2024 Kern County Regional Science Fair Results Announced

Tuesday March 12, 2024

Approximately 540 4th through 12th grade students took part in Kern County’s 36th annual Regional Science Fair, which took place at the Mechanics Bank Convention Center today. There were over 486 projects in all. The annual event is the culmination of months of hard work for students who rose through their school and district ranks for a chance to showcase their science projects and compete at the county level.

First place finishers in middle school and first place finishers in high school are eligible to compete in the 74th annual California Science Fair to be held virtually on April 16.

Two projects from the high school division will represent Kern County in the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) to be held in Los Angeles, on May 12-17.  1,800 students worldwide earn the right to compete for nearly $5 million in awards and scholarships. This year’s Kern County representatives are Cade Nahama from Bakersfield High School and Ishmeet Singh from Stockdale High School.  

The following are the results in each category:


Cade Nahama from Bakersfield High School is one of two students chosen to represent Kern County in the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) to be held in Los Angeles, on May 12-17.

Thank you to all of our scoring judges who volunteered their time.

The Kern County Science Fair is administered by Kern County Superintendent of Schools with primary sponsorship provided by Aera Energy LLC. Additional sponsorship and support is offered by Chevron North America Exploration and Production, Lockheed Martin, California Resources Corporation, Kern County Science Foundation, American Chemical Society – Mojave Desert Section, Berry Petroleum Company, Grimmway Enterprises and American Petroleum Institute San Joaquin Chapter.

By Robert Meszaros

By Robert Meszaros

Rob Meszaros is Director of Communications for the Kern County Superintendent of Schools, where he has served since 2012. In his role, Meszaros oversees media relations, internal and external communication strategies, publications, Marcom, branding, and multi-media content creation. Before joining KCSOS, Meszaros was the PIO for CSU Bakersfield and earlier worked for seven years at The Bakersfield Californian.