OCSEF Research and Design Academy Registration

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

1October 2, 2021 Choosing a Topic
2October 9, 2021Online Research – Sources
3October 16, 2021Experimental Design – Identifying Variables
Ask a Scientist/Engineer Sessions between Session 3 and Session 4
4November 13, 2021 Organizing Data
6November 20, 2021 Data Analysis and Conclusions
7December 4, 2021Project 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.