About the Fair

The Santa Clara County Science & Engineering Fair Association, SCVSEFA, designs the Synopsys Championship to stimulate interest in science and technology for 6th – 12th grade students from public, private and parochial schools. The philosophy behind the Fair is simple– students learn science by doing science.

We provide a forum for students to present their scientific work, interact with scientists and receive feedback on their efforts. Students are awarded scholarships, cash prizes and other non-monetary recognition for outstanding work. Winners from our Synopsys Championship are awarded trips to the California State Science Fair and the affiliated Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Volunteer opportunities are described below.

Volunteer Opportunities

Please click these links for descriptions of volunteer needs for the fair itself.  Sign-up to Volunteer.

Wednesday, March 14 (day before fair)

Thursday, March 15 (day of fair)

Fill out our online FAIR VOLUNTEER form (2 pages)

Select a complimentary lunch if registered for March 14

General Volunteer Opportunities

Register as a Judge:  Judges interact with students to encourage their interest in science and technology.  Qualifications include a degree in science, engineering, CS or math or equivalent.  Please register after Dec. 1st at: https://www.science-fair.org/database/judge.php

  Parking Map at the Fair