California State Science Fair

Chair Susan Kromka

The California State Science Fair is a competition for students in grades 6-12 who have earned the chance to participate by winning awards in their local science fair. Beginning in 2001, on the 50th Anniversary of the fair, LA5 began a 3-year commitment of over $150,000 to this annual event held at the California Science Center.

LA5 worked with the Trustees of the California Science Center, the Muses of the California State Science Center, the Science Fair judges and Science Center staff. The goals accomplished included:

  • Improving the experience of participating students during the fair
  • Increasing fair awareness to our members, other Rotary Clubs in Southern California and the local business community increasing the value of new student awards and recognition
  • Volunteer support and information


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Project Chair Susan Kromka checks the 2003 display of Christine Haas, who won Junior Category Project of the Year in 2002.