Welcome to the Alameda County Science & Engineering Fair!
The Synopsys Outreach Foundation 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:
September 7, 2022
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.
July 7, 2022
June 1, 2022
We have a new Fair Director, Balita Shepperson. Balita has been a part of our board over the last 8 years and she is looking forward to continuing on the fair's impact across Alameda County
Upcoming Dates and Deadlines
March 24-26, 2023 Synopsys Outreach Foundation ACSEF 2023 Fair Weekend!
Our ACSEF 2023 dates are now set:
Set-up: March 24, 2023, Location: TBD
Judging: March 25, 2023, Location: TBD
Awards: March 26, 2023, Location: TBD
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.
Mentorship Program 2022-2023
Our student leadership board is hosting this years Mentorship Program to empower new students in STEM and guide them in pursuing their research interests. Our experienced high school mentors will help students maximize their potential to create successful science fair projects!
Everyone has ideas and interests, and the SLB Mentorship Program is meant to help students apply themselves and develop in them a lifelong love of problem-solving and research.
Mentees: Attend a School in Alameda County & Participate in ACSEF 2023
Mentors: Attend a School in Alameda County, Prior Experience in ACSEF, & Participate in ACSEF 2023
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THANK YOU TO OUR ACSEF 2022 SPONSORS!
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