An Important Message about the California State Science Fair can be found in the blue box below:
For Science Fair Exhibitors and Parents
Dear SFBASF Community:
We regret to inform you that the 2017 San Francisco Bay Area Science Fair (SFBASF) will be canceled for this year only. The Fair is suspended because the support network that has kept this event going strong since 1953 has dissolved unexpectedly. There is currently no active Board of Directors, and serious health issues including the recent passing of a key committee member, have resulted in inadequate funding to execute the 2017 Fair.
There is; however, hope for the future. Marcus Wojtkowiak, Randall Museum Science Program Coordinator and SF Middle School Science Fair Coordinator, has assumed the role as Executive Director and is in the process of rebuilding the team. Bob Fabini will continue to be the SFBASF Assistant Director to ensure that future operations run smoothly in this transition. There are plans in place to not only reinstate the Bay Area Science Fair for 2018, but to expand the Science Fair festival to celebrate our young scientists’ work and showcase contemporary technology and research.
We deliver this message with a heavy heart—SFBASF has been an active component in the Bay Area science community every year since its inception. We need help from the Bay Area science community in the rebuilding effort. If you or any colleague is interested in joining the SFASF Board of Directors, if you can help facilitate financial support, or if you just want to offer your time as a part of the team, please contact Marcus at marcus.wojtkowiak at gmail.com. The SFBASF has had a positive impact on hundreds of students every year and thousands of students compete in their local areas in order to participate in it. Please help us continue to encourage science learning and enable career paths for our diverse community of future scientists.
Marcus Wojtkowiak, Executive Director, SFBASF
Bob Fabini, Assistant Director, SFBASF
News about participating in the California State Science Fair for 2017 only.
Because of the cancellation of SFBASF for 2017, for this year only, students from Marin County Science Fair, San Mateo County Science Fair, Randall Museum Fair, West Contra Costa Fair, and from the Solano County region will qualify directly from their geographic region, rather than through SFBASF. We are making arrangements for students from Napa and Sonoma Counties, where there are no local feeder fairs to SFBASF, to participate in the California State Science Fair. A maximum of 4 spaces will be available for students from, these 2 counties. Interested students, from Napa and Sonoma counties only, should contact us directly so we can send you information as it becomes available. If you are from the other regions, all information will come from your local fair, or from your local science coordinator.
Welcome to the Golden Gate STEM Fair Web Site. Once you have sent in your entry form request, you will receive registration information from us via email. If your 7th through 12th grade students come to SFBASF via Marin, San Mateo, Randall, Oakland Diocese, or West Contra Costa Science Fairs, you do not need to request registration materials. They will come from the feeder fair. Each participating student will register with a password we supply to sponsoring teachers. Students from counties not mentioned above are not eligible to participate in SFBASF.
Sponsoring teachers who would like to request registration materials may do so here.
This is only necessary if your students do not come through a feeder fair.