Golden Gate STEM Fair

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 STEM Fair Students Working 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, West Contra Costa, and Mendocino Counties GGSF is not simply a competition, but a science celebration that recognizes projects completed by our community’s bright and curious young minds. They provide all entrants an equal opportunity to excel based solely upon their thorough scientific research.