Cultivating STEM leaders

The Orange County Science and Engineering Fair is sponsored by The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation.

Dr. Arnold Beckman’s interest in science began when he was 9 years old after he found a chemistry book in the family attic.

Beckman ended up inventing the modern electronic pH meter and the Spectrophotomer, which, accrording to him, was his most impactful invention – “it opened whole new avenues of research and discovery,” he said.

We are inspired by Dr. Arnold Beckman’s life and work – hope that you will be too. Read more about Dr. Arnold Beckman.

Four OCSEF Students are among six winners of this year’s High School Legacy Program of The Beckman Foundation.

Congratulations to Brookelyn Quan (first place), Annabel Tiong (second place), Dylan Soong (third place) and Teresa Nguyen (third place).

The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation announced the selection of its 2023 class of Orange County Beckman Legacy Awardees. Six high school students were awarded for their excellent lab work after building a spectrophotometer and conducting an independent research project under the mentorship of their science teachers. This annual Orange County high school program supported by the Foundation honors Dr. Arnold O. Beckman’s legacy and his many inventions, including the spectrophotometer, while exemplifying the Foundation’s mission to support young scientists. Read more >