Students – Homebox Left

Teacher Appreciation: Catching Up With Santiago High School’s Vicky Lieu

Santiago High School ranks among the top 25 schools in terms of the number of project applications submitted for this year’s OCSEF. For Teacher Appreciation Day we caught up with Vicky Lieu, Science Department Chair, Chemistry, Physics, and AP Physics 1 Teacher, and UCI MESA Advisor, whose name we often see on students’ applications, for

OCSEF Student Maya Gandhi Wins Thermo Fisher JIC Top Winners Award

Congratulations to our star student Maya Gandhi! Earlier this year Maya was announced among the 30 finalists in the 2023 Thermo Fisher Scientific Junior Innovators Challenge — the nation’s premier STEM research competition for middle school students. Maya got to be flown to Washington, DC to participate in the Finals Week of the competition and

OCSEF Announces 2023 Winners!

The 68th Annual Orange County Science and Engineering Fair (OCSEF) celebrated its winners on Sunday, March 19 at Chapman University. After COVID-19 hit in 2020, this was the first time the award ceremony took place in person. Starting from August of last year, students were invited to submit their STEM projects for OCSEF 2023. By

OCSEF 2023 is Right Around the Corner!

What is happening now? Registration for the 2023 Orange County Science and Engineering Fair is now closed. We’re in the stage of project submittal: Presentation slide deck, Log book, Video Submittal. Project Submittal Deadline: Sat. February 25, 2023 11:59 pm PST. Project submittal will be allowed only for students who have completed their project registration

2022 Research and Engineering Design Academy: Registration Opens!

The 2022 Research and Engineering Design Academy is a FREE, virtual series of six, step-by-step, workshops designed to guide students, grades 6 through 12, to complete a science research or engineering project and enter it into the 2023 Orange County Science and Engineering Fair. Two independent sessions are offered Academy 101: For students with no

The 67th Annual Orange County Science and Engineering Fair Awards Winners (2022)

Applied Mechanics / Structures & Mechanisms / Manufacturing SENIOR DIVISION First Place Tarini Neeladaran  Second Place Kaleb Lee Third Place Zahid Abdul-Qadeer JUNIOR DIVISION Second Place Kelly Wang and Tara Pham Third Place Damacia Shang Honorable Mention •Abhimanyu Shridhar•Sammy Thai, Lydia Lo•Rita Wilton•Julianne Kim, Joanne Chen, Stephanie Yang Fluids / Aerodynamics SENIOR DIVISION First Place

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 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

Announcing: OCSEF 2022!

OCSEF announces Tuesday, December 14, 2021 as the opening day for project registrations for the 67th Annual Orange County Science & Engineering Fair. The Scientific Review Committee Applications (prerequisite to OCSEF Application) will be open from August 1, 2021 onwards. There are twenty award categories and an additional special-awards given by leading Orange County education-supporting institutes such as

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.