The 59th Annual Montgomery County Science Research Competition
Congratulations to all Montgomery County Schools/Teachers/and Students!
Congratulations to everyone for another successful MCSRC! All students eligible to move on must now get ready for DVSF which starts next week at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks. Click on the links below for the DVSF schedule and check in procedure. Also attached is a link to the Master List of Special Awards and a list of participating school in Montgomery County.
Each year the total score of each participating school is added up and the top three performers in each Division are ranked.
Important announcement about awards ceremony…
High School Ceremony starts at 1 pm
(Both ceremonies will be in the Honickman Auditorium)
Middle School Ceremony starts at 3pm
This year’s MCSRC will be held at the Floy Lewis Field House of Ursinus College. The first, second, and third place winners from each category in Divisions A-D and the first and second place winners in each category in Division E are being sent on to the Delaware Valley Science Fairs March 29th-31st. In addition to category competition, the DVSF Fair offers lots of opportunities for receiving special awards from a variety of different organizations and companies. MCSTA suggests that you check out their site on our links page!
The MCSRC requires a tri-fold display board, log book and research report, similar to those used in the DVSF and ISEF science fairs. Set-up day is Wednesday March 9th, so students can go from school or set up on their own time after school. Judging Day is Thursday March 10th, with awards assembly being Sunday March 13th @ Germantown Academy. Projects are divided by grade and then again by category. Unlike the PJAS competition, students are competing against the other students in their category. On the actual competition day, the category judges usually come by the projects in pairs of two. Students are expected to give a brief explanation of their projects and then answer any questions the judges have. Students are required to stay by their projects until their category judging has been completed.
Special judges are also roaming around the gym during competition day, looking for projects similar to the organization or company they represent. Students should give the special judges a VERY BRIEF summary of their project and answer any of their questions. Oftentimes, special judges will inquire about a student’s interest in that particular category and their school life. Answer accordingly. Project numbers of award winners can be viewed on the Montgomery County Science Teachers Association website on Thursday night.
This years competition runs through March 9th-10, 2016 at the Ursinus College Field House with the awards assemble March 13th at Germantown Academy.