The 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. Local scientists, businesspeople, teachers, and others serve as judges and interact with students about their projects.
On the day of the Synopsys-Sonoma County Science Fair, students present their projects to the judges and participate in science workshops.
This Year’s Event
Synopsys–Sonoma County Science Fair
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Sonoma State University
2012-13 Forms & Documents:
Science Fair Handbook (pdf)
Final School Registration Form (pdf) – due January 21
Student Application Form (pdf)
Instructions for Completing Student Project Summary (doc)
Student Project Summary (doc)
Photograph and Video Consent Form (pdf)
Science Fair Volunteer Form (pdf)
Sonoma County Science Fair | Feb 2011 | Over 100 students participated in this year’s Science Fair. Teams of scientists and engineers interviewed students and judged projects.
2012 Science Fair Sponsors
American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
California Rare Fruit Growers
The Fritz Foundation, Lynn and Anisya Fritz
Gravenstein Lions Club
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Redwood Psychological Association
Sonoma County Farm Bureau Foundation
Sonoma County Mycological Association
Sonoma County Water District
Synopsys Outreach Foundation
Troxell Communications, Inc.
Williams Associates Engineering