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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.

Special Award Spotlight: The American Chemical Society

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 American Chemical Society (ACS) Award was given to four students in 2020, and we are very grateful for the return of the ACS to the fair this

Broadcom Foundation Launches ‘Coding with Commitment’

Paula Golden, President of Broadcom Foundation, salutes young people participating at science fairs and introduces Broadcom Coding with Commitment recognition. Earlier this week, Broadcom Foundation launched #BroadcomCodingwithCommitment recognizing Middle Schoolers who combine STEM with coding to address a community problem at selected Science Fairs across the country, including OCSEF. Paula Golden, President of Broadcom Foundation,

Special Award Spotlight: The American Association for Clinical Chemistry

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 American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC), Southern California Section Award was given to seven students in 2020, and we are very grateful for the

Sign-Up Form For Judges Now Available

The Orange County Science & Engineering Fair (OCSEF) is an annual event organized to encourage the youth of our county to learn more about STEM and to consider careers in the STEM field.  Judges play a critical role in the science fair experience. Your interviews with students can affect students profoundly, sometimes altering their career

Your OCSEF Project: How to Formulate a Question?

Good projects rely on hypothesis – both in science and engineering design. What is the key, then, to formulating winning hypothesis questions?  Mrs. Jelica Campos, a teacher at St. Bonaventure School in Orange County (and also an instructor at the OCSEF Academy) gives us the perfect step by step on how to do this. Spoiler alert: to

Announcing: The 2021 Special Awards

OCSEF announces 22 special awards to be given at the 66th Annual Orange County Science & Engineering Fair by donors who promote and advocate STEM excellence. We are very grateful for all the great organizations contributing to the fair this year. The 2021 Special Awards is listed in alphabetical order 1. American Association for Clinical