Contra Costa County Science & Engineering Fair

Contra Costa County businesses joined with K-12 educators to establish an Intel-affiliated Science & Engineering Fair in 2006. Prior to 2006, students interested in competing in the this world-renowned science fair were required to compete in San Francisco. The Grand Sweepstakes winners of the Contra Costa County Science & Engineering Fair (CCCSEF) go on to compete in the International Science & Engineering Fair each spring. 

A limited number of student winners will also be asked to participate in the California State Science Fair competition and in the Broadcom Masters national competition.


More on INTEL ISEF Science Fairs

The Intel ISEF provides an opportunity for the best young scientists and engineers from around the globe to share ideas, showcase cutting-edge science projects, and compete for over $4 million in awards and scholarships.The Intel ISEF is the world's largest pre-college celebration of science and engineering. Held annually in May, the Intel ISEF brings together over 2,000 students representing over 1,600 projects from more than 73 nations to compete for scholarships, tuition grants, internships, scientific field trips and the grand prize: a $50,000 college scholarship.

The 2018 Intel ISEF was held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on May 13-18, 2018.


Society for Science and the Public

Founded in 1921, Society for Science and Public's mission is to advance public understanding and appreciation of science among people of all ages through publications and educational programs. A non-profit organization based in Washington, DC, Society for Science and the Public has encouraged students, parents, teachers, and communities to explore the vast world of science. Society for Science and the Public began the task of promoting science education early in its 83-year history with "Radio Adventures in Science;" hands-on experiments for students, called "Things of Science;" administration of Science Clubs of America; and finally, the evolution of two of the most prestigious competitions in pre-college science --- the International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) and the Intel Science Talent Search (ISTS). 

Through publications and programs, science fairs and scholarship competitions, Society for Science and the Public helps young people utilize and strengthen their knowledge in science, math, and engineering. Many credit these experiences as a decisive factor in choosing a scientific career. Society for Science and the Public founded the ISEF in 1950 and is very proud to have Intel as the title sponsor of this prestigious, international competition.


CCCSEF Placements and Special Awards

Grand Awards

Grades 9-12 Overall (Senior Category)

Grades 7-8 Overall (Junior Category)


Ribbons and Certificates being granted at Science Fair

1st Place | 2nd Place | 3rd Place | 4th Place 


Special Awards

Individual companies and organizations in the region will honor students for their Science Fair projects. These awards may be given for specific project categories or in general for project excellence. Each granting organization will specify the parameters of the special award.