand Sweepstakes winners of the Contra Costa County Science & Engineering Fair (CCCSEF) go on to compete in the International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) each spring. In 2019, ISEF was held in Phoenix, Arizona. In 2020, ISEF was to be held in Anaheim, CA, but was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, a limited number of student winners may also be asked to participate in the California State Science Fair competition and in the Broadcom Masters national competition.

The 3-day event is made possible through business investments, and is the gateway for students in the region to access state, national and international competition.

Directly contact the Science & Engineering Fair Team

April Treece
Fair Director
 (925) 672-3759

Janice Fujii
Fair Administrator