News Release

February 27, 2014

County Science Fair slated for March 7

More than 120 students from across the county will share a day of competition and camaraderie on Friday, March 7, at the 59th annual Santa Barbara County Science Fair.

The exhibits by junior high and senior high students from across the county will be open for public viewing in UCSB’s Corwin Pavilion from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., when the awards ceremony begins. Volunteer judges spend the morning of the fair interviewing the student-scientists about their work to determine the winners in various categories. At stake is more than $3,000 in prizes as well as advancement to the California State Science Fair on April 28-29.

In addition to the competition, students will get to see and touch cutting-edge research as they participate in a Science Expo presented by the California Nanosystems Institute.

The Santa Barbara County Science Fair is organized by a volunteer committee and coordinated in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Education Office (SBCEO). Members of the committee are individuals and representatives of businesses and community groups who are dedicated to raising the profile and quality of science education in the county. The fair is supported by local organizations, including generous donations from the University of California, Raytheon, and the Santa Barbara Science and Engineering Council.

For more information, go to or send email to Science Fair President Shea Lovan at