Middle School Engineering Challenges: Integrated Approach to a Middle School Science Curriculum

Grade Six Preferred Integrated Course Model – Chapter 5 Engineering Connection:  Organ Donor (Chapter 5, p. 364) Teaching about organ and tissue donation provides opportunities to connect learning about body systems (CCC-4) with a socially beneficial topic that also has strong connections with engineering and technology. Donate Life California has an informative Web site that

Middle School Engineering Challenges: Discipline Specific by Grade Levels

Jump to: Grade 6 | Grade 7 | Grade 8 Grade Six Discipline Specific Course Model: Earth and Space Science Engineering Connection: Solar Array Design Chapter 6,   p. 599 This concept has important engineering applications for solar energy California hosts several of the world’s largest arrays of solar panels. When people place solar panels on

Seven OCSEF Students Selected in Broadcom MASTERS’ Top 300 National Innovators

A record number of SEVEN Middle-School students who submitted projects for the 2021 OCSEF were selected among the nation’s Top 300 MASTERS in the 10th annual Broadcom MASTERS® — the nation’s premier Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) competition for middle school students. The Broadcom MASTERS, a program of the Society for Science, seeks to inspire

OCSEF 2022: Registration

The 67th Annual Orange County Science & Engineering Fair will take place March 9-13, 2022. Registration is now open, make sure you read and understand our guidelines before you register Read our multi-step registration process Added documents for registration can be found here Click on the “Register Here” button blow to begin the three-step registration

OCSEF 2022: New Documents for Registration

Teacher Approval Form Continuation/Research Progression Projects Form Continuation/ Research Progression of Projects 1. As in the professional world, research projects may build on work performed previously. A valid continuation project is a sound scientific endeavor. Students will be judged only on laboratory experiment/data collection performed over 12 continuous months beginning no earlier than January 2021

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

Students: Kickstart Your Science / Engineering Fair Project this Summer

Sign up for one of the FREE OCSEF workshops – “How to Pick a Science/Engineering Project Topic.” Wed. June 23, 2021, 11 am-12 Noon (Beginner) Sat. June 26, 2021, 10-11 am (Advanced) Sat. July 10, 2021, 10-11 am (Beginner) Sat. Sept. 25, 2021,10-11 am (Beginner) All sessions on Zoom. All the Beginner Workshop sessions will

Orange County Students Take Home Top Honors

OCDE Newsroom summarizes the 2021 Orange County Science and Engineering Fair: more than 100 OC students walked away with special recognition for their innovative and inspiring submissions. And 81 of those students also progressed to the state science fair. Six local students also qualified for Regeneron ISEF — which is considered the world’s largest pre-college science competition.

Special Award Spotlight: The Association of Women in Water, Energy, and Environment

In January, OCSEF announced 22 special awards to be given at the 66th Annual Orange County Science & Engineering Fair by donors and organizations that promote and advocate STEM excellence. The Association of Women in Water, Energy, and Environment (AWWEE) Award was given to Irvine High School student Monica Pal in 2020, and we are very grateful for

OCSEF 2021: Registration is Now Closed

Please save the date, Wednesday, March 24, between 2:00 to 6:00 PM for our OCSEF 2021 virtual judging.Students’ 15 minutes judging time will be assigned and communicated by March 23rd via the email provided to us in their applications.