Welcome to the Alameda County Science & Engineering Fair!

The Alameda County Science and Engineering Fair (ACSEF) is affiliated with Broadcom Masters the prestigious national middle school competition, CSEF - CA state science & engineering fair competition, and Regeneron ISEF the international science fair competition.

Check Out Highlights from last years fair:


November 30, 2022​​

The ACSEF 2023 Schedule has been announced! See details below.

November 29, 2022​​

The location for ACSEF 2023 has been announced. The fair will be held at Ohlone College Newark (39399 Cherry St, Newark, CA 94560) and the awards ceremony will be held at Dublin Performing Arts Center (8151 Village Pkwy, Dublin, CA 94568)

October 21, 2022​​

We hosted a webinar on writing the PERFECT Proposal and Research Plan

October 6, 2022​​

We hosted a webinar on selecting a project topics, general applications, and project proposals

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September 7, 2022​​

Announcing our 2022-2023 Mentorship Program run by our very own Student Leadership Board (SLB). Interested in being a mentor or mentee? Fill out a form today!

August 29, 2022​​

Have a creative side? Enter in our design contest to create our 2023 ACSEF t-shirt. Find more details to enter here

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

March 24-26, 2023​​       ACSEF 2023 Weekend!

ACSEF 2023

SET-UP | March 24, 2023

     Location: Ohlone College Newark

     3:00 - 8:00 PM Project Display Set Up

JUDGING | March 25, 2023

     Location: Ohlone College Newark

     9:00 - 11:30 AM          Round 1 Judging

     11:30 AM - 1:30 PM    Public Viewing Hours

     2:00 - 3:30 PM             Round 2 Judging

AWARDS | March 26, 2023

      Location: Dublin Performing Arts Center

      1:00 - 2:30 PM    Middle School Award Ceremony 

      4:00 - 5:30 PM    High School Award Ceremony


Interested in Participating?

Calling All Students!

Interested in discovering something or inventing something new? Grade 6-12 students educated within Alameda County from home school, charter, public, private and parochial schools are eligible to participate in the fair held annually in March. Please check out the Students page to see more details on how to participate in the upcoming science fair

Not a Student?

That's okay! There are plenty of other ways to get involved. Please check out the following pages on how you can support ACSEF.



The Synopsys Outreach Foundation • Chevron Education • Professional Engineers in California Government • CBRE • Exelixis • Broadcom Foundation •Sandia National Laboratories • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, CPM Associates, Inc, and the combined efforts of the Alameda County Water and Wastewater Agencies

Become a Patron Donor

The IRS requires 501(C)(3) public charity nonprofit organizations to receive 1/3 of their funding from the public at large. We are short of that this year. Every $25 or more donation helps.

Tax ID 45-1800245