OCSEF Research and Design Academy Registration

The OCSEF Academy is a virtual series of eight, weekly workshops designed to guide students to complete a research or engineering project and enter it into the 2021 Orange County Science and Engineering Fair.  It is provided free of cost to Orange County students in 6th to 12th grade.

Academy 101 is for students with no prior science/engineering fair experience.  Academy 201 is for students who have previously conducted a science or engineering fair project. 

Orange County Science and Engineering Fair
Research and Design Academy

Each session meets Saturday, 4 pm to 5:30 pm

1September 26, 2020Introduction to Research and Engineering Design
2October 3, 2020Background Research to Formulate a Problem
3October 10, 2020Formulate Question – Hypothesis (for Science)/Solution (for Engineering Design)
4October 17, 2020Develop Research/ Design Plan and Materials List
5October 24, 2020Research: Data Collection; Test and Modify Design
6November 7, 2020Data Analysis; Validity/ Reliability; Types of Data Analysis
7November 14, 2020How to Develop a Quality Presentation
8November 21, 2020Tips on Meeting with Judges

Each workshop will consist of formal introduction to the weekly topic with ample time for individual assistance in breakout sessions.

* Schedule for Academy 101.  Academy 201 schedule follows a similar track but may be adjusted based on student needs.