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The South Valley Science and Engineering Fair has been rescheduled for May 4, 2023, with final registration FOR ALL MORGAN HILL, GILROY, AND SAN MARTIN 5TH-8TH GRADERS now due March 15, 2023. 
ALL PROJECTS REQUIRE REVIEW (SRC); read the UNACCEPTABLE PROJECTS page BEFORE entering your project, verify you have complied, then click here to register. For help or general questions, contact us here


2023 SVSEF Mentoring Days - January 14, February 5, March-April: TBD

Did SRC tell you it's not safe to do your project at home? Or are you stuck or just need project help? Come to one of our mentoring days at Anaerobe Systems, 15906 Concord Circle, Morgan Hill, for consultation with one of our subject area specialists and/or to work on your project.

All students attending should have registered their projects prior to signing up for this opportunity. You may either drop in or stay the entire session. A parent or parent designee must accompany each student attending. Please preregister so we can make sure there is enough space and mentors for all students attending. For questions or pre-registration, contact our fair manager here



Want to learn more about SVSEI, especially our STEM fair, SVSEF?

Click here for our fair manager's interview on the Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce Quick 5 podcast. (Click here for more details on the reference example dominos science experiment.) And click here for her recent Morgan Hill Life (here for Gilroy Life) interviews about SVSEF.

How does SVSEF differ from the county competition, the Synopsys Championship?

Click here to download the virtual clinic presentation.



November 4, 2022 - Application opens for 2023 South Valley Science and Engineering Fair

November 7- Virtual Synopsys Championship student clinic, 6:30PM

November 22- FINAL deadline for all Synopsys Championship projects needing SRC/IRB

December 11- SVSEF Information and Resource Session, noon, Anaerobe Systems

December 16 - STEM Night at Live Oak High School

January 14, 2023 - SVSEF Workday #1, 9AM-1PM, Anaerobe Systems (pre-registration required)

January 15- SVSEF EARLY Registration closes 

January 17 - FINAL deadline for all Synopsys Championship applications

February 5 -SVSEF Mentoring Day #2, 9AM-1PM, Anaerobe Systems (addition February dates may be added; pre-registration required)

March 8-9 - Synopsys Championship

March 15 -SVSEF  FINAL Registration closes 

March - SVSEF Mentoring Day #3, 9AM-1PM, Anaerobe Systems (pre-registration required)

April-SVSEF Mentoring Day #4, 9AM-1PM, Anaerobe Systems (pre-registration required)

April 29- SVSEF Board Prep/Mentoring Day #5

May 3 - SVSEF student project check-in at Live Oak High School Gym, 4-8 PM (exact day is tentative, but event will be held in early May)

May 4- SVSEF student judging at Live Oak High School Gym, 3:30-5:30 PM (see previous note)

May 4- SVSEF student (light) dinner, voting for People's Choice Award (see previous note)

May 4- Live Oak Gym opens to public, 6 PM (see previous note)

May 4 - SVSEF award ceremony, 6:15-6:45 PM (see previous note)



To promote youth engagement in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) through both community outreach and by providing a safe, inclusive STEM competition for 5th-8th grade students in Morgan Hill, Gilroy, and San Martin.


The 2023 South Valley Science and Engineering Fair will be held May 5, 2023, at Live Oak High School, 1505 E. Main Ave., Morgan Hill, CA, 95037. 

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