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65thAnnual

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 65th 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.
  • Poster size for the South Florida Science and Engineering Fair cannot exceed 36" x 48".
  • Additional forms may be required (Use the ISEF Rules Wizard to help identify safety forms.)
  • Please read the Rules and Guidelines Handbook for 2018-2019 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. Research Papers

    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.
  • UPLOAD FORMS to your school folder in link below:
  • SFRSEF Shared Folder

  • View the SFRSEF Project Upload video for assistance.
  • SFRSEF upload tutorial

    Click above to view a tutorial on uploading forms

  • Forms for each project should be uploaded individually within your school folder.

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 Friday, December 7, 2018 - 4 PM.

Click Here & Register

3. Delivery of Payment

  • No late Registration will be accepted.
  • Projects without appropriate entry requirements will be disqualified.

Please bring Invoice And Check or Money Order to:
Department of Science
1501 NE 2nd Avenue Suite 327
Miami, FL 33132

 

  • Checks or money orders should be paid to MECA c/o Science Fair.
  • The MECA Internal funds number for schools is #GP00001120
  • SFRSEF Invoice/Receipt

  • 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 (November 1 through December 7, 2018)
  • Receipt of documents (November 1 through December 10, 2018)
  • Round 1 (December 13, 14, 17, 2018): Regional SRC    Review
  • Project Check –in (January 25 2019)
  • Final Round (January 26, 2019)

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 January 25, 2019 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 (January 25, 2019). 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 January 26, 2019.

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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