The Orange County Science and Engineering Fair is an annual event organized to encourage the youth of Orange County to learn about science and to consider a career in science or engineering. The Fair is open to 6th - 12th grade students attending public or private schools in Orange County.
One or more members of the OCACS Education Committee view all the projects, hear students' oral presentations in the Junior and Senior Division of Chemistry and a number of related categories, and confer with the OC Science and Engineering Fair category judges. Then the Education Committee Science Fair subcommittee members select one Junior Division student and one Senior Division student "who best demonstrate good understanding of the chemical principles involved in their project."
The students are invited as guests at the May Awards dinner, and are presented with certificates, plaques, and book store gift cards.
Science Fair Winners, 2018
Junior Division - Ishan Ghosh, Grade 7, Talbert Middle School, "Modeling Kidney Filtration"; Advisor: Mr. Wood
Senior Division - Daniel Feng, Grade 9, University High, "Discovering Antibacterial Properties of Cultural Herbs: Using a New
Simulation-Aided Approach "; Advisor: Megan Lewis
Science Fair Winners, 2017
Junior Division - Isabella Medvitz, Woodbury Elementary, "Salty and Sweet"; Advisor: Danielle DeFrank
Senior Division - Michael Wu, University High, "A Solar Powered Upconverting Reactor for Highly Efficient Photochemical Synthesis "; Advisor: Shannon Bunch
Science Fair Winners, 2016
Junior winner: Miranda Nicusanti
"Catalase: Destroyer of O2 Radicals"
Fairmont Private School, Teacher: John Briner
Senior winner: Cassandra Man
"The Effect of Visible Light Irradiation on Photocatalyst-mediated Decolorization of Crystal Violet in Wastewater"
Woodbridge High School, Teacher: Mike Antrim
Science Fair Winners, 2015
Junior winner: Qianyun Lin
"Enzyme Catalase - the Key to Hydrogen Peroxide"
Fairmont Private School, Anaheim
Teacher: John Briner
Senior Winner: Logan Prock
"The Effect of Storage Temperature on the Decomposition of Sodium Hypochlorite in Household Bleach"
Woodbridge High School, Irvine
Teacher: Mike Antrim
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