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:

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

Hailey Miya Van Wins $5,000 Broadcom Coding with Commitment Award

Following her 2nd Place achievement in Environmental Science / Environmental Engineering at OCSEF 2021 in March, Hailey, 14, Irvine, California, won the Broadcom Coding with Commitment Award for a project titled Multi-stressor Analysis of Carbon Dioxide on Oceanic Ecosystems: Using Climate Change Modeling to Study Hypoxia and Acidification. This award recognizes a finalist whose project and

High School Engineering Challenge: 4 Course Model

Life Science/Biology Engineering Connection: Organ Donation (Chapter 8, p. 1040) Students can learn about the role of engineering to meet critical medical needs to solve another problem in organ donation: matching suitable donors with patients. In addition to striking examples of engineering like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and robotic surgery, some engineers also develop important

Raspberry Pi 101 Introduction Session

Don’t miss out our Raspberry Pi 101 Introduction Zoom session hosted by Mr. Omar Shepherd from the Orange County Department of Education. Date: November 12, 2021Time: 6:00 to 8:00 PMRegister Here Mr. Omar Shepherd is an experienced Educational Leader with a passion for STEM and a demonstrated history of working in collaborative teams. He is

High School Engineering Challenge: 3 Course Model

The Living Earth -Integrating Biology and Earth Science Engineering Connection: Wastewater Treatment Facilities  (Chpt. 7,   p. 794) When raw sewage flows into waterways, it can impact the health of both humans and ecosystems (EP&Cs II, IV), which is why wastewater treatment facilities are an important part of all California cities.   Engineers have learned to put

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