To all Science Fair Sponsors
THE 2018 MONTGOMERY COUNTY SCIENCE RESEARCH COMPETITION
IMPORTANT CHANGES FOR 2018
** Individual student registration fee is $20.00. School registration fee is tiered. Schools entering 1-24 students pay $50.00. Schools entering over 24 students pay $75.00.
**School attendance at a rules meeting IS MANDATORY. One representative from each school must attend one of two meetings. This person is responsible for disseminating information to the rest of his/her colleagues.
The 61st annual Montgomery County Science Research Competition dates are:
Saturday Sept 30 Phil and Melody (only) will SRC protocols received by 9-27-17.
Thursday Oct 12 MANDATORY rules meeting NPHS 4-5:15 Room C18
Wednesday Oct 25 MANDATORY rules meeting Upper Dublin MCSTA mini-convention
Saturday Oct 28 AND Dec 2 SRC Committee meetings at North Penn High School. All protocols MUST be received by the prior Wednesday.
Thursday, Dec 14 All corrected protocols must be to Phil or Melody (no new protocols)
Monday, Jan 8 Start of internet registration. Sponsor contact info will be collected at the rules meetings and passwords provided accordingly. Passwords are the same as last year. Protocol information is to be entered via internet BY TEACHER-SPONSOR ONLY!
Friday, Jan 19 End of internet registration.
Wednesday, Jan 24 Registration Meeting – This is the deadline for entry school registration forms and rosters, student hardcopy protocols with preliminary abstract attached using MCSRC abstract form, and 2 checks: one for the total student registrations ($20/student) and one check for school registration. Registration fees are tiered this year and not refundable. Schools entering 1-24 students pay $50.00. Schools entering more than 24 pay $75.00. Everything must be hand delivered to the Director(s) between 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM at North Penn High School in C18.
Saturday, Jan 27 Phil and Melody coordinate entry information.
Saturday, Feb 18 Please contact Phil if you can volunteer to set up the fair on Monday, March 3.
Monday, March 5 Setup at the Ursinus Field House. We start at 3:30 PM and are usually done in 2 hours if we have enough help. WE NEED YOU!
Tuesday, March 6 Project Setup – (There is NO electricity at MCSRC or DEL VAL.) Setup of registered projects will begin at 8:00 AM. The setup will end at 5:00 PM. Students must be off the floor at this time. No student will be permitted to the floor for setup after 4:30 PM. Students should bring a blue or black pen for completing the approval forms as well as any equipment (tape, pliers, hammer, etc.) to setup. Bring 10 copies of the project’s abstract on MCSRC abstract form. One copy is to be handed in at the registration table with the project number on the upper right hand corner. One copy should be mounted on the board in the upper left hand corner. The rest are left with the project. The project number should be put on all of items (logbooks, research papers, etc) including abstracts at your display. NO school names should appear on any papers or the front of the board. On the back, bottom center of the board should be the student and school name AND school phone number ONE INCH HIGH. Students who have computers with their exhibit may bring them on judging day. A card found at the project site will be filled out indicating participation in the Delaware Valley Science Fair in April if selected to go. Hand this card in at the registration desk with abstract.
Wednesday, March 7 Judging Day 9:00 – 12:00 PM – Divisions A, B, C, & D (Grades 12-9)
All exhibitors must be at their projects at 9:00 AM. Students will sit at their projects for the judging. They must remain at their project until the Director dismisses them. Projects are to be taken home after the judging is completed. There will be no public viewing of projects this year. No cell phones or walkie-talkies are to be used during judging.
1:30 – 5:00 PM Division E (Grades 6-8)
All exhibitors must be at their projects at 1:30 PM. Students will sit at their projects for the judging. They must remain at their project until the Director dismisses them. Projects are to be taken home after the judging is completed. There will be no public viewing of projects this year. No cell phones or walkie-talkies are to be used during judging.
The numbers of the winning projects will be posted on the Internet at the end of the judging that evening after 7 PM. Once again, the Special Award winners will be kept separate from the regular Division winners.
ASSISTANCE by each school is needed to take down tables and pack MCSRC materials starting as soon as students are dismissed at 5PM.
Friday, March 9 Awards Ceremony at Ursinus College
Divisions A-D (High School) Awards Grades 9-12 5:00
Division E (Middle School) Awards Grades 6 – 8 6:30