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Students: Register for the OUSD Science & Engineering Fair by March 24
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Do you want to challenge students to investigate a question or problem in more detail? Then check out the OUSD Science & Engineering Fair (OSEF). This year marks OSEF’s 63rd year, and the second year we have gone virtual. Supporting our students in completing a science or engineering project at home is an empowering and celebratory way to close out the school year. Science and engineering projects are inherently interdisciplinary and are a great way to challenge our students and measure their progress on a variety of standards. By participating in OSEF, our students will:
Strengthen their STEM skills
Get feedback on their project from STEM professionals
Have the chance to meet virtually with a STEM professional to talk about their project and learn about their research/job
Be awarded a certificate, a ribbon or medal, and be entered into a raffle for additional prizes
Get the reward of “finishing a hard process” and “getting to learn a lot” as students who participated as last year put it S
Some important info:
OSEF takes place May 3-7, 2021.
Students must register for OSEF by March 24. This helps the district OSEF team order appropriate supplies and recruit the right number of judges.
Students must submit their projects by April 28.
During synchronous class sometime between May 5-7, teachers will host STEM professionals on Zoom and manage breakout rooms so students can talk about their projects with scientists and engineers
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