Sonoma County Office of Education

Student Events

Synopsys-Sonoma County Science Fair

Synopsys-Sonoma County Science FairThe Synopsys–Sonoma County Science Fair gives grade 6-12 students the opportunity to study a topic of interest and apply their scientific knowledge to a real-life question. Students participate in the Science Fair by creating a project individually or in a group of two or three students.

Projects are as varied as the students themselves and can focus on areas of biology, chemistry, physics and astronomy, behavioral science, general science, health and human biology, mathematics, agricultural sciences, environmental science, earth and planetary science, cognitive sciences, and electronics-electromagnetism.

On the day of the Science Fair, students present their projects to the judges. Local scientists, businesspeople, teachers, and others serve as judges and interact with students about their projects.

This Year’s Event

2015 Synopsys–Sonoma County Science Fair
Friday, February 27, 2015
Sonoma State University

Press Democrat article and photos: Future scientists display talent at Science Fair
Press Democrat videos: Video 1 | Video 2 | Video 3 | Video 4

California State Science Fair | Website
May 18-19, 2015 | Los Angeles

San Francisco Bay Area Science Fair | Website
Please note: The Synopsys-Sonoma County Science Fair no longer serves as a gateway to the San Francisco Bay Area Science Fair. School sites can register students for the Bay Area fair by visiting the fair website.

Benefits of Science Fair Projects

For more information, read this article from California Classroom Science, New Research: Just What are the Benefits of Science Projects, or watch the short video below to learn why science projects are valuable learning experiences.


Science Fair Contacts