March 5 – March 7, 2017  |  Awards March 9, 2017
           
Attention

STEM Fair Award Winners List

The list of 2017 San Mateo County STEM Fair Award Winners (PDF) is now available and can be downloaded using the link to the right.

29th Annual STEM Fair

San Mateo County Office of Education LogoThe San Mateo County Office of Education has hosted the STEM Fair for 29 years. Our goal is to create interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math education and STEM careers, foster school-community cooperation in developing the scientific potential and communication skills of tomorrow’s leaders, and to publicly recognize the achievements of talented science students, grades 5-12, in San Mateo County.

Location

Hiller Aviation Museum Logo

Hiller Aviation Museum
601 Skyway Rd.
San Carlos, CA 94070

Uotside of hangar at Hiller Aviation Museum

Science literacy is the artery through which the solutions of tomorrow's problems flow.Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Fair Schedule

March 5

(11:00AM - 5:00PM)

Project Check-in and Setup




March 6

Judging & Interviews

(5:00PM - 9:30PM)

 

March 7

Open House

(5:00PM - 7:00PM)




March 9

Awards Ceremony
@ Hiller
(6:00PM - 9:00PM)

Schedule Details

Sunday, March 5, 2017 – 11:00 – 5:00: Project Board Drop Off and Student Check In. Depending on the number of students that are present at the museum at the time that you arrive, the process should take between 15 – 30 minutes. This is the only period in which you can drop off your project and check in. If you cannot be present during this time period, please make sure that another individual drops off your project and checks you in. There will be no other period in which you can drop off your project. All projects must be at the museum by 5:00. Failure to drop off your project during this period will result in disqualification.

Monday, March 6, 2017: Project Judging and Student Interviews. You are expected to be standing in front of your project board for the time period assigned to your grade. DEVICES WILL NOT BE PERMITTED ON THE STEM FAIR FLOOR UNLESS IT WAS PRE-AUTHORIZED (for judges to view videos related to projects). All students will be interviewed at least twice by two different judges. Some, but not all, students may be interviewed more than twice. Please adhere to the times and directions listed below.

  • Students in Grades 5 and 6 and ALL students from the Ravenswood School District
    • Arrive at the Hiller Aviation Museum between 4:30 – 4:50. Students will not be permitted entry into the museum until 4:50 – 4:55.
    • Remain in front of your project, prepared to be interviewed by a judge, from 5:00 – 6:30.
    • Parents/Guardians/Teachers will not be permitted on the STEM Fair floor at any time during the STEM Fair. Parents/Guardians/Teachers are not allowed to communicate with students during this time. Any communication during this time period will result in disqualification. Parents are permitted to stay in the foyer of the museum during this period.
    • Students must leave the museum at the end of the judging period, which may be prior to 6:30, but no later than 6:30.
  • Students in Grades 7 -12
    • Arrive at the Hiller Aviation Museum between 7:00 – 7:20. Students will not be permitted entry into the museum until 7:20 – 7:25.
    • Remain in front of your project, prepared to be interviewed by a judge, from 7:30 – 9:30.
    • Parents/Guardians/Teachers will not be permitted on the STEM Fair floor at any time during the STEM Fair. Parents/Guardians/Teachers are not allowed to communicate with students during this time. Any communication during this time period will result in disqualification. Parents are permitted to stay in the foyer of the museum during this period.
    • Students must leave the museum at the end of the judging period, which may be prior to 9:30, but no later than 9:30.
  • Tuesday, March 7, 2017: Open House, Award Announcements, Project Removal. During the assigned time period, students will be notified if projects have received an award. An invitation to the Award Ceremony may or may not accompany this notification, depending on the level of award. Students are expected to be present in front of their projects, with the purpose of discussing the project with the general public. At the end of the time period, students will remove the project from the museum and exit the museum. Projects that have not been removed from the Hiller Aviation Museum by 7:00 will be brought back to the San Mateo County Office of Education and retained for one week.
    • Students in Grades 5 – 6: 5:00 – 6:00
    • Students in Grades 7 – 12: 6:00 – 7:00
  • Thursday, March 9, 2017: Awards Ceremony. Students who receive an invitation to attend the Award Ceremony are expected to be present for the ceremony during the time assignment. Students will be called up on stage to receive the award, and may be asked to speak very briefly about the project.
    • Students in Grades 5 – 6: 6:00 – 7:15
    • Students in Grades 7 – 12: 7:30 – 9:00

Videos

STEM Fair Student Experiences

Several STEM Fair participants discuss their enthusiasm for scientific discovery and their experiences at the STEM Fair.

STEM Fair Tips for Students

STEM Fair participants give tips and helpful hints to future students hoping to participate in the fair.

There's nothing I believe in more strongly than getting young people interested in science and engineering, for a better tomorrow, for all humankind.Bill Nye (the Science Guy)

Photography

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Address

101 Twin Dolphin Drive
Redwood City, CA, 94065

Phone

650 802 5200
650 802 5405