Welcome to the 1-San Bernardino, Inyo, and Mono Counties Science & Engineering Fair

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The San Bernardino, Inyo and Mono Counties (SIM) Science and Engineering Fair

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The San Bernardino, Inyo, and Mono Counties (SIM) Science and Engineering Fair is an annual competition of science projects designed, developed and displayed by elementary and secondary students from schools in each county.

Participants share their creative abilities, knowledge, and interests with other students. Experienced judges, with background knowledge in specific areas of science critique the projects for qualities including scientific method, content, clarity of presentation and originality.

Awards Ceremony
Awards include trophies, medals, and opportunities for students to move onto further competition at the California State Science Fair for grades 6-12 and the International Science and Engineering Fair for grades 9-12 projects that meet exceptional criteria. Community awards are presented to students from private businesses and organizations. Some of the awards include cash prizes and educational bonds.


Science Fair Registration Fees. Take advantage of Early Bird registration for best pricing!

Division

 

Grade Lvl

 

Early Bird

Sept. - Nov.

Regular 

Dec. - Jan.

Late

Feb. - Mar.

Elementary  grades 4-5  $60 pp  $70 pp  $80 pp
Secondary  grades 6-12  $65 pp  $75 pp  $85 pp

Hard deadline: Registrations and fees DUE JAN 31, 2020. All registrations submitted after January 31, 2020 will be considered late and will be charged at the Late Registration fee rate. Completed forms and registration fees for late registration are due by March 6, 2020.
 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Intent to Participate Forms
Due September 9, 2019. Forms will be emailed to districts/affiliates by Monday, August 26, 2019.

SIMSEF District/Affiliate Coordinator Meetings
  1. September 16, 2019 - Roy C Hill
    • Discuss important updates, timelines, fee schedule, Q&A, and distribute allocation forms.
  2. January 13, 2019 - San Bernardino Airport
    • Discuss important updates, timelines, event overview, Q&A, and facility walk-through.
Student Online Registration
September 23, 2019 - March 2, 2020 (Feb.-Mar. constitutes late registration)
 
Early/Regular Registration Deadline
Friday, January 31, 2020
 
Abstract Review & Safety Screening
Volunteers needed! Searching for at least 10 professional volunteers, with science and engineering backgrounds, to help review student project abstract forms for completeness & safety screening. Volunteer for the day or for a few hours, any and all help is appreciated!
  • Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
  • Location: Roy C Hill | 601 North E Street, San Bernardino, CA 92415
  • Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Register here to assist: https://sbcss.k12oms.org/31-171172
  • Continental breakfast & lunch will be provided
Notification of disqualified projects by email and/or phone
Monday, February 17, 2020 - Friday, February 28, 2020

County Competition: Project check-in, judging, and interviews:
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
San Bernardino Airport
1601 E. Third Street, Suite 100, San Bernardino, CA 92408

Project Pick up
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and/or
Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
San Bernardino Airport
1601 E. Third Street, Suite 100, San Bernardino, CA 92408
Projects not picked up by this time will be discarded.

SIM Awards Ceremony
Thursday, March 12, 2020
5:00 p.m. Doors open | 5:30 p.m. Awards Program begins
DoubleTree by Hilton Ontario Airport
222 N. Vineyard Avenue, Ontario, CA 91764


County Gold Winners' Meeting (grades 6-12 only): Immediately Following Awards Ceremony

California State Science Fair
April 20-21, 2020
California Science Center, Los Angeles

California State Science Fair Website

San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools' office would like to recognize PECG for their generous sponsorship and volunteer efforts for the SIM Science Fair.

 

TBD,  Science and Environmental Education Coordinator

For additional information, please contact Shaun Martineau, OSII by email or call 909.386.2910
 
San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools
Science & Environmental Education
601 North E Street, San Bernardino, CA 92415-0020

 

 

SIM Science and Engineering Fair Student/Parent

SIM Handbook 2019-2020- Click CLICK HERE

Watch the Student Registration Tutorial Video

We have come a long way since a handful of students competed in our first County Science Fair. Now with over 500 students participating, the Science Fair continues to experience tremendous growth, both in participation and sponsorship.

With categories from Behavior Sciences to Physics, the San Bernardino, Inyo and Mono Counties (SIM) Science and Engineering Fair is designed to promote, encourage, showcase and reward the achievements of our students in the various fields of science.

By developing skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, students are laying the groundwork for their future success.

Spreading the excitement of science is a cooperative education effort. Without the help and support of our sponsors, volunteers, parents and teachers, this worthwhile event would not be such a great success. We thank you for your participation and hard work.  We look forward to a fun, successful and educational event.

The Science Fair brings together students, teachers and scientists from around the county to: Develop in students an awareness of the importance of science in their lives and to cultivate students' interest in science; support students' acquisition of scientific knowledge and research skills; extend and reinforce the Science Content Standards for California Public Schools; recognize and reward outstanding achievement in science and motivate students to undertake and complete scientific inquiries in their special areas of interest.

Online Registration (students and/or coordinators)
Friday, November 30, 2019 - Thursday, January 30, 2020
Deadline for registration is Thursday, January 30, 2020 by by 9:00 am

Notification of disqualified projects
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - Friday, February 7, 2020

SIM Science and Engineering Fair
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
San Bernardino Airport
1601 E. Third Street, Suite 100,  San Bernardino, CA 92408

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
Awards Program begins
DoubleTree by Hilton Ontario Airport
222 N. Vineyard Avenue, Ontario, CA 91764

SIM Science and Engineering Fair Awards
Thursday, March 12, 2020
5:00 p.m. Doors open
5:30 p.m.
Awards Program begins
DoubleTree by Hilton Ontario Airport
222 N. Vineyard Avenue, Ontario, CA 91764


State Science Fair
DATE TBD
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OCATION TBD 


 

 

TBD  Science and Environmental Education Coordinator

For additional information, please contact Mrs. Shaun Martineau by email or call 909.386.2910

Located At: 601 North E Street, San Bernardino, CA 92415-0020

 

Please see the SIM Handbook 2019-2020 for any and all questions or clarifications.

SIMSEF Handbook 2018-2019, UPDATED 12-5-18

SIM Science and Engineering Fair Coordinator Resources

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

District Coordinators' Meeting
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools
West End Educational Service Center
8265 Aspen Ave., Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

SIM SEF District/Affiliate Designee's Follow Up Meeting
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Location TBD

Online Registration (code required)
Friday, November 30, 2018 - Thursday, February 28, 2019

Science Fair Summary Sheet & Fee Deadline
$60 per student (not per project)
Friday, March 8, 2018 by 4:00 p.m.

Registration Abstract Review & Safety Screening
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

Notification of disqualified projects
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - Friday, March 8, 2019

County Competition
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Auto Club Speedway
9300 Cherry Avenue, Fontana, CA 92335

Science Fair Project Removal
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Auto Club Speedway
9300 Cherry Avenue, Fontana, CA  92335

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Auto Club Speedway
9300 Cherry Avenue, Fontana, CA 92335

SIMSEF Awards Ceremony
Thursday, April 4, 2019
5:00 p.m. Doors open
5:30 p.m.
Awards Program begins
DoubleTree by Hilton Ontario Airport
222 N. Vineyard Avenue, Ontario, CA 91764

County Gold Winners' Meeting (grades 6-12 only): Immediately Following Awards Ceremony

State Science Fair
April 29 - 30, 2019
California Science Center

 

Mr. Kim Terry,  STEM Coordinator

Mr. Bill Harris,  Science and Environmental Education Coordinator

For additional information, please contact Ms. Shaun Martineau by email or call 909.386.2910

Located At: 601 North E Street, San Bernardino, CA 92415-0020

 

Please see the SIM Handbook 2018-2019 for any and all questions or clarifications.

SIMSEF Handbook 2018-2019, UPDATED 12-5-18

SIM Science and Engineering Fair Volunteer Judges

 

If you have a passion for science and/or engineering, please come and join a team of volunteers to judge elementary, junior high and high school students' science and/or engineering projects. Breakfast and lunch will be included on the day of the event. Training will be given on judging procedures for various different categories on the morning of the event.

SIM Science and Engineering Fair
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Auto Club Speedway
9300 Cherry Avenue, Fontana, CA  92335

Awards Ceremony
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Doors open 5:00 p.m.
Program begins 5:30 p.m.
DoubleTree by Hilton Ontario Airport
222 N. Vineyard Avenue, Ontario, CA 91764
 


*San Bernardino County Schools reserves the right to approve volunteer registrations

 

Mr. Kim Terry,  STEM Coordinator

Mr. Bill Harris,  Science and Environmental Education Coordinator

For additional information, please contact Ms. Shaun Martineau by email or call 909.386.2910

Located At: 601 North E Street, San Bernardino, CA 92415-0020

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