TRFSEF Overview

Terra Rochester Finger Lakes
Science and Engineering Fair

St. John Fisher College
Rochester, New York

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Your internationally-affiliated science fair for Chemung, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and Yates counties

Eligibility
> Research / Engineering Design: Experimental data or engineering steps
Junior: Grades 6-8*  (Jr. R/ED)
Senior: Grades 9-12 (Sr. R/ED)
> Topic Presentations: Literature review or model, NO data
Grades 6-12 (Topic)

* Note: Younger students who place in 6th gr. math on this PDF may compete.

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Deadlines
Registration will open in January, 2018, with a mid-February deadline.
Note: In order to start your registration, you need only project title and completed safety paperwork. Be sure to get that safety paperwork in place as soon as you decide on your project! Your final data and report are due in March on Fair Day.

We also expect you to register for local fairs for which you are eligible and the E3 sponsored by the Rochester Engineering Society on March 26th. Take every one of the great opportunities available to you to learn from mentors and share your work – E3, 4-H, Scouts, science and engineering clubs at school, fairs in your district, museum and nature center camps, Science Olympiad, FIRST and other robotics challenges – to stretch your mind and grow your abilities.

Students
Senior R/ED paperwork – download your forms at the IISEF site LINK
Project idea wizard at Science Buddies LINK
How do I do a research project? PDF
How do I do a topic presentation? PDF

Adults (parents, teachers, mentors)
Please review the material for your students and consider volunteering or judging.
You can also check out:
Science Buddies (useful info, kits not necessary)  LINK

Judges
Judge registration will also open in January, 2018.
R/ED judging rubric PDF
Topic Presentation judging rubric PDF

Volunteers
Volunteer registration will also open in January, 2018.
Contact the fair director if you are interested in serving on our committee now. We need people who believe in big dreams for kids. Committee members are not just scientists!

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