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63rd Annual

South Florida Regional Science and Engineering Fair

 

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General Rules and Regulations


The SFRSEF abides by the rules and guidelines of the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) and the State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida (SSEF).

 

In order to participate in the SFRSEF, students must be sponsored by their school.

Changes and modifications to the 63rd Annual South Florida Science and Engineering Fair:

 

M-DCPS Science Fair Rules (ISEF Rules and Guidelines):

 

 

It is necessary to complete the online registration and submit all the Safety forms in order to participate in the Regional science fair.The three competitions of the SFRSEF are:

  • The Poster Project
  • The Research Paper
  • The International Bridge Building Competition

    Poster Project

  • Online Registration and Safety Forms required by all participants: Form 1, Form 1A (including Abstract, Research Plan, and Project Summary), Form 1B, Form 3, and Invoice/Receipt.
  • Additional forms may be required (Use the ISEF Rules Wizard to help identify safety forms.)
  • Please read the Rules and Guidelines 2016 Handbook for complete information on which safety forms are necessary for your investigation/experiment.

    Research Paper

  • Online Registration and Invoice/Receipt required by all participants.
  • Failure to identify project as a Research Paper may result in disqualification under poster project requirements.
  • Follow the Research Paper Rubric found under the Research Paper link.

    Bridge (Max. 5 per school)

  • Online Registration and Invoice/Receipt required by all participants.
  • Failure to identify project as a Bridge may result in disqualification under poster project requirements.
  • Follow the International Bridge Building Rules (New rules post in October/November).
  • Bridge rules: http://bridgecontest.phys.iit.edu/public/international/index

Registration 1-2-3

1. Complete all the necessary forms per project

  • Make sure to COMPLETE ALL THE SAFETY FORMS ELECTRONICALLY and SAVE for your records.
  • PRINT each completed form in order to get the appropriate signature and proper date.

Safety Documentation needed to participate in the South Florida Regional Science and Engineering Fair:

2. Complete the Online Registration

  • The online registration must be completed no later than Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 4 PM.
  • The online registration must be completed no later than Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 4 PM

Register Here


3. Deliver the Registration Packet

  • COPIES of all safety documentation and any paperwork related to the investigation/experiment with appropriate signatures, dates, and registration fees must be received by the district office no later than Wednesday December 14, 2016 - 4 PM. (Student investigator must keep all the original documents in a safe place)
  • No late Registration Packet arrivals will be accepted.
  • Projects without appropriate entry requirements will be disqualified.
  • Do not send original documents - Please keep the original forms and submit a copy of each page.

Please place the safety documentation for each entry in the following manner:

I. Place each project safety documentation in a plain file folder (do not use staples)


II. Write the student name on the file folder tab (please do not write on the rest of the flder)


III. Include the following safety forms in the following order:

  • Invoice Receipt and school check or money order
  • 5 copies of SSEF and 1 copy of ISEF Abstract (Required – may be turned in during check-in)
  • Form 1 (Required)
  • Form 1A (Required)
  • Research Plan (Required)
  • Project Summary (Required)
  • Form 1B (Required)
  • Form 1C
  • Form 2
  • Form 3 (Required may need prior SRC Approval)
  • Form 4
  • Copy of one completed Informed Consent with personal information blocked-out
  • Verification of Informed Consent
  • Form 5A
  • Form 5B
  • Mortality Report
  • Form 6A
  • Form 6B
  • BSL 1 Assessment Checklist
  • BSL 2 Assessment Checklist
  • Form 7
  • SSEF Entry Form ( Required for The State Science and Engineering Fair)

Please bring Registration Packet to:
Department of Science
1501 NE 2nd Avenue Suite 327
Miami, FL 33132

 

  • Make sure to include a school check or money-order with the school name and correct amount for all entries (poster board, research paper, wood bridge).
  • No personal checks will be accepted.
  • Maximum of 15 entries per school.
  • Maximum of 5 entries to the International Bridge Building competition.

South Florida Science and Engineering Fair competition outline:

  • Online registration (December 14, 2016)
  • Receipt of documents (December 14, 2016)
  • Round 1 (January 9-13, 2017): Regional SRC    Review
  • Project Check –in (Feburary 3, 2017)
  • Final Round (February 4, 2017)

Round 1 – SRC/IRB

Project status notifications of Qualified, Disqualified, or Pending will be sent to Fair Coordinators and student participants through the emails provided in the registration beginning January 9th.


Description of the notifications:

Qualified (OK): Means the project has passed the Fair SRC/IRB review and can be checked in on February 3rd at the Science Complex – MDC North. Make sure the abstract is completed electronically and that the signature is dated after the end date of the experimentation. Please bring 5 completed copies of the abstract forms found above.

Disqualified (DQ): Means that the project has been disqualified due to procedural errors that cannot be corrected and will not be able to participate at the fair (final round). There is nothing else that needs to be done for these projects.

Pending (P): Means that the project has been reviewed but has minor inconsistencies that must be remedied during the check- in process (February 3, 2017). Please read the comments carefully and follow the rules and regulations. Bring copies of all the submitted forms, and include new forms appropriately completed and signed as described in the comments to save time during the check in process. Failure to provide the appropriate documentation/correct date/correct signature/etc., during the check-in process will result in the disqualification of the project.

All disqualified projects will not be able to present at the Regional Science and Engineering Fair on February 4, 2017.

Additional Information

Documents to help you complete the registration forms and preparation of the Project Display:

 

Please visit the following websites for additional information:


The State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida (SSEF) and the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)

Participation in the SSEF and ISEF can only occur through the selection process in the Regional Fair. Participating Regional Fair students in Middle and High Schools are eligible to be considered for the SSEF; only High school students are able to participate in the ISEF.

In order to be considered for the SSEF, the SSEF Entry form must be completed and turned in with the Registration Packet.

Please note that the Project Board space for the SSEF and ISEF competitions are exactly what is described in the ISEF Rules and Regulations.

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