Welcome to the Monterey County Science & Engineering Fair

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Welcome to the Monterey County Science and Engineering Fair!



Calling all future scientists, engineers, and mathematicians!


The annual Monterey County Science & Engineering Fair showcases Middle School and High School students in Monterey County who will become future scientists, technology experts, engineers, and mathematicians. This competition celebrates achievement by students in grades 6 - 12, who are supported by their parents, teachers, and schools to develop scientific practices.


Through the annual Fair competition, hundreds of the county's students are challenged to go beyond their classroom studies to do independent project-based research. They work independently or in teams to address questions in the fields of Computer Science, Environmental Science, Medicine & Health, Chemistry, Biology, and a half dozen other categories.


The 2021-22 Monterey County Science & Engineering Fair will be held virtual, as was the 2020-21 Fair, which was highly successful. Students will be uploading their electronic science notebooks, images, video presentation, etc. for asynchronous judging. 

The Monterey County Science & Engineering Fair is a collaborative effort that is sponsored by the Monterey County Office of Education, the Naval Postgraduate School Foundation, California State University Monterey Bay, and many community partners. It is affiliated with the Society for Science & the Public and selects projects which go on to compete and win in other state and national competitions, including the prestigious International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF).

Every student is celebrated and encouraged by the hundreds of other attending students, parents, teachers, mentors, sponsors, judges, and members of the public.

Students will present projects in junior (6th - 8th grade) and senior (9th - 12th grade) divisions in multiple areas of study. Fair participants are drawn from public, private, parochial and home-schools in Monterey County. The last day to submit a project is Friday February 18, 2022.  Judging will begin on Saturday, March 5, 2022. Final judging in synchronously online or in-person will occur on Saturday, March 19, 2022. A virtual awards ceremony will be held on Saturday afternoon, March 26, 2022 at 1 PM.


For more information and resources, please visit our google site:

Monterey County Science & Engineering Fair Main Informational Page



Thank you to our sponsors!


The William McCaskey Chapman and Adaline Dinsmore Chapman Foundation



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