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    Teachers are invited to join the virtual High School Research Teachers Conference on October 1-3

    July 26, 2021

    Registration is open for the all-expenses-paid High School Research Teachers Conference, October 1-3, taking place both in-person in Washington, DC, and virtually!

    This peer-led conference brings together teachers from across the country to share best practices and troubleshoot challenges in leading students in STEM research and research competitions.

    The conference will have plenary sessions presented by Society for Science, Regeneron, and our Keynote Speaker. Breakout sessions will be led by fellow teachers. There’s an optional wellness challenge to help recuperate from a difficult year.
    The conference will begin on Friday evening and conclude on Sunday mid-day. Virtual attendance is open to anyone formally supporting high school students in STEM.
    To open an account and register to attend, please visit:

    Virtual Middle School Teachers Research Conference, August 2-4

    July 15, 2021

    The Society for Science welcomes teachers at all levels of experience to peer-led conferences about supporting students in STEM research. The middle school conference will take place virtually August 2-4, 2021, with pre-conference sessions on July 31, 2021. How to Register for the middle school conference or a combined in-person/virtual conference for high school teachers planned for October in Washington DC.

    The conferences will feature a virtual convention center online and via Zoom with plenary sessions, teacher-to-teacher sessions, a participant exhibit hall and social events.

    2021 Regeneron ISEF has announced award winners

    May 21, 2021

    ISEF, the International Science & Engineering Fair, returned this year in a virtual format with the sponsorship of Regeneron and 1,833 finalists representing 49 states and 64 countries. Congratulations to all the participants from the Synopsys Championship and to the award winners announced on May 20 (special awards) and May 21 (scientific category awards). ISEF winners from the Championship are listed here.

    2021 California Science & Engineering Fair results

    April 25, 2021

    Congratulations to our outstanding students! More than 100 Synopsys Championship participants competed in the virtual California State Science & Engineering Fair.  Winners were announced on the web site on April 21st & 23rd, and CSEF has posted links to the Awards Ceremony and the Showcase of all projects. SCVSEFA has a summary page of all the winning participants from the Synopsys Championship. Thank you to all who participated and also to their parents and teachers.

    Certificates and awards will be mailed to home addresses

    April 7, 2021

    We are preparing to mail participation certificates, lapel pins and awards to all students. If your home address has changed since you registered for science fair, please send your new address to

    Congratulations to the 2021 Synopsys Championship Winners

    March 27, 2021

    SCVSEFA announced the 2021 Synopsys Championship winners on the web site on March 27, including the students who qualified for CSEF and Broadcom MASTERS nominees.

    CSEF: qualified students and required forms

    March 24, 2021

    CSEF has new procedures for the 2021 virtual California Science & Engineering Fair. CSEF requires an official SRC signature on your SCVSEFA application form(s). This applies to Form 1B for all students, and Forms 4 and 6A if they were needed.  We are working to have the forms scanned and uploaded to your Forms Folders by April 1. Contact if you have questions.
    CSEF posted the list of qualified students from the Synopsys Championship on the web page for all affiliated fairs on March 24. They have also individually sent each student an email invitation to submit their CSEF application through a special URL crafted just for the students. If you’re named on the list but have not received an invitation, check your spam folder and other email accounts, but then email to request a new invitation – perhaps to a different email address – as soon as possible.
    Follow CSEF instructions to begin your application by the March 29th deadline. The project presentation materials and all forms are due by April 4th.

    Congratulations to the 2021 Regeneron Science Talent Search finalists

    March 12, 2021

    Congratulations to Akhilesh Varadan Balasingam, Eshani Jha, Anushka Sanyal and Claire Tang, who all participated in the 2020 Synopsys Championship, and especially to Eshani Jha, who won the 3rd place Regeneron STS award for her project on effective, inexpensive water filtration using biowaste material. Forty finalists, including nine students from California, participated in the finals week competition of Regeneron STS, which is the nation’s oldest science and mathematics competition for high school seniors. The competition was virtual this year, culminating in a virtual public forum on March 14th (register to view through March 31) and a formal awards gala on March 17th.

    Congratulations to the participants in the 2021 Virtual Synopsys Championship!

    March 11, 2021

    Winners will be posted here when the results have been finalized. Meanwhile, congratulations to the participants and many thanks to the volunteers and sponsors who made the Virtual 2021 Synopsys Championship possible.

    March 9 at 5 pm is the deadline for changes to Judging Folders

    March 8, 2021

    Students should do a final check of their Judging Folders before the Category judges start to review them. (1) Don’t use subfolders. (2) Upload videos to YouTube; include the link in your presentation and/or on a separate document with your project code, title and name(s). (3) Use PDF documents and eliminate duplicates in other formats. (4) The Project Abstract should include your project code, title, name(s) and the link (those don’t count against the 250-word limit). (5) File names should include the project code. (6) Form 1C for RRI projects and Form 7 for Continuation projects should be included, but no other forms should be copied over from your Application Folder.