The Synopsys Alameda County Science and Engineering Fair provides an opportunity for local students to showcase their science and engineering savvy at a regional, statewide, national and international levels. Very Exciting News!! We are coming into another highly successful year! SACSEF provides a forum for stimulating student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (S.T.E.M.) and an avenue for educators to fulfill the Common Core Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. 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 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.
SACSEF is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization - Tax ID # 45-1800245 and we welcome and require your support to continue providing this opportunity to the students from Alameda County. We welcome your interest and participation as a volunteer, judge or as a sponsor to HELP us keep offering this county-wide science, engineering and technology event year after year.
Locate our Become a Patron Donate button on each of our website pages to easily donate through PayPal or you can mail a check made out to ACSEF Print your F/L name in the memo line and mail to ACSEF c/o Patti Carothers 3996 Mt. Rainier Ct., Pleasanton, CA 94588.
Any amount $5 and higher is tax deductable and apply toward the IRS requirement that 1/3 of our funding is coming from broad public support which is required to maintain our non profit status. What does this mean? It means that we will continue offering the science fair as long as we have non profit status. If that is removed the fair will shut down.Please check this link to find out how you can help.
SACSEF is affiliated with the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), the world's largest pre-college celebration of high school science competition and the California State Science Fair (CSSF), which is California's most elite science competition for middle and high school student projects, the international i-SWEEP competition focuses on energy, engineering, and environmental projects, the national Broadcom Masters competition is for the top 10% of middle school research projects from each affiliated fair throughout the country - projects focus on originality.
A snapshot of ACSEF