2021 Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair

Since 1955, the GREATER SAN DIEGO SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR (GSDSEF) has encouraged and promoted the STEM interests of students in San Diego and Imperial Counties by providing an inspiring experience in science and engineering which allows students to showcase and be recognized for their STEM talents.  This regional STEM fair challenges students to go beyond classroom studies to do independent research in 16 STEM categories – to ask compelling questions, to design and implement innovative solutions, and to present and defend results to judges who are professionals in their fields.   Every student in the GSDSEF wins a place award, and over $20,000 of prizes are awarded annually by local STEM industry and organizations.  Top winners move on to the California Science and Engineering Fair and Grand Award recipients receive an all expenses paid trip to the International Science and Engineering Fair.   Join the 500+ students yearly, and over 35,000 GSDSEF alumni who were inspired through their participation in the GSDSEF! 

Availability description

The participation process is now open for the 67th GSDSEF, which lasts from August 13, 2020 to February 8th, 2021. Check gsdsef.org-->About-->Schedule for exact dates by grade level.   

GSDSEF judging takes place on March 17th, 2021. 

Age/Grade Level
Grades 6-8
Grades 9-12
Cost Range
Less than $50
Time of Day
All Day
Opportunity type
Out-of-school Programs
Area of Interest
General Science
Financial Support or Scholarship Available?
NGSS Aligned?
Location Address:
Balboa Park Activity Center, 2145 Park Blvd., San Diego, California, 92101
Contact Name:
Steve Rodecker

2021 Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair

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