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OC Science is a student-run, non-profit organization working to inspire and spread interest in science and engineering among youth in Orange County.

  • Summer Schedule

    Happy summer to everyone! OC Science is currently planning a fun packed summer filled with interesting activities. We look forward to seeing you soon at our summer Science Discovery workshops and Science Fun Nights! Check the calendar here for more information about the dates and times.

    Sign up for our workshops.

  • Start a School Chapter Today!

    OC Science is looking to start more school chapters around Orange County so if you are a motivated, incoming high school student who wants to start an OC Science Chapter at your school, click here for more information! The application and registration process will take place over the summer. (Check to see if your school already has a school chapter here!)

  • 2016-2017 Year in Review

    Thank you to all OC Science volunteers and participants for a successful 2016-2017 year! Our organization has grown a lot and we could not have done it without your support. Please click here to view a recap of the 2016-2017 year, and we hope to see you at our events in upcoming months!

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Welcome to OC Science.

We are a student-run, non-profit organization working to inspire and spread interest in science and engineering among youth in Orange County. We are also an affiliate of the Youth Leadership Program of Orange County Science and Engineering Fair (OCSEF).

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We have some great things planned for you this year!

New are our outreach efforts and school chapters! We will also continue to organize workshops, OC Science and Engineering Week, and much more. 

View our calendar

Questions, comments, or concerns?

You can email us at info@ocscience.org. We are also on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. You can also donate to OC Science--we'd really appreciate it!

Donate here

Upcoming Events

  • 10:30 am - 12:30 pm 
  • Ardent Northwood

Workshop: Make Your Own Slime

  • July 15, 2017
  • 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Ardent Northwood

Workshop: Battery Basics

  • July 22, 2017
  • 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Ardent Northwood

Workshop: Jello Earthquake Towers 

  • July 29, 2017
 
  • Fun fact:

Our volunteers have spent over 3,500 hours organizing and helping out at our events since the founding of OC Science.

 

Past Events

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    OCSEF Excellence in STEM Awards and Reception

    OCSEF judges, parents, and volunteers - including a few outstanding volunteers from OC Science! - were awarded for their dedication. There were also presentations by Intel ISEF winners. // May 20, 2017
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    Orange County Science and Engineering Week 2017

    Hundreds of elementary and middle-school students participated in the Elementary and Junior Science Olympiads, Science Bowls, and STEAM Scavenger Hunt & Showcase. // April 23, 2017
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    As a new year begins, OC Science has released their first ever Science Bowl Training Sessions to prepare for the Science Bowl during Imaginology. Top scoring participants of OC Science's problems of the month will have an opportunity to participate in the annual science bowl.
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OC Science has opportunities for participants and volunteers almost every month. Join our mailing lists to receive emails about upcoming opportunities in your inbox.

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If you support OC Science's mission and events, please consider making a donation to our organization. Donations will go directly towards funding material costs for our events. And if you donate $20 or more, you will receive an OC Science tshirt as a gift! Thank you for your support.

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IRVINE, California—October 13, 2014

OC Science was founded and launched by a group of middle and high school students mid-October. A number of these “founding members” had been previously given the opportunity to take part in science research for events such as school and district science fairs, the Orange County Science and Engineering Fair (OCSEF), and the national Broadcom MASTERS. These students had benefited greatly from their experiences in countless ways—they applied the scientific method to real life problems, and analyzed complicated data samples in order to reach a conclusion, just to name a few. The benefits were not only limited to academics, however. Students explored various speaking and display techniques in order to confidently and effectively present their findings. Furthermore, in participating in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) events, students found themselves surrounded by likeminded young individuals who also strived to learn more, know more, and do more, inspiring them to work harder and go deeper into the realms of science and other subjects.

OC Science’s members wish to provide these highly beneficial opportunities to a more widespread audience, especially students in elementary and middle school, in hopes that more and more of our youth will be exposed to the sciences and research opportunities at an early age, and as a result, become motivated to pursue STEAMrelated career paths in the future. OC Science plans to contact school districts across Orange County in order to increase access to these STEAM opportunities. OC Science, along with countless other organizations and leading individuals in today’s society, strongly believes that STEAM is essential to our nation’s future successes, and strives to promote it through events and activities geared towards our youth.

Math for Service, Inc. has provided OC Science with a grant to support them in their mission “to inspire and spread interest in science and engineering among youth in Orange County.”