Students & Teachers

Advisors - REGISTER STUDENTS HERE (Deadline Feb 9th)


2024 Science Fair Timeline

 ISEF Paperwork Deadline (PLEASE REVIEW INSTRUCTIONS BELOW)   March 8, 2024
 Science Fair Registration Opens   January 5, 2024
 Science Fair Registration Closed (Fee/Permission Form Due)*   February 9, 2024 by 4PM
 Project Poster and Report Must be Complete/Dropped Off at VCOE   March 20, 2024 | 12PM - 5PM
 Science Fair Public Viewing Day   March 21, 2024 | 8AM - 5PM
 Science Fair Event Day (Interview and Judging)   March 22, 2024 | 9AM - 12:30PM
 Science Fair Awards Ceremony   March 25, 2024 | 5pm - 7:30PM


The Science Fair is open to Ventura County students in grades 6th-12th

There is a $10 fee per student

Welcome Future Scientists and Engineers!

For information about the Ventura County Science Fair, please contact Andrea Rubin at or Jennifer Gorin at 

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

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. Schools must create their own local SRC/IRB. Please contact Andrea Rubin, at with questions regarding this.

2. Review the ISEF Rules and Guidelines

3. Complete the Society for Science Rules Wizard

4. Complete all forms listed in the Rules Wizard Summary with appropriate signatures and approvals.

Completed ISEF paperwork must be emailed to Andrea Rubin - by March 8, 2024


Please review this video tutorial about Bringing Student Projects into ISEF Compliance


Video slideshow available here.



Science Fair Rulebook 2024

2024 Permission Form - English

2024 Permission Form - Spanish

Sample Science Poster

Sample Engineer Poster