North Jersey Regional Science Fair: March 13–14, 2015 at Rutgers University, College Avenue Campus, New Brunswick, NJ (http://www.njrsf.org)
The North Jersey Regional Science Fair (NJRSF) is a non-profit organization that holds an exhibition of student science projects, grades 9 through 12, and is affiliated with the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). The NJRSF covers 10 counties in Northern New Jersey: Bergen, Essex, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren. In addition, students not covered by another ISEF affiliated fair may also enter the NJRSF. Students exhibit their projects in competition for a wide variety of awards. Projects may be done individually or in a small group. Most projects are investigative in nature, posing and attempting to answer a question or problem, either through experimentation and design or in a theoretical sense. All areas of Math, Science and Engineering are included.
There are two important deadlines for entering the fair. The first is the Pre-certification Deadline, December 1, 2014, for approval of projects involving human or animal subjects, pathogens, or recombinant DNA. The second is the Entry Deadline, February 5, 2015. Student’s research plans must be reviewed and approved by an advisor, such as a parent or teacher. The advisor must also review the safety certification checklist with the student to guarantee the student has qualified supervision for potentially hazardous work.
There is a wide array of awards and prizes offered by the NJRSF, including: A Four Year Academic Award for NJIT; Summer Research Opportunities; Summer Science Programs at Stevens and NJIT; and 300 Other Awards and Prizes with a total worth of over $5000 in Cash and U.S. Savings Bonds. The grand prize is an expense paid trip for four students and their advisors to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, which is being held in Pittsburgh, PA, May 10 – 15, 2015. The NJRSF provides the only route from the 10 counties to gain entry to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). These ISEF finalists can then compete for more than $3 million in awards and prizes.
For more information, please contact either:
Rose Kopf (908) 582-5280 Rose.Kopf@alcatel-lucent.com
Bill Suits (908) 234-9240 email@example.com
You may also visit our website at http://www.njrsf.org.
-Kathy Ernst, NJSTA President
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