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Welcome to The Synopsys Outreach Foundation Alameda County Science & Engineering Fair
Sponsored by •The Synopsys Outreach Foundation [Title Sponsor]
Chevron • Professional Engineers in California Government • Galaxy Press • Exelixis • Broadcom Foundation •Sandia National Laboratories • and the combined efforts of the Alameda County Water and Wastewater Agencies
TSOF-ACSEF is affiliated with Broadcom Masters the prestigious national middle school competition, CSEF - CA state science & engineering fair competition, and Regeneron ISEF the international science fair competition.
The projects from TSOF-ACSEF that are considered by the judges to be of superior quality are eligible to advance to these competitions.
IT'S HERE!!! How to participate located inside 2022 PARTICIPANT HANDBOOK
2022 Fair Flyer pdf **Science Fair - What's in it for you??
10/3/21 Grade 8 through High School - are you interested in being on the student leadership board for the fair - a great opportunity to giveback to your community??
The Student Leadership Board (SLB) is a student council style group of the most motivated high school students of The Synopsys Outreach Foundation ACSEF. You will bring students’ perspective to The Synopsys Outreach Foundation ACSEF, as well as host community events such as Science Workshops, Family Science Nights, and more!
This is a fantastic opportunity for high school students to gain leadership opportunities as well as to give back to The Synopsys Outreach Foundation ACSEF community.
If you missed the Student Leadership Board (SLB) Informational Meeting on October 2nd - NOTE this link is active up to 10/10 ONLY through the link and password.
Zoom Meeting Recording:
Access Passcode: D.L+8b
The deadline to submit an Interest Form/application to join SLB is October 7th at midnight. https://forms.gle/fvCkQi3ayXHoaEUB9
9/27/21 For the protection of all inperson fair participants (volunteers, judges, students and others), The Synopsys Outreach Foundation ACSEF will be requiring all inperson fair participants be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and masks will be required (Note wearing of masks will be updated as per the CDC, Alameda County & State mandates at the time of the fair). We will make a HYBRID model combining some aspects of the in person fair + virtual format available for all unvaccinated participants & Judges. More details to come.
8/12/21 Want to be a mentor or receive mentoring?
A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR 2021 STUDENT PARTICIPANTS, Judges, Volunteers and Sponsors! We hope to see you back for the 2022 fair!
2021 Public Day Showcase: Click Fair in the menu bar > Click SHOWCASE.
PUBLIC DAY/BROWSE Photos, project ABSTRACTS, VIDEOS & DISPLAY PDF, and listed awards per project ID (no participant names)
ACSEF 2022 - Returning to IN-PERSON Fair!
Early Group Project Proposal submissions - May 31-November , 2021.
3/20/21 AWARD CEREMONY VIDEO https://youtu.be/rT5OFGw2byQ
Correction: Special Award winner for Ricoh is incorrect on the video. *The correct winner is HS-MENG-197-T2 Jaspal K. and Ronak T.
Correction: Special Award winner for Broadcom Coding is Anika Bhat. In error, Karthik Subramanian was also listed as a winner. Two nominations were provided then the judge was required to narrow it down to a single project as per the Broadcom Coding Award Criteria. ACSEF is awarding Karthik $250 for the publishing error.
*The ALL AWARDS SPREADSHEET 3/20/21 & the PowerPoint used for the video have been corrected.
ACSEF Participation General Eligibility
Students in grades 6-12 attending schools located in Alameda County are eligible.
Students may enter ACSEF independently on their own if their school does NOT hold a science fair.
If the school district DOES hold a science fair, students may enter ACSEF independently on their own without entering their district science fair.
If an individual's school DOES hold a science fair, the student must be selected to enter ACSEF through their school selection process.
DID YOU KNOW?
ACSEF is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) public charity that runs entirely on donations and grants?
All board members, including the Founder/Director, are 24/7 unpaid volunteers?
You can support ACSEF with a $25 or more donation via PayPal and write it off on your taxes?
ACSEF's Tax ID is 45-1800245
BECOME AN ACSEF PATRON - click the link below to be directed to our PayPal donation site♥
(link)Become A Patron of ACSEF
Thank you, 2021 Fair Sponsors
Any business or company interested in becoming an ACSEF Sponsor we welcome your support
(link) BECOME AN ACSEF SPONSOR
2021 ACSEF SPONSORS
Title Sponsor - Synopsys Outreach Foundation
Additional sponsorship from business and corporate entities.
The Synopsys Outreach Foundation [Title Sponsor], Chevron • Professional Engineers in California Government • Galaxy Press • Exelixis • Broadcom Foundation •Sandia National Laboratories • and the combined efforts of the Alameda County Water and Wastewater Agencies including: (Alameda County Water District • California Water Service Company • Castro Valley Sanitary District • City of Hayward • City of Livermore • City of Pleasanton • Dublin San Ramon Services District • East Bay Municipal Utility District • Union Sanitary District • Zone 7 )