Attention!

Attention All Students & Teachers/Mentors

Any student, grade 5 through 12, whose project involves (even if only observing or surveying) human subjects, invertebrate or non-human vertebrate animals, recombinant DNA, tissues, pathogenic agents, or controlled substances, please complete the 2018 SRC Form.
Forms must be submitted to Doron Markus no later than December 1, 2017.

About the Fair

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The 2018 STEM Fair

This year marks the 31st anniversary of the San Mateo County STEM Fair, organized by the San Mateo County Office of Education. In previous years, the event has spanned a week and has been held at the Hiller Aviation Museum. This year we are shortening the fair schedule and have moved the main event to the San Mateo County Event Center. The Awards ceremony will still be held at the Hiller Aviation Museum. Important dates and deadlines for the fair have been finalized, but the fair schedule has not. Please check back for the most current schedule.

Fair Schedule

Sat, March 3

Project Check In

  • Time TBD - Volunteers Arrive
  • Time TBD - Student Check-in Begins
  • Time TBD - Student Check-in Ends

Sun, March 4

Stem Fair and Art Expo

  • Time TBD - Volunteers Arrive
  • Time TBD - Pre-Judging
  • Time TBD - Judges Orientation and Lunch
  • Time TBD - Students Arrive
  • Time TBD - Interviews: Grades 5, 6 and 7
  • Time TBD - Interviews: Grades 8, High School and Ravenswood
  • Time TBD - Open House and Project Removal
  • Time TBD - Fair Closes

Thu, March 8

Awards Ceremony

  • 5:00 p.m. - Volunteers Arrive
  • 6:00 p.m. - Grades 5,6 and 7
  • 7:30 p.m. - Grades 8 and High School
  • 9:00 p.m. - Awards Ceremony Closes

Important Dates

Teachers and Mentors

  • Nov. 6 – Dec.1
    Schools/Districts Request Allocations
  • Dec.1
    Allocation Request Period Closes
  • Mar. 4
    STEM Fair & Arts Expo @ San Mateo County Event Center - Fiesta Hall
  • Mar. 8
    Awards Ceremony @ Hiller Aviation Museum (6:00 – 9:00 pm)

Students and Parents

  • Dec.1
    SRC Form Deadline
  • Jan. 8
    Student Project Registration Opens
  • Feb. 15
    Student Project Registration Closes
  • Mar. 3
    Project Check In @ San Mateo County Event Center - Fiesta Hall
  • Mar. 4
    STEM Fair & Arts Expo @ San Mateo County Event Center - Fiesta Hall

Judges and Volunteers

  • Jan. 8
    Judges Registration Opens
  • Feb. 23
    Judges Registration Closes
  • Mar. 4
    STEM Fair & Arts Expo @ San Mateo County Event Center - Fiesta Hall
  • Mar. 8
    Awards Ceremony @ Hiller Aviation Museum (6:00 – 9:00 pm)

Fair Locations

San Mateo Event Center Fiesta Hall

San Mateo Event Center - Fiesta Hall

The San Mateo County Event Center is a 48-acre event facility with seven indoor buildings. The Expo Center hosts hundreds of events each year including trade/consumer shows, product launches, ride & drives, concerts, social gatherings, and corporate meetings. Fiesta Hall’s column free main area is 34,200 square feet. Adjacent to the main hall are 3 break-out rooms ranging from 3,600 to 4,800 square feet. Expo Café is located in Fiesta Hall.

SMC Event Center Map Fiesta Hall Floor Plan

Hiller Aviation Museum

The Hiller Aviation Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate museum, was opened to the public in 1998 by helicopter designer and inventor Stanley Hiller Jr. and features over 50 aircraft from more than a century of aviation history. The Museum is visited by over 98,000 people each year including over 10,000 children from regional K-12 schools. Since opening, the Museum has served over 1.2 million visitors.

Hiller Aviation Museum Website

Hiller Aviation Museum