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Science Alliance


Information for 2021/2022 School Year

In order for your student to participate in the Science Alliance Program, please attend one of our onsite parent meetings OR the virtual parent meeting.

Monday, September 13, 2021, at 7 pm - Onsite Parent Meetings (masks are required).

  • California High School
  • Dougherty Valley High School library
  • Monte Vista High School library
  • San Ramon Valley High School Commons

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 7 pm - Virtual Parent Meeting 

Click on the appropriate icon below to register for your feeder High School's Science Alliance.
Registration will open on September 22, 2021, at 7 pm


Science Alliance is an after-school program available in all SRVUSD high schools created to pair curious and motivated fifth grade students (buddies) with high school students (mentors).  The mentor will encourage and guide their buddy on a journey of science and methodical inquiry, under the careful guidance of a credentialed teacher at one of the high schools.  Science Alliance helps prepare the fifth graders for middle school lab science and teaches positive role-modeling skills to high school mentors. 
The year-long journey includes six buddy-mentor meetings, interesting lessons and learning opportunities.  The program concludes with a district-wide science fair to be held in March where buddies share the project that they worked on throughout the program.  The program has been widely recognized as helping to prepare both fifth graders and high school students for future success.

Registration will open on September 22, 2021, at 7 pm

If you have any questions, please contact us at ScienceAlliance@srvef.org

Thank you to all the 5th graders who participated in this year’s SRVEF Science Alliance program. We had 140 5th graders who registered across the district and over 140 high school mentors together with Science Alliance club officers who made the program possible.

Thank you to our 2021 Science Fair sponsor Chevron

We are pleased to announce the 2020-2021 Virtual Science Fair winners:

First Place Winner:

Madison Tom - Protecting you from the plume!

Second Place Winner:

Dylan Tambuwun - Water Desalination 

Third Place Winner:

Jacob Roytfeld - Rubberband Rocket


Akhil Chaudhari - Safe & Sound Crash Defense
Shaurya Chavan - Jumbo Crystals
Kayleigh Fong - Distance Through the Sky
Nikhil Gujral - Veggie Power!
Rithika Kiran Sreepriya - Get Stained!
Julien Natzinger - Bristlebot race
Mitul Praasanth - Aerodynamics of a Disc
Ayush Sarkar - Magnet Mouth
Jackson Shackelford - Static Electricity Conductors


We appreciate the support of our Science Fair judges:

  • Gary Alpert
  • Jim Felton
  • Jean Kuznik
  • Denise Clemetson Stephens
  • Sri Sundar
  • Donna Yokomizo

A big Thank You to our Science Alliance advisors:

  • Minu Basu
  • Shirley Darroch
  • Karen Dennis
  • Bryan Jensen
  • Matthew Robison

High School Science Alliance Clubs

California High School
Dougherty Valley High School
Monte Vista High School
San Ramon Valley High School

Science Alliance Presentation

2019/20 Winners

First Place Winners:

Sharanya Roy - Sight vs. Sound
Samraat Chauhan - Awesome Rockets!!

Second Place Winners:

Sachika Kamath - CUBEIT
Sahaana Vasudevan - Soil Erosion in Action

Third Place Winners:

Moksha Pedaballi - Lights and Heights
Ayaan Krishnan - Various liquids vs pH of pond water


Deen Kapadia - Rolling Sky
Trevor Lee - The Sun's Energy Varies Depending on the Time of Day
Shaurya Chauhan - What is the best way to keep cut flowers fresh?
Aditi Vinapamula - When Plants Feed Plants
Aman Katepally - The Elements Of Football
Aashvi Singh - Vitamin C of Oranges in Different Temperature Conditions

Honorable Mentions:

Vishal Krishnaraj - Effects of different liquids on plant growth
Varun Bidhurakanthu - Plant Power
Abby Lau - Which Liquid Makes the Gummy Bears Grow the Biggest?
Michael Myint - What makes your car go?
Nicholas Huang - Light It Up
Arya Mapara - How Salty To Be!
Max Burgess - Does Soda Affect How High a Water Rocket Flies
Kaitlyn Chew - Sweet Science
Kai Grondona - Do Plant's Roots Grow Toward the Sound of Water
Anika Prasad - Does water temperature affect Jell-O?
Jake Kwok - Does the surface of a rubber band car’s track affect its speed?
Jeyavanth Subhash - There is Acid in the Rain!