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Submitting A Project: Tutorial Video

In the Project Description section you’ll be asked to provide a brief description of your project and to include your procedures and what to specify what material or equipment did you use. Here’s a tutorial video on how to fill out this section:

Disposable Face Masks Filter Micron-Sized Particles Better Than Reusable Face Masks

By: Alexandra I.Year: 2021School: Turtle Rock ElementaryGrade: 6Science Teacher: Sumer Dakak To prevent COVID-19, the Center of Disease Control (CDC) asks everyone to wear a facemask in public. There are thousands of brands of reusable and disposable non-medical facemasks currently on the market. A cheap, home-made device was constructed to compare filtering efficiency of different

The Effect of Different Types of Blades on the Efficiency of a Wind Turbine

By: Hussein H.Year: 2021School: Serrano IntermediateGrade: 7Science Teacher: Holly Danielson Hussein’s project is about testing different types of blade designs on a wind turbine. Hussain used different types of blades in the project and altered the angle for each one in different trials. He measured the energy produced by counting the RPM of the wind

Improving Vaccines with Tardigrades Biomimicry

Improving Vaccines with Tardigrades Biomimicry

By: Chloe D.Year: 2021School: Stratford SchoolScience Teacher: Heather Rydzeski Vaccines are an important tool in the fight against many serious diseases, but their effectiveness and distribution can be hampered by the cold chain. This is the need to keep vaccines cold from the point of manufacture to the time of administration. The purpose for Chloe’s project was to

Smart Crossing Guard Aid

By: Melody Y. Year: 2021School: Rancho San Joaquin MiddleScience Teacher: Lisa Gordon AbstractThe purpose of this project was to create a smart device used as an assistant for crossing guards. It will utilize computer vision to detect oncoming cars, and find the most cost effective device to assist them. Throughout the project, four main goals

Humbot: Bio-Inspired Hummingbird Aircraft

By: Alex L.Year: 2021Grade: 9School: University HighScience Teacher: Kevin Kasper Problem StatementDrones are unable to withstand strong winds. Various natural disasters result in large amounts of wind–a notable one being wildfires, with global warming on the rise. In California alone, over 50,000 wildfires occurred last year. To control wildfires, workers utilize aerial vehicles to scout

The Structure of the Positive Monoid of Integer-Valued Polynomials Evaluated at an Algebraic Number

By: Andrei M.Year: 2021School: University HighGrade: 12Science Teacher: Tim Smay Motivated by the characterization of symmetric monoidal functors between Deligne categories, the additive monoid R_+(x) is defined as the set of all nonnegative integer linear combinations of binomial coefficients (x choose n) for nonnegative integers n. Andrei’s project was concerned with the inquiry into the

OC Student Crowned Rising Star at Broadcom MASTERS STEM Competition

Following his 1st place win at OCSEF-Behavioral Science category earlier this year, Sebastian Alexis from Sierra Vista Middle School, Irvine, CA impressed the Broadcom MASTERS judges with his project Quantifying the Effectiveness of Lockdown Measures using Effective Reproduction Number (Rt) of SARS-CoV2. Sebe’s study looked specifically at COVID in Orange County and found that the

OC Student Takes Engineering 2nd Place Award at Broadcom MASTERS 2021

Clara Choi from Orange County School of the Arts, Santa Ana won $2,500 cash grant  with her project EEG Study of Virtual Learning Demonstrates Worsened Learning Outcomes and Higher Mirror Neuron Activation Inspired by her dance class cancelation due to COVID-19, Clara studied how mirror neurons in the brain are activated during virtual and in-person learning. Study