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    2017 Broadcom Masters finalists announced

    September 20, 2017

    Congratulations to our Broadcom MASTERS finalists! The Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public announced 30 finalists in this competition for middle school students, where finalists are selected from the top 10% of projects in affiliated science fairs across the U.S.

    Four of the 30 finalists are from the Synopsys Championship and they will present their projects in the final competition October 21-25 in Washington, D.C.:

    Andrew Chiang, 8th grade BASIS Independent School Silicon Valley
     Herin Kang, 7th grade Stratford Middle School, San Jose
     Pujita Tangirala, 7th grade Challenger School – Strawberry Park
     Annika Viswesh, 7th grade Stratford Sunnyvale Raynor Middle School



    Regeneron Science Talent Search

    September 13, 2017

    The Regeneron Science Talent Search, which is open to high school seniors, will accept applications until November 15, 2017. Last year Regeneron became the new sponsor of this 77-year-old competition in science and math. STS culminates with more than $3 million awarded to the winners and their schools and a public exhibition of projects in March 2018 in Washington, DC. See the Regeneron STS web page for details.

    Teacher workshops in October

    September 2, 2017

    The first workshop for teachers will be on Thursday, October 5th, at Santa Clara University in the Rotunda Room of Guadalupe Hall. The time is 4-6 PM. Renee Fallon (Monta Vista HS and Teach Biotech) and Katy Korsmeyer (SCVSEFA, Teach Biotech and SCU) will focus on science fair project selection, management and quality.

    There will be another workshop on Saturday morning, Oct. 28th, with the location and specific time TBA.

    Championship Clinics in September and October

    August 28, 2017

    Learn about applying to and competing in the Synopsys Championship, the Santa Clara County science fair. Check the complete list of clinics and workshops in September and October.

    Join us on Wednesday, September 13, at 4:30 for a one-hour clinic in Room S-1 at Oak Grove High School.

    If you can, arrive at 3:15 to hear a talk by Carlos Stephens from the SJSU Entomology Museum.  Known as “The Bug Man,” Carlos will share rare insect specimens that range from the peculiar to the beautiful. His talk is the first in a guest speaker series at Oak Grove called “Science in our Society.”

    On Monday, September 18, Valley Christian High School will host a clinic at 6:30 p.m. Room details TBD.

    Watch this SCVSEFA news page for information about the 2018 Synopsys Championship

    July 20, 2017

    The Synopsys Championship is scheduled for March 14-15, 2018, in San Jose. Information about student registration and teacher workshops will be posted on this page beginning September 1.

    I-SWEEEP Award winners

    May 23, 2017

    I-SWEEEP (International Sustainable World Energy Engineering Environment Project) awards were announced in Houston, Texas, on May 7, 2017. Congratulations to the winners from the Synopsys Championship!

    Award Level Student School
    Gold Srinivas Balagopal Pinewood High School
    Bronze Visala Tallavarjula Wilcox High School
    Bronze Yash Tandon & Gautham Gujjula Cupertino HS and Monta Vista HS


    2017 Intel ISEF award winners

    May 19, 2017

    Winners of the 2017 Intel International Science & Engineering Fair in Los Angeles were announced on May 18 and 19. Twelve Synopsys Championship students competed, and a summary of their awards is posted here. Congratulations to our outstanding Santa Clara County students!

    2017 California State Science Fair Award Winners

    May 5, 2017

    Winners of the 2017 California State Science Fair in Los Angeles, CA were announced on May 2nd. Over 100 Synopsys Championship projects were eligible to compete and a summary of the results is posted here. Congratulations to our outstanding Santa Clara County students!

    Notice for High School CSSF participants

    April 10, 2017

    For high school students going to CSSF
    This year, CSSF is an affiliated fair and will be selecting and sending several projects to Intel ISEF.  If you were not selected as a Finalist at the Synopsys Championship you have another opportunity.

    If you need copies of IRB/SRC signed paperwork (Form 4, 6A, 6B, and 1C (if done at an RRI)) for your project please contact

    2017 Awards Ceremony List

    March 30, 2017

    The 2017 Synopsys Championship Awards Ceremony  is the afternoon of April 9 at the Heritage Theater in Campbell.  See  Winners List.  The Awards Ceremony is an ‘Invitation Only’ event.  Students will receive an email notice for when they are invited to attend. If the student’s email has changed since they applied to the 2017 fair, they should notify the fair manager at once.

    Available Judge Feedback Forms for students will be sent to the teacher as soon as our volunteers can sort through all the forms.  Please be patient.

    Unclaimed awards from the ceremony will be mailed or delivered to the teacher.

    Broadcom MASTERS award winners have until June 14 to apply.