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Have you ever wished someone would come up with a better way to help earthquake victims, fight oil spills, or purify drinking water? Last year, high school students in King and Snohomish Counties set out to address these problems and many others through science and engineering research projects.  These students made incredible discoveries and went on to win prizes and recognition in the Washington State Science & Engineering Fair, the NWABR Student BioExpo, the Stockholm Junior Water Prize Competition, the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair, and more!

Success stories like these are possible because of the Central Sound Regional Science & Engineering Fair. The fair offers a forum to display the best student-led research in the most populous and high-tech areas in Washington State. The CSRSEF stimulates scientific curiosity, encourages exploration of big ideas, and makes the hard work of scientific research more understandable and engaging. Some of these award-winners may grow up to be scientists or engineers, but all CSRSEF participants learn about how science works.

But the Central Sound Science & Engineering Fair is only possible because of donors and supporters like you.

Running the fair requires resources—lots of resources. The CSRSEF region serves an area that consists of more than 200 high schools and hundreds of thousands of students. Your gift is vital to the fair, providing student awards and supporting teacher education programs to enhance students’ science project experiences.

High Impact

With your help, we will be able to achieve the following:

  • Hundreds of community members will be exposed to the work of high schoolers in the region, the mentoring influence of the judging process, and a collegiately competitive experience.
  • One additional student will have the opportunity to attend and compete in the Intel International Science Fair, the largest annual pre-college science competition in the world.
  • Schools around the region and the state will have access to materials and collaborative resources to improve science education by developing or enhancing their science fair programs.


Your gift allows us to make the CSRSEF a reality, and your gift is tax deductible.  All donations are processed through the Bellevue College Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. To support SAMI with dollars, please donate to the Bellevue College Foundation. Under the “Designation” drop-down menu, please select “Science Fair” to have the money support our programs. Thanks!

Matching Gifts

Matching gifts are an excellent way to double or even triple the value of your gift. Simply check with your employer to see if they are one of the 200 or more area companies that match charitable gifts by their employees. Usually, it only takes a simple form obtained from your company’s personnel office. Fill it out, mail it to us, and we’ll take care of the rest. And you will be credited with the value of your gift plus your company’s match!

Thank you!

We appreciate your support for the Central Sound Regional Science & Engineering Fair!

Last Updated October 4, 2018