Welcome Future Scientists and Engineers!

For information about the Ventura County Science Fair, please contact Andrea Rubin at arubin@vcoe.org or Jennifer Gorin at jgorin@vcoe.org 

Do you ask yourself, 'Why' and 'How'? Do you like to take things apart to see how they work? Want to learn how to get the answers you seek?

By participating in Science Fair, you will learn the scientific and engineering processes used to answer the questions you have and solve the problems that you are interested in. You will use mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry, etc... and have so much fun doing it, you won't even realize your learning! Best of all, you get to choose the question or problem that you want to work on.

I invite you to become part of a program that will provide you with the tools and processes to look at the world in a completely different way. I invite you to have a lot of fun while learning something amazing about the world and yourself.


International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) Eligibility: Deadline to Submit ISEF Paperwork to Andrea Rubin is TBD

Students that would like to be eligible for the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) after competing in the Ventura County Regional Science Fair must do the following before beginning their project:

  1. Review the ISEF Rules and Guidelines here: https://www.societyforscience.org/isef/international-rules/
  2. Complete the Society for Science Rules Wizard here: https://ruleswizard.societyforscience.org/

 3. Complete all forms listed in the Rules Wizard Summary with appropriate signatures and approvals. Sample Forms here: https://www.societyforscience.org/isef/2021-resources/ 

 4. For projects that require review by an SRC/IRB prior to beginning, please contact Andrea Rubin at:

  • (805) 437-1501
  • arubin@vcoe.org 
Event Schedule Tentative Dates:
ISEF Paperwork Deadline:   December 1st                                   
Registration opens:   September 26th
Registration Deadline:   February 10th
Permission Form and Payment Due:   February 10th
Project Presentation:   March 24th