The annual Synopsys Championship showcases students in the Santa Clara County of California who will become our future scientists, technology experts, engineers, and mathematicians. This regional competition celebrates achievement by middle and high school students supported by their parents, teachers, and schools.
Through the annual Fair competition, hundreds of the area’s students are challenged to go beyond their classroom studies to do independent project-based research. They work independently or in teams to address questions in the fields of Computer Science, Environmental Science, Medicine & Health, Chemistry, Biology, and a half dozen other categories.
The Synopsys Championship is affiliated with the Society for Science, and selects projects which go on to compete and win in other state and national competitions, including the prestigious International Science & Engineering Fair. But whether or not a student wins, every student is celebrated and encouraged by the hundreds of other attending students, parents, teachers, mentors, sponsors, judges, and members of the public.
Students will present in junior (6th – 8th grade) and senior (9th – 12th grade) divisions in multiple areas of study. Fair participants are drawn from public, private, parochial and home-schools in Santa Clara County.
After virtual fairs in 2020, 2021 and 2022, SCVSEFA is proud to announce that the Synopsys Championship will be in-person in 2023.
There were no Awards Ceremonies in 2022, but SCVSEFA posted the 2022 Synopsys Championship winners online in March 2022 and have added the winners from Regeneron ISEF, the California Science & Engineering Fair and the Broadcom MASTERS nominees and winners.