Creating a Versatile Mobile Device to Assist the Visually Impaired Using Object Detection

By: Atharv P.Year: 2024School: Fairmont Private Schools, North Tustin CampusGrade: 8Science Teacher: Joshua Riturban The challenges faced by visually impaired individuals often require the support of innovative technology to facilitate daily tasks. Atharv’s OCSEF project aims to bridge this gap by creating a device that enhances the lives of the visually impaired. The prototype Atharv built is equipped

The Trajectories of Different Golf Balls

By: Kaylee T.Year: 2024School: Laguna Beach HighGrade: 7Science Teacher: Joshua Riturban Golf is a sport where precision and performance go hand in hand, and one of the most important aspects of the game is choosing the right equipment. In this science project, the goal is to analyze how the compression rate of different golf balls affects the distance

Integrating Machine Learning Informed Robots as Advanced Servants into Common Family Households

By: Yifei Z.Year: 2024School: Troy HighGrade: 10Science Teacher: Tom Mosiq Imagine a world where mundane chores such as cooking and cleaning are effortlessly handled by robotic assistants, liberating families from repetitive tasks and allowing them to focus on more meaningful pursuits. This vision has been the driving force behind this science project aimed at exploring the feasibility of

Bioinformatic Analysis of Genetic Mutations Associated with Autistic Spectrum Disorder: Implication for Early Diagnosis and Treatment

By: Katherine H.Year: 2023School: Woodbridge HighGrade: 11Science Teacher: Jennifer Blackie Understanding the genetic underpinnings of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has long been a challenging yet critical area of research. ASD, a complex neurodevelopmental disorder, manifests itself in various ways, including intellectual disabilities, social and communication deficits, and delayed motor skills development. However, diagnosing ASD, particularly in younger children,

Platinum Nanowire For Hydrogen Sensing

By: Madeline P.Year: 2023School: Los Alamitos HighGrade: 11Science Teacher: Lauren Helm In the vast landscape of scientific inquiry, even the smallest components can hold immense potential. In her award-winning OCSEF project, Madeline delves into the realm of nanotechnology, seeking to unravel the mysteries of platinum nanowires and their role in hydrogen sensing. With a carefully laid out plan

The Secret to Eternal Youth: The Anti-Aging Effects of NMN

By: Amber L., Reagan F., Angela L.Year: 2023School: St. Margaret’s Episcopal SchoolGrade: 9Science Teacher: Andrea Chou In the pursuit of defying the inevitability of aging, scientists continuously seek innovative solutions to extend human lifespan and improve overall well-being. Among the promising candidates in this quest is Nicotinamide Mononucleotide (NMN), a molecule touted for its potential to reverse aging

Decoding the Popularity of TV Series: A Network Analysis Perspective

By: Melody Y.Year: 2023School: Sage HillGrade: 10Science Teacher: Anie Robinson In the realm of television, the success of a series is often attributed to its captivating storyline, compelling characters, and engaging dialogue. But what if there’s more to it than meets the eye? Melody, a 10th-grade student, delves into this intriguing question with her science project, which explores

Survival of the Worms: Are Green Detergents Less Toxic on Worms than Chemically Based Detergents

By: Nyla G.Year: 2023School: McPherson MagnetGrade: 8Science Teacher: Danielle Garcia In the quest for a cleaner and greener planet, researchers and environmentalists are constantly exploring ways to minimize the impact of human activities on the Earth. One such endeavor is the comparison between eco-friendly detergents and conventional detergents in terms of their impact on the environment. In this

Analyzing the Effects of Vietnamese “Dau Xanh” on Water Lettuce

By: Angelina B.Year: 2023School: Westminster HighGrade: 11Science Teacher: Huy Pham In an effort to explore the potential environmental consequences of analgesic topical treatments, this science project focuses on the effects of Dầu Xanh, a Vietnamese green medicated oil, on aquatic organisms. The experiment aims to document and discover how varying concentrations of this pain reliever may affect Water