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Welcome to the Alameda County Science & Engineering Fair!

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

Check out Students from ACSEF 2023:

Not a Student?

There are plenty of ways to get involved. Please check out the following pages on how you can support ACSEF.

ACSEF 2024

SET-UP | Friday, March 15, 2024

     Location: Chabot College, Hayward campus

     3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

JUDGING | Saturday, March 16, 2024

     Location: Chabot College, Hayward campus

     Round 1 Judging: 8:30 - 11:00 AM

     Public Hours: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

     Round 2 Judging: 2:00 - 4:00 PM

AWARDS | Monday, March 18, 2024

      Location: PAC at Chabot College,  Hayward campus

      5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Participant and Judge Schedule

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Donate to Save ACSEF

After this 2024 fair we will be out of funds.

As a Non profit 501(C)(3) public charity donations from the public are our life-line and we have very few to date.

Tax ID 45-1800245 - 100% tax deductable donations

ACSEF needs a company or business to become our title sponsor! 2 years without a Title Sponsor has been very difficult.

Picture YOUR COMPANY NAME HERE followed by ACSEF on every email, flyer, award ribbon, press release...etc. 

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

Thank you to all of our 2023 Special Award Sponsors

ACSEF Organizing Board

      ● President's Award
      ● Director’s Award
      ● Emerging Scientist Award
      ● Longevity Achievement Award
Alameda County Water and Wastewater Agencies
American Psychological Association
Association for Women Geoscientists
Broadcom Coding With Commitment

Chevron Innovation Award

Lemelson Foundation Award

NASA Earth System Science Award
National Geographic Award
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Northern California Institute of Food Technologists
Office of Naval Research - U.S. Navy / U.S. Marine Corps

Regeneron Biomedical Science Award

Ricoh USA, Inc.
Society for In Vitro Biology
Switch Therapeutics Biology Award
Switch Therapeutics Chemistry Award
U.S. Metric Association
U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize
Yale Science and Engineering Association


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The Synopsys Outreach Foundation • Chevron Education • Professional Engineers in California Government • Society for Science • Exelixis • Ohlone For Kids • Sandia National Laboratories • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory • Consor • and the combined efforts of the Alameda County Water and Wastewater Agencies  • Broadcom Foundation

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