CAPS Student Outreach Programs

CAPS Science Fair Program

The CAPS Science Fair Program takes place annually during the science fair season, March through April.  The goal of the program is to provide recognition to students and encourage them to continue developing their scientific interests.

CAPS representatives from all over California attend regional science fairs as Special Awards Judges.  They select one individual student project from each of the 15 regional science fairs to receive the CAPS Science Achievement Award and a monetary scholarship.  The 15 students who are selected as winners can then compete for the Outstanding Young Scientist Award.

Volunteer as a CAPS Science Fair Program Special Awards Judge at a Fair Near You!

CAPS needs additional judges for regional science fairs, and YOU CAN HELP! Most Fairs need a team of five or six CAPS members to judge projects. It’s fun and easy – a great way to spend some time encouraging young people in the pursuit of independent learning and meeting other scientists from other state departments and fields.

If you would like to be a CAPS Science Fair Program volunteer judge for the fair nearest you, please click here or contact Nadia Compton by email at , or by calling 916-441-2629.

Regional STEM Fair Highlights

Thank you to all CAPS members for sponsoring the 2019 Sacramento Regional STEM Fair! The goal of the program is to provide recognition to students and encourage them to continue developing their scientific interests.

Regional Science Fairs

Regional Science Fairs are included in CAPS’ Outstanding Young Scientist Program.  All participating fairs are Intel affiliated and their winners typically compete at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

Thank you to all the CAPS members who sign up to be volunteer judges at these regional fairs. The program is alive and well because of you!

2020 Fair Schedule

FAIR NAME
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JUDGING - DATE & TIME
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FAIR LOCATION
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CALIFORNIA STATE SCIENCE FAIR04/20-21/20LOS ANGELES
Science Center and the Education Building Exposition Park
700 State Drive
CHICO SCIENCE FAIR02/24-25/20CHICO
Masonic Center
1110 W. East Ave
FRESNO COUNTY SCIENCE FAIR03/16-19/20FRESNO
Fresno Fairgrounds - Commerce Building
1121 S. Chance Ave
GOLDEN GATE STEM FAIR03/13-14/20SAN FRANCISCO
SATURDAY PUBLIC EVENT CANCELLED
Visit https://wp.ggstemfair.org/ for project drop-off details
GREATER SAN DIEGO SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR03/11-12/20SAN DIEGO
Balboa Park Activity Center
2145 Park Blvd
HUMBOLDT COUNTY DORIS NILES SCIENCE FAIR03/16-19/20ARCATA
Humboldt State University, West Gym
1 Harpst Street
LOS ANGELES COUNTY SCIENCE FAIR03/19-21/20LOS ANGELES
Magic Box Convention Center
1933 S Broadway
MENDOCINO COUNTY SCIENCE FAIR03/14/20UKIAH
Mendocino College - Gym
1000 Hensley Creek Road
MONTEREY COUNTY SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR03/27-29/20SEASIDE
CSU Monterey Bay
University Center, Bldg. 29
ORANGE COUNTY SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR03/24-26/20COSTA MESA
OC Fair & Event Center: Hangar Building
88 Fair Drive Ave.
RIVERSIDE COUNTY SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR03/1-2/20RIVERSIDE
Riverside Convention Center
3637 Fifth Street
SACRAMENTO REGIONAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR04/13-14/20SACRAMENTO
American River College
4700 College Oak Drive
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR03/13-14/20WATSONVILLE
Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds
2601 East Lake Avenue
SYNOPSYS CHAMPIONSHIP03/11-12/20SAN JOSE
Check website for location:
https://science-fair.org/
VENTURA COUNTY SCIENCE FAIR03/26-27/20THOUSAND OAKS
California Lutheran University Gilbert Arena
60 W. Olsen Rd.