Dear Students, Parents, Teachers/Advisors, Judges, and Volunteers:

There is no higher priority to our Orange County Science & Engineering Fair (OCSEF) team than the Safety of our Students, Volunteers, Judges, Parents, Teachers, Advisors and Community.  We have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 status here in Orange County.  Out of concern for the health of all involved, we made the following decisions regarding the 2020 Orange County Science & Engineering Fair.

  • The 2020 OCSEF will be run as a VIRTUAL (Internet-based) Fair, not face-to-face.
  • The Awards Assembly at the OC Fair & Event Center has been cancelled.
  • The OCSEF STEAM Showcase has been cancelled.
  • Please Do NOT go to the OC Fair & Event Center on March 24-26, 2020.

This was indeed a very difficult and challenging decision for us to make.  We consulted public health officials, medical doctors, various organizations, industry leaders and school advisors to guide us in our decision-making process.  We are very sorry for any inconvenience this causes for our participants.  In lieu of cancelling the OCSEF 2020, our fair directors have decided to host the fair virtually this year.

Pictures of your poster board and a 1 to 3 minutes video will be needed to judge student projects virtually.  Please stay tuned for more details on our virtual fair.

Kind Regards,
Prasanthi Sathyaprakash
Orange County Science & Engineering Fair


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