Science Alliance

Thank you for your interest in the Science Alliance program. We have reached our capacity limit and registration is now Closed for the 2022-2023 Science Alliance program.

Registration opens on Tuesday, September 20 at 7 pm. 

Click on the appropriate icon below to register for your feeder High School's Science Alliance.


We are getting ready to launch the 2022-2023 Science Alliance program in September.  As in the past, buddies and mentors will meet one Monday a month for 6 months at the buddy's feeder high school, and the program will culminate with a Science Fair in April. Please check back later to learn when our Parent Information nights will be held. 

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Information for 2022/2023 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.

There will be a parent meeting at each of the four comprehensive high schools on Tuesday, September 13 at 7 pm. Stay tuned for more information!

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

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 20, 2022, at 7 pm

If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]


Thank you to all the 5th graders who participated in this year’s SRVEF Science Alliance program. We had 192 5th graders who registered across the district and over 192 high school mentors together with Science Alliance club officers who made the program possible.

Thank you to our 2022 Science Fair sponsor PG&E.

We are pleased to announce the 2021-2022 Science Fair winners:

First Place Winner:

Jainil Trivedi - Portable, Low Cost Water Purification system using UV LED Lights

Second Place Winner:

Holden Knipmeyer - Can A Wood Roof Be Made Wildfire Safe?

Third Place Winner:

Renzo Magna - How Do YOU Build the Strongest Electromagnet?

Honorable Mention:

Madeline Tran - Fermentation Frenzy


Jordon Lee - Fricticon
Vanshika Mishra - The Disappearing Act
Pragnay Agrawal - The Balloon Race
Ashveer Grewal - Learning about Light
Dominic Nijjar - The Effect of Different Materials on Wifi Signal Strength
Neharika Rajesh - What should you drink?
Ashwin Shekhar - Maximizing Solar Power
Shohom Mukhopadhyay - EnginAIRing New Ways to Travel
Faith Gironella - Effects of Household Products on Softening Hard Water
Taylor Mok - Warm and Cold Colors


A big Thank You to our Science Alliance advisors:

  • Minu Basu
  • Shirley Darroch
  • Bryan Jensen
  • Matthew Robison
  • Oliver Tuggle
  • Lakshmi Warrier

Thank you to our Science Fair sponsor



High School Science Alliance Clubs

California High School
Dougherty Valley High School
Monte Vista High School
San Ramon Valley High School
View the parent night slide deck below.

2020/21 Winners

First Place Winner:

Madison Tom - Protecting you from the plume

Second Place Winner:

Dylan Tambuwun - Water Desalination

Third Place Winner:

Jacob Roytfeld - Rubber-Band Rocket


Mariana Bron - How Soil Affects Cosmo Growth
Akhil Chaudhari -Safe & Sound Crash Defense
Shaurya Chavan - Jumbo Crystals
Kayleigh Fong - Distance Through the Sky
Nikhil Gujral - Veggie Power!
Smayna Kasibhotla - Solar Powered Water Heater
Yusef Keen - Completing a Roller Coaster Loop
Rithika Kiran Sreepriya - Get Stained!
Joel Minocha - How Long a Car Can Be Powered by Solar Energy!
Julien Natzinger - Bristlebot Race
Caleb Planas - What Are the Effects of Food When Left Out In the Environment
Mitul Praasanth - Aerodynamics of a Disc
Arhaan Reddy - The Aeronautic Airmobile
Jonah Russell - The Jar That Sparked It All
Ayush Sarkar - Magnet Mouth
Jackson Shackelford - Static Electricity Conductors
Sidney Wang - That's The Way I Roll!