Mission & Values

The Mission of the Orange County Science and Engineering Fair, a non-profit organization, is to foster scientific literacy and critical thinking skills for all students throughout Orange County by providing equal opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education, culminating in the Annual Orange County Science and Engineering Fair and the STEAM Showcase. 

Students not only have the opportunity to learn and implement the scientific method and engineering design principles, but also the the social skills of communication and collaboration and the confidence to be successful in the 21st century. 

To achieve our Mission, OCSEF supports teachers with workshops and provides mentoring to enhance their science curriculum and promote local school science and engineering fairs.

The OCSEF mission is to enable students to improve their science and engineering skills and literacy while inspiring them to consider careers in STEM fields. We are committed to challenging students to inquire, design, investigate, and present scientific and engineering concepts through hands-on experimentation.