Today isWelcome to the San Francisco Bay Area Science Fair Web Site. Note that we will be doing registration online this year. Once you have sent in your entry form request, you will receive registration information from us via email. If your 7th through 12th grade students come to SFBASF via Marin, San Mateo, Randall, Oakland Diocese, or West Contra Costa Science Fairs, you do not need to request registration materials. They will come from the feeder fair. Each participating student will register with a password we supply to sponsoring teachers. Students from counties not mentioned above are not eligible to participate in SFBASF.
An Important Message to the Science community of the San Francisco Bay Area:
Since 1953, students from the Bay Area have been participating in the San Francisco Bay Area Science Fair. SFBASF Executive Director (Greta Dahlke, 48 years with the Fair) and Assistant Director (Robert Fabini, 30 years with the Fair ) are planning to retire from Science Fair over the next 2 years. We intend that 2016 will be the last Science Fair that we run. We are looking for new blood to take over the SFBASF in accordance with this timeline.
We have compiled an outline of the various responsibilities in a way that could be easily divided between several individuals, depending on the level of responsibility each person is willing to take on. These are not volunteer positions—there is compensation available to be divided between these administrative positions. For the past 20 years or so, most the tasks have been done by the two of us with some assistance from others on specific tasks. It is our recommendation that these responsibilities be spread among a larger team than we currently have.
This is a chance for a group of energetic and innovative people to have a huge impact on Bay Area science education, while working with some of the most amazing students and teachers in California. This is a perfect opportunity for young teachers to establish themselves in the Bay Area science community.
We are hoping to have folks shadow us this year, and then mentor the new team in 2016, so they will be ready to take over in 2017.
We would appreciate your help in identifying possible candidates by passing along this message. We would be happy to talk with any interested parties at their earliest convenience.
The best way to reach us is as follows:
Greta Dahlke, Executive Director: gama944 AT yahoo.com
Bob Fabini, Assistant Director: sfbasf AT gmail.com
Learn more about how the science fair works: