March 4 - 6, 2016
|The 2016 Monterey County Science & Engineering Fair will be held March 4 - 6 at the University Center, Building 29, Cal State University Monterey Bay, Seaside, California.
If you are a student in grades 6-12 in Monterey County:
- California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB)
Campus Map (Science Fair Location)
|After you register online, be sure to print a hard copy of the Science Fair registration to send the Monterey County Office of Education (MCOE) with the required signatures. The mailing address is listed below and will be listed on your registration form.|
A Little Bit About the Fair
The annual Monterey County Science & Engineering Fair showcases students in Monterey County who will become our future scientists, technology experts, engineers, and mathematicians. This competition celebrates achievement by middle and high school students supported by their parents, teachers, and schools.
Through the annual Fair competition, hundreds of the county's students are challenged to go beyond their classroom studies to do independent project-based research. They work independently or in teams to address questions in the fields of Computer Science, Environmental Science, Medicine & Health, Chemistry, Biology, and a half dozen other categories.
The Monterey County Science & Engineering Fair a collaborative effort that is sponsored by the Monterey County Office of Education, the Naval Postgraduate School, California State University Monterey Bay, and many community partners. It is affiliated with the Society for Science & the Public, and selects projects which go on to compete and win in other state and national competitions, including the prestigious Intel International Science & Engineering Fair.
Every student is celebrated and encouraged by the hundreds of other attending students, parents, teachers, mentors, sponsors, judges, and members of the public.
Students will present projects in junior (6th - 8th grade) and senior (9th - 12th grade) divisions in multiple areas of study. Fair participants are drawn from public, private, parochial and home-schools in Monterey County. Judging will occur on Saturday, March 5, at 8 AM. Outstanding projects in each category are recognized at an Awards Ceremony held in the same location on Sunday afternoon, March 6 at 1 PM.
Types of Projects
Here is a complete listing of the project categories. Each of these categories
is described and examples are given. Your project should attempt to
fall into one of these categories. Also, note that some categories
are for Junior Division (grades 6-8) projects only.
NOTE: Projects involving human subjects, tissue sample sources (including DNA source materials), and live vertebrate animals are subject to special regulation and, if allowed by the Scientific Review Committee, must be conducted under the supervision of an adult sponsor. If your topic deals with any of these areas, it must be approved PRIOR to the start of experimentation. Please complete the appropriate Junior or Senior Division Safety & Humane Certification Form if your project involves human subjects, tissue sample sources or live vertebrate animals.
Junior division, please bring your signed form on project registration day.
Senior division, please submit your ISEF Certification Forms to Ginny Brown in advance of upcoming SRC meetings and in advance of experimentation.
JUNIOR Division: Certification of Compliance for Research Involving Human Subjects, Tissue Sample Sources and Humane Treatment of Live Vertebrate Animals Form (Word Format)
JUNIOR Division: Certification of Compliance for Research Involving Human Subjects, Tissue Sample Sources and Humane Treatment of Live Vertebrate Animals Form (PDF Format)
SENIOR Division: ISEF Certification of Compliance for Research Involving Human Subjects, Vertibrate Animals, Tissues, and Hazardous Chemicals (Interactive PDF Format)
|Begin Online application registration||November 1, 2015|
|Scientific Review Committee Meeting - Review of projects involving Human Subjects, Vertebrate Animals, Tissues, and Hazardous Chemicals||December 11, 2015|
|Scientific Review Committee Meeting - Review of projects involving Human Subjects, Vertebrate Animals, Tissues, and Hazardous Chemicals||January 22, 2016|
|Registration/Application Due Date||February 10, 2016|
Project Setup, Friday
2:30 - 5:30 pm
|March 4, 2016|
Location and Drop-Off Logistics
What to Bring (Student or Designated Adult)
What else to bring
|Science Fair, Saturday
- Judging, 8 AM
- Student Interviews 11 AM - 1 PM
- Public viewing: 3:30 PM or upon the completion of judging.
|March 5, 2016|
Judges arrive at 7:30 for an orientation and the judging will begin at 8 am.
PARENTS AND TEACHERS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE BALLROOM
Public viewing: There will be two opportunities for public viewing. The Ballroom will be open for public viewing of projects from approximately 3:30 pm to 5 pm, or upon the completion of judging. While specific awards will not be announced, projects that will be receiving an award will be tagged before public viewing. If your project is not receiving an award, please take it home on Saturday afternoon. If your project is receiving an award, we request that you leave it on display through the Awards Ceremony on Sunday. If you leave your project, it must be picked up by 3:00 on Sunday.
|Awards Assembly, Sunday
- Public Viewing of Winning Projects: 11:00 - 1 PM
- Awards Ceremony, 1 PM
|March 6, 2016|
|The Awards Ceremony will be held from 1:00-3:00 in the University Center Ballroom. Please take your exhibits with you after the conclusion of the ceremony. Any project left behind will be disposed.|
Remember, all 2016 Science Fair applications must be completed online!
*Note: Team projects may have only two (2) project partners.
Click here to register Online (November 1, 2015 - February 10, 2016).
Once your online application is submitted by February 10, 2016 Please mail a copy, signed by the student and a parent by February 24, 2016
the mailing address you will send your printed and signed registration forms
after you have registered online:
|Science Fair - Attn: Ginny Brown
Monterey County Office of Education
901 Blanco Circle
Salinas, CA 93912-0851
|-OR-||Scan and Email to firstname.lastname@example.org|
The following people/organizations are proud sponsors of the Monterey County Science and Engineering Fair:
|Precision Compaction Services, LLC|
|Precision Odor, Inc|
Ken and Connie Hess
The William McCaskey Chapman and Adaline Dinsmore Chapman Foundation
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