The OCSEF Academy is a virtual series of six, weekly workshops designed to guide students to complete a research or engineering project and enter it into the 2022 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||October 2, 2021||Choosing a Topic|
|2||October 9, 2021||Online Research – Sources|
|3||October 16, 2021||Experimental Design – Identifying Variables|
|Ask a Scientist/Engineer Sessions between Session 3 and Session 4|
|4||November 13, 2021||Organizing Data|
|6||November 20, 2021||Data Analysis and Conclusions|
|7||December 4, 2021||Project Presentation|
Each workshop will consist of formal introduction to the weekly topic with ample time for individual assistance in breakout sessions.
* Schedule for Academy 201. Academy 101 schedule follows a similar track but may be adjusted based on student needs.
Each workshop is divided into Content Sessions and small Breakout Rooms. Mentors (Scientists, Teachers, STEM Industry Experts) will work with students in the Breakout Rooms to reinforce the content and to answer questions about their projects.
OCSEF will host “Ask a Scientist/Engineer” opportunities between Session 3 and Session 4 and after Session 6 for Academy students to get additional help and answers to their questions.
Please CLICK HERE to sign up for the 2021 Research and Engineering Design Academy.