Science Alliance

Science Alliance Presentation

Thank You to Our 2023/24

Science Alliance Sponsor!

Science Alliance is an after-school program available in all SRVUSD high schools created to pair curious and motivated 5th grade students (buddies) with high school students (mentors).

Mentors encourage and guide their buddy on a journey of science and methodical inquiry under the guidance of a credentialed teacher at one of the high schools. 

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 on April 13, 2024, where buddies share the project that they worked on throughout the program. The program has been widely recognized as helping to prepare the 5th graders for middle school lab science and teaches positive role-modeling skills to high school mentors. 

Thank you for your interest in the Science Alliance program. We have reached our capacity limit and registration is now closed for the 2023-2024 Science Alliance program.

The Science Alliance program runs from October through April. 5th grade students will receive information through their elementary schools in late August. A parent meeting will be held in September a week before registration opens. Meetings will start in early October.

For more information, please contact us at [email protected]

We are pleased to announce the 2022-2023 Science Fair winners:

First Place Winner:

Pranav Thottempudi – Rusting Rate Based on pH Levels

Second Place Winner:

Alexa Feldman – Does It Matter If You Forget An Ingredient While Baking Cookies?

Third Place Winner:

Laasya Madhav – Borax Crystals


Honorable Mention:

Pranav Warrier – Designing Solar Powered Planes


Aayush Anand – Sparkling Gems
Soren Bjaanes-Kwan – Flying beans
Yahvi Dhawan – Plastic Bottle Rocket
Emily Eddy – Boba Spherification
Hanalei Epstein – Elephant Toothpaste: Baking Soda Volcano 2.0
Rylee Huynh – How does an egg float in salt water?
Darren Kumar – Glitter BOOM Bomb
Kadence Lai – Bath Bomb Science

A big Thank You to our Science Alliance advisors:

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