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

    July 20, 2017

    The Synopsys Championship is scheduled for March 15, 2018, in San Jose. Information about student registration and teacher workshops will be posted on this page, probably by 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.

    2017 California State Science Fair Info

    March 26, 2017

    The names of students who may apply for the 2017 CSSF were posted on the official CSSF Qualified Students webpage on Monday, March 27.   The students Qualified by the Synopsys Championship (Eligible) to apply to the California State Science Fair should go to the CSSF website and follow all registration instructions! Registration is online and must be completed by March 30th. Eligible students (not Alternates) must send the $30 Registration Fee and Signature card to CSSF ASAP after submitting their application online.

    Alternate students must also register online and will be notified  April 9th  if they can take the place of an eligible student who did not register.


    Questions about the CSSF and further fairs??


    Forms for Financially Sponsored Students and chaperones


    Congratulations to all the students who participated in the 2017 Synopsys Championship

    March 24, 2017

    Congratulations to all the students who participated in the 2017 Synopsys Championship.  A special “thank you” to our sponsors and 84 great volunteers for making the event successful.  Stay tuned for the winners listing.

    2017 Fair INFORMATION

    March 1, 2017

    Notice Regarding Fair Attendance:

    (1). Students must be present at the board to be judged.  If on a restroom break, students should leave a conspicuous note at their board with an estimated time of return.  For team projects, at least 50% of a team must be present to be judged.

    (2). Students represent their school to the public viewing time 5-6PM.  Students are expected to stay until 6PM when judging is over and fair ends. If they must leave before 6, students have to be signed out by their parent or legal guardian. Boards removed before 6 PM are disqualified


    Fair Information for students:
    2017-what-to-expect at the fair,

    Project Display Rules and Helpful Hints for Project Display


    Teachers from middle school with more than 6 projects to check in on March 22nd for their students may register for Group Check-In for Middle School Projects.


    Fair Check-in Day March 22, 2017

    Forms must be taped to the desk in front of the project display board March 22nd after Check-In.
    At 6PM March 23rd when the fair closes, these forms belong to the students to use as they wish.







    Registration for the 2017 Synopsys Championship is now closed.

    February 2, 2017

    Registration for the 2017 Synopsys Championship is now closed.

    Students are responsible for checking this Science Fair web site to see the status of their applications.

    • Use the Check Project Status button on the bottom left of this page. Projects are grouped by teacher or by private sponsor name.
    • If an application is not yet “Accepted”, but is “Incomplete”, the student should check his/her own email for a message about what more information is needed and follow up with the teacher or sponsor, if necessary.
    • If an application was submitted for the Jan 26th deadline, but is not listed as a “Received” project by February 1, contact the fair manager by email ASAP.  Registration for the 2017 Synopsys Championship is now closed.