Imperial County Science Fair

Science Fair Logo

We are excited to announce that the 2017-2018 Imperial County Science Fair will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at the IV Expo, Casa de Mañana Bldg. (200 E. 2nd St. Imperial, CA.)!  Please join us for an informational meeting on Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 4:00 P.M.-6:00 P.M. in room FLC-B here at ICOE.

Click here for the 2018 Imperial County Science Fair Save the Date Flyer.

Click here to view photos from:  2017 Science Fair

Important Dates:


Item Due


Intent to Participate Form (one per school)


$150 check payable to Imperial County Office of Education - Science Fair (one per school)


Student Permission Slip (one per participating student)


Project guidelines will be from the Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair. Imperial County students will be eligible to enter the Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair which will be held March 13-March 18, 2018 at the Balboa Park Activity Center in San Diego.

Deadlines & Fees

There is a $150.00 fee per participating school to cover costs. If you are interested in participating in the Imperial County Science Fair, please fill out and fax the Intent to Participate Form in the Forms & Guidelines section below on or before Friday, October 13, 2017 to (760) 312-6565.

Student Permission Slips to enter the Imperial County Science Fair must be received on or before Monday, December 11, 2017.  Student Permission Slips may be delivered to John Lazarcik at ICOE, 1398 Sperber Road, El Centro, or sent through inter-district mail. The deadline will be strictly observed. Student Permission Slips received after the deadline will not be accepted. For questions or concerns, please contact John Lazarcik via email at or (760) 312-6225.

Forms & Guidelines

All student projects that participate in the Imperial County Science Fair will be eligible for GSDSEF screening. No other projects will be accpeted for GSDSEF screening. Screeners are no longer attending local screening fairs. Teachers and students will email projects to GSDSEF for screening. Recommended students will receive an invitiation to particpate in the GSDSEF via email that will include instructions for how to apply online to the fair. Those students not invited to apply will receive a "thanks, try again next year" email. Please see the GSDSEF Screening Process in the Guidelines section below for more information. 



External Links