- Creating a sustainable water supply
- Protecting public health and the environment
- Engineering the infrastructure of tomorrow
The water industry offers a world of opportunity to students interested in science, engineering, and technology. And there’s no better way to get started than by participating in the science and engineering fairs held annually in Alameda County and Contra Costa County. Students in 6th through 12th grades do original hands-on research and compete for local recognition, plus the opportunity to move on to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
Students also compete for a wide range of special awards in specific disciplines, including the Excellence in Water, Wastewater or Recycled Water Research Awards. Sponsored by 22 water and wastewater agencies in the East Bay, the awards recognize outstanding student projects related to water, wastewater or recycled water.
Scientists and engineers judge the projects, giving students the chance to meet and talk with working professionals in the water industry. Winners and their teachers receive cash awards and recognition at the fair and in their local community. View 2020 award winners.
Science Fair Information for Students, Teachers, and Parents
Visit the fair websites for complete information on how to participate.
Students do not apply separately for special awards. Projects related to water, wastewater, and recycled water are automatically considered for the Excellence in Water, Wastewater or Recycled Water Research Awards during fair judging.