58th Annual South Central Indiana Regional Science & Engineering Fair

Saturday, March 3, 2007

Ivy Tech Community College, Bloomington, Indiana

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

 What is the Regional Science & Engineering Fair?

The Science & Engineering Fair is one of the longest-running, most highly recognized science competitions in the world.  It is an important component of science education that provides:

 

P        An exciting introduction to science research projects

P        Encouragement and recognition for budding science researchers

P        A friendly atmosphere where students can discuss their work one-on-one with professional scientists

P        An exciting way to learn about critical thinking skills, organization, creativity, and public speaking, to name a few.

 

When and where is the Regional Science & Engineering Fair?

Saturday, March 3, 2007 at Ivy Tech Community College, 200 Daniels Way, Bloomington, Indiana.

 

Directions  to Ivy Tech Community College:

Coming from the South: Take State Road 37 North to Third Street exit, turn left off of exit, go through 4 traffic lights, at the 5th traffic light (junction of Third Street and Daniels Way), turn right. Ivy Tech Community College is on the corner.

 

Coming from the North: Take State Road 37 South to Third Street exit, turn right onto Third Street, go through 3 traffic lights, at the 4th traffic light (junction of Third Street and Daniels Way), turn right, Ivy Tech Community College is on the corner.

 

Who can participate?

Any student in the 7th – 12th grades who attend public, private or home schools in the following counties in Indiana: Bartholomew, Brown, Dearborn, Decatur, Jackson, Jennings, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Morgan, Ohio and Ripley.

 

What does it cost to enter the Regional Science & Engineering Fair?

Registration fees are $10.00 per student.  Make checks payable to the “Ivy Tech Foundation.”

 

How does a student enter the Regional Science & Engineering Fair?

By Monday, January 31, 2007, each student will need to send copies of his/her paperwork and registration fee to: 

 

Ben Markham, Regional Science & Engineering Fair, Ivy Tech Community College, 200 Daniels Way, Bloomington, IN 47404

 

The student should keep all the original project forms but bring them to the event, with  signatures , and dates, on all the forms required for the project.  All  forms for the project may be downloaded from the Science Service website http://www.sciserv.org/isef/isefform.asp . The Science Service Student Research Manual should also be read at this site for understanding the science fair process, the subject categories, and the functions of the SRC Committee!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What paperwork is required?

1.        Checklist for Adult Sponsor/Safety Assessment Form

2.        Research Plan (Form 1A)

3.        Approval Form (Form 1B)

4.        Regional Science Fair Registration Form.

5.        Abstract of one page, 250 words for students in grades 8-12.

6.        If your project involves human subjects, non-human vertebrate animals, recombinant DNA, controlled substances, human or animal tissue, pathogenic agents, hazardous substances or research at a place other than the student’s home, please be aware that you will be required to submit additional forms;. The items in the list above require additional forms and the process is explained on the Science Service website.

 

The deadline for registration is Monday, January 31, 2007.

 

What are the Categories being judged and the awards?

Students should note the subject division listed in the Science Service manual for their project. There will be category winners for both high school and middle school students. The top two overall winners, the three next high school students and four middle school students will win prizes and be invited to participate in the 2006 Hoosier Science and Engineering Fair, being held at IUPUI in Indianapolis, Indiana, March 31, 2007. Numerous special awards will also be presented.


 

Reminder

Please register and send all the required forms for the science fair project to Ben Markham, Regional Science & Engineering Fair, Ivy Tech Community College, 200 Daniels Way, Bloomington, IN 47404.

 

If there are questions please feel free to contact:

José Bonner: Phone 812-855-7074; email at bonner@indiana.edu

Steve Arnold: Phone 812-330-6047; email at sarnold@ivytech.edu

Sengyong Lee: Phone 812-330-6036; email at slee@ivytech.edu

Ben Markham: Phone 812-330-6070; email bmarkham@ivytech.edu

 

Best wishes and good luck with your participation in the Indiana South Central Science and Engineering Fair.

 

                                                                                                                                       Respectfully,

                                                                                                                                       The SCI Science Fair Team