UCI School of Education Highlights OCSEF’s Mentor Match

University of California, Irvine (UCI) School of Education has highlighted OCSEF Mentor Match as one of their CalTeach programs, which allows undergraduates majoring in a STEM field to earn both their bachelor’s degree and a teaching credential in four years. “It is an honor for the UCI CalTeach Program to partner with the OCSEF Mentor

Top 5 Reasons To Do A Science Fair Project

Could there be a better time to do your science project than during COVID?! While you’re stuck at home, it may be a good time to think about an exciting STEM project that you can focus on while we all wait for the vaccine. Registration for the 2021 Orange County Science & Engineering Fair opens

OCSEF Virtual Teacher Workshops

A FREE online, interactive professional learning workshop for teachers and educators that will walk you through the steps of research project design, its alignment with NGSS, and support for your students entering the Orange County Science and Engineering Fair. Improve the quality of experimental design and get tips on how to start students on research

OCSEF Research and Engineering Design Academy

A FREE, virtual series of workshops designed to guide students to complete a research or engineering project and enter it into the 2021 Orange County Science and Engineering Fair. SIGN UP Each workshop will begin with a general discussion ofthe week’s topic followed by small breakout sessions with mentors for further discussion and practice and


If a teenage student uses Therabot, a self-guided virtual therapy computer application, will their stress and anxiety levels decrease? By: Arietta G.Year: 2020School: Carden HallTeacher: Miss Veneziale In this project, I was curious to see if a self-guided virtual therapy computer application would help to decrease the stress and anxiety levels of teenagers. I started by creating an

Combating Cyberbullying and Toxicity by Teaching AI to Use Linguistic Insights from Human Interactions in Social Media.

By: Arjun N.Year: 2020School: University High SchoolAdvisor: Tim Smay ying in online forums have only grown. AI-driven algorithms deployed to moderate and reduce hateful content often exhibit bias, associating racial, gender, and other identity terms with toxicity and unduly censoring productive discussions. The censorship undermines trust and deters users that use these terms in genuine

Virtual ACS Kids Zone: A Presidential Outreach Event

Fall 2020 Virtual National Meeting & Expo, Saturday, August 15 Register Explore the wonders of chemistry with the virtual Kids Zone science event featuring Miss Camille Schrier — Miss America 2020 — and more distinguished guests. Host Bibiana Campos Seijo, Editor-in-Chief of Chemical & Engineering News, will lead viewers through four different virtual hands-on activities conducted