Critical Information for a Successful Registration

If there is a city or county science fair in your area, you must participate in your local competition before advancing to GGSF. If there is no local competition near you, you may apply to compete in GGSF by contacting the Director. Top placing projects move on to the California Science and Engineering Fair, the International Science and Engineering Fair, or Broadcom MASTERS competitions.

Registration Information

Students who are interested in participating in the Golden Gate STEM Fair should have a sponsoring teacher with whom we can communicate. If there is no local city or county science fair that feeds into GGSF, then the sponsoring teacher will need to contact us and get the Project Request Form. The sponsoring teacher should fill out that form and email it back to us. This will allow us to set the project quota for the school, and give us what we need to send registration information. If a school participates in a feeder fair before coming to us, then this is not necessary-registration information will come from the feeder fair.

Registration is done online. Teachers will receive a username and login either from the feeder fair, or from GGSF directly. Teachers will then use our system to generate usernames and passwords for their participating students. When students receive their username and password, they will be able to register through this page. Log in through the Sign In button at the top of the page.

All participating students must register their projects by the final deadline, MONDAY MARCH 2nd.


Placement Awards Projects are initially judged for placement awards on Friday March 13th. Students do not attend. Projects are judged blind on written content and presentation.

Special Awards Students are judged in person on Saturday March 14th for special awards and the new Science Shark awards. Students are to stand near their projects, WITH PROJECT MATERIALS, during the Science Shark Judging Forum from Noon – 2:00pm. All awards are announced at the ceremony.

IMPORTANT: You must complete your Scientific Review Committee form by FEBRUARY 15th. See Forms and Information for details. Scientific Review Committee forms are REQUIRED if your project involves invertebrate or vertebrate animals, human subjects, recombinant DNA, tissue, pathogenic agents, or controlled substances.

ALL participating students should plan on attending the public event on Saturday, March 14th from 10:00am – 4:00 pm. The awards ceremony starts at 2:00 pm.

6th grade students and Group Projects (max 4) are now accepted!

Projects are accepted in the following categories:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Environmental
  • Engineering/Computer Sciences/Mathematics
2020 Golden Gate STEM Fair
Public Event – Saturday, March 14th

Location: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Bay Model
2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965

Registration Deadline: March 2nd

Students participating in the Golden Gate STEM Fair will register under the Login Page of this website. Use the following steps to ensure that you are registered in time and aware of all deadlines and events. Please Contact Us to request late registration.

Participation Checklist

Scientific Review Committee Form

SRC forms must be completed for projects involving invertebrate or vertebrate animals, human subjects, recombinant DNA, tissue, pathogenic agents, or controlled substances. SRC forms must be received by February 15th.

These papers should be filed even though students may not yet know if they are participating in GGSF and even if their projects only involve observation or surveys. The Scientific Review Committee would prefer to screen extra projects instead of disqualifying projects that have not filed papers.

Completed Scientific Review Committee forms can be emailed to or mailed to:

Bill Kingsbury, El Cerrito High, 540 Ashbury Ave., El Cerrito, CA 94530

Win Your Fair or Contact GGSF Director

You will only be able to register to GGSF through your science or mathematics teacher. To do so, you must participate in a local fair or have contacted the GGSF Director.

Now put your best work forward and win your local science fair!

Receive Your Login

GGSF officials will send only your teacher the initial Username and Password. Your teacher must then register their participating students.

Your teacher will then send you your login information. If you do not receive it, contact your teacher before contacting GGSF personnel.

The email will come from : make sure to check any spam or junk folders if you think you have not received your confirmation.

Choose Your Contact Information Wisely

IMPORTANT: When registering your project with GGSF, DO NOT use a student email address that will not accept public emails.

Your email address will be used to contact you in the evening Friday, March 22nd if you are being considered for First Place in your category. Be sure to keep an eye on your email! Students being considered for first place will receive a message with their interview time for the following morning. If you do not have a reliable email address you may use your parent/guardian's, but we prefer students be responsible for themselves.

Make very sure you enter your contact information correctly!

Register Online

You MUST register your project online via the Log In page by Friday, FEBRUARY 28th. Take your time to completely fill our all necessary information.

Look for Confirmation Email

After successfully registering your project, you will receive a confirmation email that contains all information you need to know for judging and the public ceremony.

The email will come from make sure to check any spam or junk folders if you think you have not received your confirmation.

Leave Your Project at the Designated Pick-Up Location

This year GGSF personnel will come to feeder fairs or schools to pick up projects. Students/parents/teachers DO NOT have to drop your project off at the Bay Model Visitor Center.

If you did not participate in a feeder fair, >contact the GGSF Assistant Director for your closest Pick-Up Location.

If totally necessary, you may drop off your project board at the Bay Model Visitor Center on Tuesday March 10th between 2 - 4 pm. If you are doing so, please >contact the GGSF Assistant Director.

Look for the Interview Email

If you are being considered for First Place for your category you will receive an email at the address you registered your project with. Make sure you type it in correctly!

Your Interview Email will tell you at what time your interview will be at the next day at the Bay Model Visitor Center.

All First Place candidates are interviewed by local scientist judges on Saturday, March 14th from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm at the Bay Model Visitor Center in Sausalito. The Awards Ceremony will take place afterwards at 2:00 pm, announcing First through Third Place winners and also the many Special Awards.

The email will come from : make sure to check any spam or junk folders if you think you have not received your confirmation.

Attend the Golden Gate STEM Fair!

The Official  Golden Gate STEM Fair< is located at the Bay Model Visitor Center at 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965.

Timeline for March 14th
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Golden Gate STEM Fair and the Bay Model is open to the public. Come view the amazing projects and engage in activities with local community science groups!
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Student Interviews for First Place candidates.
11:00 am - 12:00pm:
Tour of the tallship Matthew Turner
12:00 - 2:00 pm:
Students are encouraged to stand near their projects with project materials and show off their mad science skills.
2:00 - 3:30 pm
Awards Ceremony!
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Collect your project boards
Collect Your Project Board

Students must collect their project boards after the awards ceremony at 3:30 pm Saturday, March 14th. Any leftover boards from students unable to attend the awards ceremony will be available for pickup at the Bay Model Visitor Center until Friday, March 20th. After that all left projects will be recycled.


  • Your students will be registering for the Golden Gate STEM Fair through YOU!
  • You will receive an email from us with a Username and Password so you can register your students' names.
  • You will receive Usernames and Passwords to distribute to your students.
  • The Log in can be found at the top of the navigation on all pages.


Feeder Fair Directors

  • You will receive login information for the teachers of students who participated in your science fair.
  • We will pick up projects at your designated location on Monday, March 9TH! This is new and we hope it works!
  • We will send you Project Forms to be attached to each corresponding project before they are picked up
  • If students want to edit their projects after your fair, they may do so but being sure to return their project to you before Monday, March 9th.


We welcome individuals and groups to help make this event happen. Individuals may join our Board of Directors, be a judge, or help with many of the roles required to run the science fair. Local science-based community organizations are encouraged to host a table or activity at the Fair to engage participants and visitors on the public event on Saturday, March 23