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2022 Opportunity X
STEM Research Conference

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We are so excited to announce that our third annual Opportunity X Science Fair will be held virtually on Sunday, June 5, from 2 to 4 PM PDT. Students from our Opportunity X school programs from across the nation will present the research projects they’ve been working on for the past few months through online poster speeches and demonstrations.


Our officers have also invited multiple industry professionals to speak with participants, and we’ve organized various hands-on experiments, which can be completed at-home, that are paired with lessons on relevant science concepts.

We invite all students, parents, friends, and teachers within the Opportunity X community to attend!


Event Name: 2022 Opportunity X STEM Research Conference

Date: June 5, 2022

Time: 2-4 PM PDT

Participants: Students, teachers, families, and volunteers

Location: Online


2:00-2:05          Welcome
2:05-2:45          Guest Speakers
2:45-3:30          Live Presentations + Raffle
3:30-3:45          Science Activities
3:45-4:00          Award Ceremony. 




Technical Program Manager and Diversity & Inclusion Program Leader @ Intuit

Isaac is a Technical Program Manager and Diversity & Inclusion Program Leader at Intuit,  leading the Belonging Program under Intuit Data, Analytics & AI organization. As a DEI leader, he is passionate about exploring opportunities for those from underrepresented communities, and decreasing the gap of underrepresentation in Tech. Isaac is currently a senior at Texas Tech University, studying Industrial Engineering. At school, he is the vice president of the National Society of Black Engineers.

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CEO @ AnChain.AI

Victor has over a decade of experience in Data Science leadership roles at FireEye Mandiant, Awake Security, Greylock, Pivotal, and EMC. He holds 15+ patents on AI for cybersecurity and fraud detection solutions. The machine learning models Victor’s team innovated now underpin more than $800 million oof annual product line. 

Project Submission Form

Students please submit the link to your presentation video (uploaded to YouTube) and the link to your slides by May 28. 

Demonstration Video


One First Prize Winner:                  $100 each project

Three Second Prize Winners:         $75 each project

Five Third Prize Winners:                $50 each project

Six Special Awards:                         $25 each project

Ten Honorable Mention Awards:   $15 each project


1. Students must submit 5-10 minute videos to present their projects. The video should include an introduction, with the student's name, school, and grade level, and the background information, materials, methods, results, and discussion of the science project. If the student has a poster board or any objects related to the experiment, they should be included.

2. Students must be grades 6-8.


3. The deadline for submission is May 28, 2022 at 11:59 PM PDT.

4. Group or individual projects are both okay. Make sure to introduce all members of the team, though!

5. Visual aids are allowed. 

6. Please wear an appropriate outfit! Remember that this is a formal presentation.

7. Winners of the fair will be announced at the science fair on June 5, 2022 and will also be recognized on the website.

8. We encourage students from groups historically underrepresented in STEM fields to participate.

Judging Criteria

This is the criteria our judges will be scoring projects with.

Creativity 5 points
-- Purpose of the project – why did the student choose to do this project?
-- Creativity in research process/procedure?

Scientific Thought 5 points
-- How thorough was the project?
-- How clearly is the question stated?
-- How precise were procedures?
-- Is there adequate data?
-- Is the student(s) aware of the limitations of the data?
-- Can the results be workable? Are they related to the real world and what exists?

Presentation 5 points
-- How clear and confident is the student on the work they’ve done?
-- How enthusiastic is the student about their work?
-- Did you have to clarify anything?

Total: 15 points


Our volunteers have planed fun experiments, games and discussions for both the students and their parents and teachers. 

To fully enjoy the five experiments we have designed for you, please prepare these materials ahead of time.


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