A Progressive Science Competition for Grades 7 - 12
The Golden Gate STEM Fair (GGSF) is a new nonprofit organization that has replaced the previously active San Francisco Bay Area Science Fair. GGSF operates as a part of an extended science competition pathway that begins with science fairs at individual junior and senior high schools. Top placing students’ projects at those schools move ahead sequentially to city, county and eventually the regional GGSF. Winners from the GGSF are eligible to compete at either the California State Science Fair or the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). Almost 50,000 seventh through twelfth grade students from six San Francisco Bay Area counties participate in this progressive competition, 300 of those students compete at GGSF.
The Golden Gate STEM Fair currently serves the following counties:
San Mateo, San Francisco, Marin, Napa, Sonoma, Solano, and West Contra Costa.
GGSF is not simply a competition, but a science celebration that recognizes projects completed by our community's bright and curious young minds. We provide all entrants an equal opportunity to excel based solely upon their thorough scientific research.
Dear SFBASF Community:
We are working very hard to bring SFBASF back under the new name, Golden Gate STEM Fair. We have had to reincorporate, and that process in not formally completed. We are confident'; however, that we will be operational again this year. Our unconfirmed Fair date is the week of March 19, 2018. We will publish a more detailed schedule when we have confirmation of the date.
Marcus Wojtkowiak, Randall Museum Science Program Coordinator and SF Middle School Science Fair Coordinator, has assumed the role as Executive Director and is in the process of rebuilding the team. Bob Fabini will continue to be the GGSF Assistant Director to ensure that future operations run smoothly in this transition. There are plans in place to not only reinstate the Bay Area Science Fair for 2018, but to expand the Science Fair festival to celebrate our young scientists’ work and showcase contemporary technology and research.
We have created a new Board of Directors, but we still could use help from the Bay Area science community in the rebuilding effort. If you or any colleague is interested in joining the GGSF operating committee, if you can help facilitate financial support, or if you just want to offer your time as a part of the team, please contact Marcus at marcus.wojtkowiak at gmail.com. The SFBASF has had a positive impact on hundreds of students every year and thousands of students compete in their local areas in order to participate in it. Please help us continue to encourage science learning and enable career paths for our diverse community of future scientists.
- Marcus Wojtkowiak, Executive Director, GGSF
- Bob Fabini, Assistant Director, GGSF
Registration information will be sent out to feeder fair schools when available. Once you have sent in your entry form request, you will receive registration information from us via email. If your 7th through 12th grade students come to GGSF via Marin, San Mateo, Randall, Oakland Diocese, or West Contra Costa Science Fairs, you do not need to request registration materials. They will come from the feeder fair. Each participating student will register with a password we supply to sponsoring teachers. Students from counties not mentioned above are not eligible to participate in GGSF.
Sponsoring teachers who would like to request registration materials may do so here.
This is only necessary if your students do not come through a feeder fair.