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