ACSEF was formed in 2010 by expanding the Intel ISEF affiliated Tri Valley Science and Engineering Fair (TVSEF). TVSEF successfully served students living in the southeastern cities of Alameda County for 15 years in the cities of Livermore, Dublin and Sunol. The new and expanded ACSEF is designed to showcase student research projects done by students from all parts of Alameda County.
We are steadily growing in participation! In our inaugral year 2012 350 students from 17 of the county school districts participated. In 2013 600 students participated from each of the 19 school districts.
ACSEF encourages middle and high school students who attend school or are home schooled in the cities & towns of Alameda, Albany, Albrae, Ashland, Baumberg, Berkeley, Carpenter, Castro Valley, Cherryland, Curtner, Dresser, Dublin, Eberly, Emeryville, Fairview, Fremont, Hayward, Jarvis Landing, Livermore, Mount Eden, Mulford, Mulford Gardens, Newark, Niles Junction, Oakland, Pabrico, Piedmont, Pleasanton, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Shinn, Snoboy, Sunol, Trevarno, Ulmar, and Union City to participate in the ANNUAL ACSEF at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, CA.
The ACSEF founding Director Patti Carothers , along with the Scientific Review Committee, is available throughout the summer and school year to offer advice and guidance to students and teachers as they begin to think about project topics and research.
ACSEF board of directors is proud to be a part of this broader reaching county-wide science fair. We are excited to bring the opportunity for middle and high school students and teachers in the county to become involved in science research projects.
We welcome the opportunity of partnership with agencies within the county to encourage increased hands on science for underserved students.