IUSD’s annual science fair, brought to you by Broadcom and IPSF, is coming in February


We expect to see some pretty thought-provoking projects at IUSD’s 31st annual District Science Fair, which will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 29 at University High School.

As you may recall, last year’s entries included “The Effect of the Presence or Absence of Color on the Accuracy of Eyewitness Identifications,” “More Than Just Luck: Rock, Scissors, Paper and Decision-Making,” and our personal favorite, “The Role of the Parabrachial Nucleus in Regulation of Cardiac Sympathoexcitatory Reflexes Evoked by Bradykinin.”

The 2012 edition, sure to also feature student research that is both creative and way over our head, will once again be brought to you by the generous support of the Broadcom Foundation and the Irvine Public Schools Foundation.

Parents are encouraged to check with their child’s school or science teacher to learn more about the requirements and deadlines for entering the fair. And while you’re at it, you may want to check out the Orange County Science & Engineering Fair rules and regulations as your young scientist prepares his or her project.

Note that students must participate in the District Science Fair to be eligible to register for the OCSEF. In addition, they must meet the following criteria:

  • In grades six through eight, only Division Award winners (those who received blue ribbons) may register for the OCSEF.
  • In grades nine through 12, students who participated in IUSD’s Science Fair may register for the OCSEF, regardless of whether they won a ribbon.
  • Individual and group projects may be submitted for all grades.

For more information, visit the OCSEF website.