Important message for sponsors about registration!
Please email me your name, school, and a telephone number where I can contact you if you do not have/do not remember your password for internet registration. Please also contact other sponsors (teachers) that might be new or not included on last year’s email list who are sponsoring science fair students this year. When I receive your information (via email) I will send you your password (although they are the same as last year if you participated). Please follow the instructions below to register your students.
It is important for you to carefully follow the directions in this letter so that all of your students will get registered for this year’s MCSRC. As you know, the only way to register is by the Internet. No other provision has been made to register your student’s information. YOU should be the only one entering your student’s information. For security reasons, do not let students enter their own information. Also, you should not let anyone know your password. You can start registering your students on January 8th and continue until, January 19th ending at 12 midnight. Do not wait to register until the last few days! If everyone were to do this, some of you might not be able to enter your students. You do not need to enter all of your students at one time. You can spread your work out and you will also be able to change information as you see fit. A new field that has been added by request of DVSF and INTEL is the student’s age. The project title that you enter MUST match the title on the protocol that you will hand in on Wednesday, January 24th at North Penn High School in Room C18 from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM.
(Instructions to register on the Internet)
The URL for the MCSRC is:
Go to this page and follow the instructions. PUT THE PROJECT IN FIRST
Use the login name (Your last name starting with a capital letter) and password (the four digit number).
Do not use all caps when entering information.
Example: JONES — Wrong Jones — Correct
Your name has already been entered into the database. You need to type in each student’s registration information. If you are having any difficulties or have questions contact me or Melody:
In addition to this Internet Registration, you are required to bring each student’s paperwork to North Penn High School on Wednesday, January 24th and two checks payable to MCSTA (one for your school registration and one totaling the registration fee of $20/per student).
Philip Rittenhouse – Director MCSRC
Melody Leithold – Assistant Director
Melody J. Leithold PhD
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. 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. 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.