College of Science

CSUMB Hosts 2017 Monterey County Science and Engineering Fair

Water Award Trophy
Photo courtesy of Carol Reeb

The 2017 Monterey County Science & Engineering Fair took place on Saturday March 11, where future scientists, technology experts, engineers, and mathematicians gathered to showcase their projects. This annual competition celebrates achievements of middle and high school students that have been supported by their parents, teachers, and schools. Through the competition, hundreds of Monterey County students are challenged to go beyond their classroom studies to do independent project-based research. The students work independently or in teams to address questions in disciplines including environmental science,computer science, health and medicine, chemistry, and biology. The Monterey County Science & Engineering Fair a collaborative effort sponsored by the Monterey County Office of Education, the Naval Postgraduate School, California State University Monterey Bay, and many other community partners. The fair is also affiliated with the Society for Science & the Public, and selects projects which go on to compete in other state and national competitions, including the prestigious Intel International Science & Engineering Fair. Every student is celebrated and encouraged by the hundreds of other attending students, parents, teachers, mentors, sponsors, judges, and members of the public.