Dear Region 5 Students, Teacher, and Administrators,
The Region V Fair will be held virtually this year on February 25-27, 2021. ELEMENTARY Virtual Judging will be held on Thursday MORNING, February 25. JUNIOR and SENIOR Virtual Judging will be held on Friday morning, February 26. Awards will be held virtually on Saturday, February 27 from 2:00 - 3:00 pm. REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE ON FRIDAY, FEB. 12, 2021 AT 11:30 PM.
Students will NOT be presenting posters for this virtual competition. Instead, they should prepare two different documents for judges to review presenting the research. They are a Science, Engineering, or Technology/Mathematics Quad Chart (single legal size sheet HORIZONTAL) and a Project Presentation Document (maximum of 12 HORIZONTAL pages). Both of these documents should be saved as PDF documents. Please visit the NCSEF State FAQ’s at http://ncsef.org/index.php/2021-frequently-asked-questions to see templates and details for project submissions for judging. ALL PROJECT MATERIALS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY FRIDAY AFTERNOON, FEBRUARY 12, 2021 FOR DOCUMENTS TO BE SENT TO JUDGES FOR REVIEW.
Orientation information for participants will be posted in late January. For additional information please email Judy Day at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional details will follow.
Elementary Categories, Projects will be divided into 5 categories.
Junior and Senior Categories are:
Category Descriptions Great care should be taken in selecting the category for competition that best matches the project. The following descriptions should be of assistance in making the most appropriate decisions for Elementary, Junior and Senior Projects. Download a complete list of topics in each category and see detailed descriptions of the ISEF categories on the ISEF web site.
Biological Science A
Judging Criteria for Science Projects
I. Research Question (10 pts) - clear and focused question that identifies a contribution to the field of study that is testable using scientific methods
II. Design and Methodology (15 pts) -well designed plan and data collection methods, variables and controls defined, appropriate and complete
III. Execution: Data Collection, Analysis and Interpretation (20 pts) - systematic data collection and analysis, reproducibility of results, appropriate application of mathematical and statistical methods, sufficient data collected to support interpretation and conclusions
IV. Creativity (20 pts) - The questions asked are student initiated and original; the approach to solving the problem is creative, equipment is creatively used or had to be made/modified; interpretation of the data shows creative and original thinking by student
V. Presentation (35 pts)
Judging Criteria for Engineering/Technology Projects
I. Research Problem (10 pts) clear and focused description of a practical need or problem to be solved definition of criteria for proposed solution explanation of constraints
II. Design and Methodology (15 pts) exploration of alternatives to answer need or problem identification of a solution development of a prototype/model
III. Execution: Construction and Testing (20 pts) prototype demonstrates intended design prototype has been tested in multiple conditions/trials prototype demonstrates engineering skill and completeness
IV. Creativity (20 pts) project demonstrates significant creativity in one or more of the above criteria
V. Presentation (35 pts)
Registration opens on Jan 4, 2021! Deadline to register is February 12, 2021! Schools and School Systems should email email@example.com for information. Students and teachers should visit the State NCSEF site at http://ncsef.org/index.php/2021-frequently-asked-questions for templates and information on the project presentation formats.
The North Central Region 5 NCSEF 2021 would like to thank the following companies and organizations for their tireless support.
With their commitment, students have an opportunity to share ideas, showcase cutting-edge projects,
and compete annually for awards and scholarships.
If you would like to become a sponsor of the North Central Region 5 NCSEF 2021 please contact Ms. Judy Day for more information.