March 14 - 16, 2014
|Welcome to the 2014 Monterey County Science and Engineering Fair! If you are a student in grades 6-12 in Monterey County, you can use this web site to submit your project registration online! Use the links to the left to learn more about this year's Science Fair.|
- California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB)
Campus Map (Science Fair Location)
|After you register online, be sure to print a hard copy of the Science Fair registration to send the Monterey County Office of Education (MCOE) with the required signatures. The mailing address is listed below and will be listed on your registration form.|
A Little Bit About the Fair
The Monterey County Science Fair encourages children to pursue in-depth study of natural phenomena through scientific research and acknowledges the positive accomplishments of those youth. Assisted by dedicated teachers and supportive families, each year children in grades 6 - 12 throughout Monterey County develop projects in research categories ranging from Applied Mechanics to Plant Biology for the Science Fair.
During the fair, students display their research projects and present their findings orally and through written journals to a team of scientists who volunteer as judges. Through interactions with the participants, these judges confirm the students' understandings of the scientific concepts and the research methods involved in their projects. The judges also will offer practical and positive feedback regarding their application of the scientific method to a problem, encouraging them to improve their future scientific research efforts.
Science Fair projects may be awarded prizes in 22 Junior (grades 6-8) and 14 Senior (grades 9-12) Division categories with most First Place winners becoming eligible to participate in the California State Science Fair in late April or early May. Thanks to our community sponsors, the top two Senior Division projects may be eligible for sponsorship to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, May 11-16, 2014 in Los Angeles, CA.
Fair is sponsored by Monterey County Office Of Education, The U.S. Naval
Postgraduate School of Monterey, California
State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) and community partners. This year’s fair will be hosted
at the University Center on the campus of CSUMB on March 15, 2014. The
public is invited to view the students’ science projects at 3 p.m.,
or upon completion of judging, in the University Center. Outstanding projects
in each category are recognized at an Awards Assembly held in the same location
at CSUMB (Building 29), 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 16, 2014.
Types of Projects
Here is a complete listing of the project categories. Each of these categories
is described and examples are given. Your project should attempt to
fall into one of these categories. Also, note that some categories
are for Junior Division (grades 6-8) projects only.
NOTE: Projects involving human subjects, tissue sample sources (including DNA source materials), and live vertebrate animals are subject to special regulation and, if allowed by the Scientific Review Committee, must be conducted under the supervision of an adult sponsor. If your topic deals with any of these areas, it must be approved PRIOR to the start of experimentation. Please complete the appropriate Junior or Senior Division Safety & Humane Certification Form if your project involves human subjects, tissue sample sources or live vertebrate animals. Please bring your signed form on project registration day.
JUNIOR Division: Certification of Compliance for Research Involving Human Subjects, Tissue Sample Sources and Humane Treatment of Live Vertebrate Animals Form (Word Format)
JUNIOR Division: Certification of Compliance for Research Involving Human Subjects, Tissue Sample Sources and Humane Treatment of Live Vertebrate Animals Form (PDF Format)
SENIOR Division: ISEF Certification of Compliance for Research Involving Human Subjects, Vertibrate Animals, Tissues, and Hazardous Chemicals (Interactive PDF Format)
|Begin Online application registration||November 1, 2013|
|Registration/Application Due Date||February 19, 2014|
|Project Setup, Friday 2:30 - 5:30 pm||March 14, 2014|
|Students may check in at the lobby of the University Center, CSUMB, beginning at 2:35 pm. After a safety check, you may take your project/exhibit to a categorically and numerically assigned table in the ballroom. Set-up must be complete by 5:30 pm. Please ask for assistance from one of our volunteers if you have trouble locating your category or your assigned project space.
*Be sure your project is in the correct location or the judges may not be able to evaluate your project.
|Science Fair, Saturday
- Judging, 8 AM
- Student Interviews 11 AM - 1 PM
- Public viewing: 3:30 PM or upon the completion of judging.
|March 15, 2014|
Judges arrive at 7:30 for an orientation and the judging will begin at 8 am.
PARENTS AND TEACHERS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE BALLROOM
Public viewing: There will be two opportunities for public viewing. The Ballroom will be open for public viewing of projects from approximately 3:30 pm to 5 pm, or upon the completion of judging. While specific awards will not be announced, projects that will be receiving an award will be tagged before public viewing. If your project is not receiving an award, please take it home on Saturday afternoon. If your project is receiving an award, we request that you leave it on display through the Awards Ceremony on Sunday. If you leave your project, it must be picked up by 3:00 on Sunday.
|Awards Assembly, Sunday
- Public Viewing of Winning Projects: 11:00 - 1 PM
- Awards Ceremony, 1 PM
|March 16, 2014|
|The Awards Ceremony will be held from 1:00-3:00 in the University Center Ballroom. Please take your exhibits with you after the conclusion of the ceremony. Any project left behind will be disposed.|
Remember, all 2014 Science Fair applications must be completed online!
*Note: Team projects may have only two (2) project partners.
Click here to register Online (November 1, 2013 - February 19, 2014).
Once your online application is submitted by February 19, 2014 Please mail a copy, signed by the student and a parent by February 26, 2014
the mailing address you will send your printed and signed registration forms
after you have registered online:
Science Fair - Attn: Ginny Brown
Monterey County Office of Education
901 Blanco Circle
Salinas, CA 93912-0851
The following people/organizations are proud sponsors of the Monterey County Science and Engineering Fair:
|Precision Compaction Services, LLC|
|Naval Postgraduate School Foundation|
The Kenneth Lafferty Hess Family Charitable Foundation
The William McCaskey Chapman and Adaline Dinsmore Chapman Foundation
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