Synopsys Championship:

The annual Synopsys Championship showcases students in the Santa Clara County of California who will become our future scientists, technology experts, engineers, and mathematicians. This regional competition celebrates achievement by middle and high school students supported by their parents, teachers, and schools.

Through the annual Fair competition, hundreds of the area’s students are challenged to go beyond their classroom studies to do independent project-based research. They work independently or in teams to address questions in the fields of Computer Science, Environmental Science, Medicine & Health, Chemistry, Biology, and a half dozen other categories.

The Synopsys Championship is affiliated with the Society for Science & the Public, and selects projects which go on to compete and win in other state and national competitions, including the prestigious Intel International Science & Engineering Fair. But whether or not a student wins, every student is celebrated and encouraged by the hundreds of other attending students, parents, teachers, mentors, sponsors, judges, and members of the public.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ~ Alameda County Science and Engineering Fair:

Very Exciting News…The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ~ Alameda County Science and Engineering Fair ( LLNL~ACSEF), is coming into another highly successful year! LLNL~ACSEF provides a forum for stimulating student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (S.T.E.M.) and an avenue for educators to fulfill the new Common Core Standards. Grade 6-12 students educated within Alameda County from home school, charter, public, private and parochial schools are eligible to participate in the fair held annually at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.

Synopsys Outreach Foundation:


The Synopsys Silicon Valley Science & Technology Outreach Foundation supports teachers and students developing science projects at K-12 public and private not-for-profit 501(c)(3) schools in California and select schools affiliated with regional offices of Synopsys, Inc. In addition to sponsoring numerous science fairs including The Synopsys Championship, the Synopsys Sonoma County Science Fair, The Synopsys Sacramento Regional Science & Engineering Fair and sciencepalooza!, foundation programs and competitions include science-o-rama!, The Advanced Science Research Facility, The Advanced Science Research Class, SuperSchool teacher training seminars, the Synopsys Outreach Foundation n + 1 Prize, Science Fair 101 for Parents and donations of science project poster boards and data collecting devices to eligible schools across California.

BioGENEius Challenge:

The BioGENEius Challenges are your opportunity to compete on an international stage with some of the brightest scientific minds in the world. Imagine working alongside mentors at some of the leading colleges, biotechnology firms and labs in your region, and then submitting your work for presentation to biotech scientists and innovators currently engaged in transforming the scientific landscape.

Google Science Fair:

The Google Science Fair is a global online science and technology competition open to individuals and teams from ages 13 to 18. Find out what you can win, and learn more about the people involved with the competition.

Junior Science and Humanities Symposia:

JSHS is designed to challenge and engage students (Grades 9-12) in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). Individual students compete for scholarships and recognition by presenting the results of their original research efforts before a panel of judges and an audience of their peers. Opportunities for hands-on workshops, panel discussions, career exploration, research lab visits and networking are planned.