Science Fair

The Orange Crescent School Science Fair program is designed to promote the practical application of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) within the OCS middle school students, and prepare them for a successful educational experience at the high school level.  Over the past seven years, OCS students have competed both at the Orange County Science and Engineering Fair (OCSEF [http://www.ocsef.org/]) and the California State Science Fair (CSSF [http://www.usc.edu/CSSF/]).  OCS has even had a student who was selected as a semi-finalist for the Broadcom Masters Challenge, the national science fair competition for middle school. In 2012, OCS was awarded the Outstanding School Award for achieving more awards than any other middle school in Orange County.  The OCS Science Fair process begins with informational sessions and coaching in the fall, leading up to the OCS Science Fair in February.  Fifteen OCS projects are selected to participate at the OCSEF.  Winners from the Orange County Science and Engineering Fair then move on to compete at the California State Science Fair.

Orange County Science and Engineering Fair: Summary of OCS's placement for overall awards as a school
 
2010 - 2nd Place
2011 - 3rd Place
2012 - 1st Place
2013 - 2nd Place
2014 - 5th Place

California State Science Fair: Below are the participants and winners, along with their abstracts for students who have competed at the state level:

2013 OCS CSSF Participants & Winners

Haleema Abbasi: First Place Behavioral Science
http://www.usc.edu/CSSF/Current/Projects/J0401.pdf

Sameer Khan: Fourth Place Mammalian Biology
http://www.usc.edu/CSSF/Current/Projects/J1213.pdf

Saman Khan
http://www.usc.edu/CSSF/Current/Projects/J0912.pdf

Aisha Raheem
http://www.usc.edu/CSSF/Current/Projects/J2118.pdf

Zana Youssef
http://www.usc.edu/CSSF/Current/Projects/J0332.pdf

2012 OCS CSSF Participants & Winners

Haleema Abbasi: Honorable Mention Physical Product Testing
http://www.usc.edu/CSSF/History/2012/Projects/J2101.pdf

Aisha Raheem: Third Place Mammalian Biology
http://www.usc.edu/CSSF/History/2012/Projects/J1220.pdf

Savera Bholat
http://www.usc.edu/CSSF/History/2012/Projects/J1902.pdf

2011 OCS CSSF Participants & Winners

Aamna Abbasi: First Place Environmental Engineering
http://www.usc.edu/CSSF/History/2011/Projects/J1098.pdf

Haleema Abbasi: Fourth Place Biological Product Testing
http://www.usc.edu/CSSF/History/2011/Projects/J2001.pdf

Hafsa Lakhany: First Place Cognitive Science
http://www.usc.edu/CSSF/History/2011/Projects/J0712.pdf

Yousef Khan: Third Place Medical Microbiology
http://www.usc.edu/CSSF/History/2011/Projects/J1604.pdf

Bassil Dakelbab
http://www.usc.edu/CSSF/History/2011/Projects/J2106.pdf

2010 OCS CSSF Participants & Winners

Aamna Abbasi: First Place Environmental Science
http://www.usc.edu/CSSF/History/2010/Projects/J1101.pdf

Laila Dadabhoy: Fourth Place Zoology
http://www.usc.edu/CSSF/History/2010/Projects/J2404.pdf

Hafsa Lakhany: First Place Cognitive Science
http://www.usc.edu/CSSF/History/2010/Projects/J0617.pdf

Safa Moinuddin
http://www.usc.edu/CSSF/History/2010/Projects/J0625.pdf

Yousef Khan
http://www.usc.edu/CSSF/History/2010/Projects/J2115.pdf

2009 OCS CSSF Participants & Winners

Aamna Abbasi: Honorable Mention Environmental Science
http://www.usc.edu/CSSF/History/2009/Panels/J12.html#J1201

Maariyah Patel: First Place Microbiology
http://www.usc.edu/CSSF/History/2009/Projects/J1719.pdf

Sara Anis
http://www.usc.edu/CSSF/History/2009/Projects/J0901.pdf

Hafsa Lakahny
http://www.usc.edu/CSSF/History/2009/Projects/J2114.pdf

Safa Moinuddin
http://www.usc.edu/CSSF/History/2009/Projects/J2314.pdf

Camila Dadabhoy
http://www.usc.edu/CSSF/History/2009/Projects/J2103.pdf

2008 OCS CSSF Participants & Winners

Maariyah Patel: Third Place Microbiology
http://www.usc.edu/CSSF/History/2008/Projects/J1423.pdf

Farina Kazi: Fourth Place Winner Environmental Science
http://www.usc.edu/CSSF/History/2008/Projects/J1015.pdf

2007 OCS CSSF Participant

Hira Zia
http://www.usc.edu/CSSF/History/2007/Projects/J0422.pdf

2006 OCS CSSF Participants

Emaad Moinuddin
http://www.usc.edu/CSSF/History/2006/Projects/J0525.pdf

Noreen Zia
http://www.usc.edu/CSSF/History/2006/Projects/J1337.pdf

Huthayfa Kahf
http://www.usc.edu/CSSF/History/2006/Projects/J1815.pdf