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2023 Opportunity X
STEM Research Conference

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We are so excited to announce our fourth annual Opportunity X Science Fair, which will be taking place virtually via Zoom on Sunday May 28 from 2 to 4 PM PDT. During the fair, students in our Opportunity X school programs from across the nation will present on their research projects that they have been working on for the past few months.

We have also invited an industry professional to speak with participants and share their experiences working in STEM.


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


Event Name: 2023 Opportunity X STEM Research Conference

Date: May 28, 2023

Time: 2 - 4 PM PDT

Participants: Students, teachers, and families (anyone associated with the Opportunity X community!)

Location: Virtual via Zoom


2:00 - 2:10 PM
2:10 - 2:45 PM

2:45 - 2:50 PM
2:50 - 3:50 PM
3:50 - 4:15 PM


Guest Speaker, Ms. Anne Mayoral

Transition to Live Student Presentations

Live Presentations

Raffle & Award Ceremony


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Program Director for Girls in Engineering @ Berkeley Engineering

Anne Mayoral is the program director for Girls in Engineering (GiE), Berkeley Engineering’s signature outreach program. Anne is a rocket scientist turned toy and exhibit designer, with a passion for hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) education. She believes strongly in “learning through play” and encourages learners to get their hands dirty as a means for developing intuition, a deep understanding of the world, and comfort with making mistakes. Anne strives to promote diversity in engineering and increase access for underserved and underrepresented populations; cultivate curiosity and appreciation for the natural world; create safe, supportive and welcoming learning environments; and build capacity through learner-led, inquiry-based opportunities and empowered making. Anne earned a B.S. and M.S. in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.A. in industrial design from the Academy of Art University.

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Science Fair Registration & Project Submission

Students please submit a 100 - 200 word abstract, the link to your presentation video (uploaded as an 'unlisted' video to YouTube), and the link to your slides by May 23, 2023 11:59 PM PDT

If you do not have a project but would still like to attend the fair, you can also register with the form below.

Example Presentation Video

Awards (per project)

One First Prize

Three Second Prize

Four Third Prize

Three Special Award

(Creativity, Presentation, Scientific Thought)

Five Honorable Mention

$100 per winner

$75 per winner

$50 per winner

$25 per winner

$15 per winner

Rules & Guidelines

1. Students must submit a 5-10 minute video talking about their project. The video should include an introduction (student name, school, grade level, and some 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, these should be included.

2. Students must be in grades 5-8.


3. The deadline for submission is May 23, 2023 at 11:59 PM PDT.

4. Both group and individual projects are fine. 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 May 28, 2023 and will also be recognized on the website.


We encourage students from historically underrepresented groups in STEM to participate!

Judging Criteria

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

Creativity (10 points)

  • Purpose of the project – why did the student choose to do this project?

  • Creativity in research process/procedure

Scientific Thought (10 points)

  • How thorough was the project?

  • How clearly is the research question/objective stated?

  • How precise was the procedure?

  • Is there adequate data?

  • Is/Are the student/s aware of the limitations of the data?

  • How applicable are the results to the real world?

Presentation (10 points)

  • How clear and confident is the student as they present on the work that they have done? Did you have to clarify anything?

  • How enthusiastic is the student about their work?

Total: 30 points


Will be updated after the fair!

Contact us with any questions at!

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