Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ~ Alameda County Science and Engineering Fair
Affiliated with Intel ISEF, Broadcom Masters, California State Science Fair and I-SWEEP
In 2013 LLNL~ACSEF held it's 2nd annual science and engineering fair. The fair hosted over 600 Alameda County students and their research projects from each of 18 school districts, private, prochial and home schooled environments thereby doubling the number of participants from the 2012 inaugural fair. Greater than 200 volunteers from Alameda County communities, national laboratories, universities, community colleges, science related corporations and local businesses stepped up to provide support and sponsorship to LLNL~ACSEF and the student participants. We are looking forward to another year of growth and a successful 2014 science and engineering fair March 21-23 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, CA with your continued support!
Raghu Dhara and George Geng - High School LLNL~ACSEF Grand Prize Winners
Intel ISEF Finalists 2013
Julia Cable, Claire Abele and Joseph Harmon - LLNL~ACSEF Middle School Grand Prize Winners & California State Science Fair Finalists
NEW DATES for 2014 LLNL~ACSEF are here!! SAVE THE DATES!!
Fair Dates are: March 21 - 23, 2014
at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
-Important Pre-fair Information & Deadlines for Registration & Application -
#1 Online Registration (mandatory for each person)
Eligibility - Students in grades 6-12 who go to school or are home schooled in Alameda County.
Not Eligible: If you live in Alameda County but go to school in another county. Also not elibible are mixed teams composed of students who go to schools located in other counties combined with a student who goes to school in Alameda County.
If you are in grades 6-12, thinking about entering a project, you need to register online to participate in the science fair
Students may compete as an Individual working alone OR as a Team of 2 to 3 persons.
Registration begins September 1, 2013 through February 1, 2014 LAST DAY
#2 Project Application Due Dates
Each project requires a mailed in paper application packet & check for $15 registration fee.
If you want some advice on your project topic and procedure/materials EMAIL US! We want you to have the BEST project possible!
Two Post mark Due Dates
#1.–Get it to the Post Office November 30, 2013 - email request for Extended Deadlineto Dec. 30, 2013 ...Project types that need pre-experimental safety approval)
#2.–February 10, 2014 - Project types that DO NOT need pre-experimental safety approval) We do however encourage you do so much EARLIER to insure a spot at the science fair!!
Following the International Science Fair Guidelines we have recently changed the pre-approval guidelines on 10/29/13: Check this link above to know if you need pre-experimental safety approval or not so your project can meet the appropriate required post mark deadline
#3 Project Rules
>Refer to Grade level rules for the details: Middle School Rules
>High School Students the International (ISEF) Rules apply: High School Project Rules
#4 Online Abstract Submission
New 2014 Fair - ALL projects Submit Abstract to Judging Coordinator.
What is an abstract? Check this link to learn how to write and submit. Abstracts
Saturday March 15, 2014 by Midnight
***********We have some GREAT science fair HELP available to teachers and students***********
A) Book a Science Fair Workshop September - November at your school or district site: Designed as “how to” science fair workshops for teachers, students and parents or any combination of these. The schedule fills up fast so teachers or administrators should contact the fair director at 925-426-7879 or email if this is something you might want. firstname.lastname@example.org
B) For Teachers: teachers can get grade level help from experienced high school and middle school teachers -email email@example.com
C) For Students: get professional email help with parts of the project through our e-mentor program firstname.lastname@example.org
D) Title I schools may receive free project display boards & apply for a supply grant for students registering and sending application packets to LLNL~ACSEF. email@example.com
|MANY THANKS TO OUR 2013 SPONSORS !|
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - Title Sponsor
We are honored to have Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as our Title Sponsor. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is a premier research facility that conducts some of the nation’s most innovative science. As a Department of Energy national lab, LLNL is committed to enhancing science and technology education.
Additional Thanks to these Sponsors and Donors
Santa Clara Valley Science and Engineering Fair Association
Lawrence Livermore National Securities
Alameda County Water and Wastewater Agencies
East Bay Community Foundation
PECG - Professional Engineers in California Government
Intermedia - The Business Cloud
Sandia National Laboratories- Lockheed Martin
American Institute of Mathematics
Kiwanis International - City of Alameda
Peter and Patricia Castro
Introducing a few of the 600+
LLNL~ACSEF 2013 Participants