DSD is for students in grades 5 to 12. Students who will reach age 21 on or before May 1, 2007 are not eligible.
SEORSEF is for student in grades 9 to 12. Students who will reach age 21 on or before May 1, 2007 are not eligible.
Students with interdisciplinary projects such as forensic chemistry, gerontology, smoking, nutrition, and material sciences, should pick the closest area of emphasis of their project. Using the information in the abstract and the research plan, we may change the field of judging of a project. The first judges may recommend that a project be re-judged in more than one area.
The finalists chosen to participate in the 2007 Intel ISEF can modify their displays after the State Science Day or prepare a new one for the ISEF which allows a larger display and additional items according to the INTEL ISEF Display and Safety Regulations on p. 6-8 of the 2007 International Rules of Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). Click on the highlighted Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) to order, view, print, or download the 2007 rule book, the student handbook, and all the ISEF forms you may need.
For all students:
Dr. James Y. Tong, Director of DSD/SEORSEF
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
136 Clippinger Laboratories
Athens, OH 45701-2979
If your proposed local fair date is too close to February 16, 2007, please send by e-mail immediately to Dr. Tong, your fair date, the estimated number of projects from your school may enter the DSD / SEORSEF, and when and how you propose to deliver the entry package to Dr. Tong.
The entry fee may be submitted in one check or money order, or in separate checks or money orders.
The school package must include a School Information Form (blue form) which must list names of judges and the contact person and their email addresses. Please send at least one judge for every five entries. A minimum of one judge is required if the number of entries does not exceed five. No entry will be accepted without the completed blue school information form and judges. A Microsoft Word version of the School Information Form is available on-line. If you cannot use the on-line Word document, please contact the Director for a hardcopy form, at the address listed above.
If the students have participated in a local science fair or academic fair at their schools, we expect the school to send us only students who have received superior ratings at the local fairs. A local fair may include schools in one or more school districts of the county.
Students, who are home-schooled or whose schools do not have a local science fair or academic fair, may submit their entries to the DSD/SEORSEF, if a teacher or other responsible administrator of each school will send all the entries from that school in one package with a completely filled out blue school information form, including a minimum of one judge if the number of entries does not exceed five, to reach Dr. Tong no later than February 16, 2007. If there are more than five entries from a school, the one judge per five entries rule will apply. Students who are not home schooled should contact their school teacher or administrator before they start their project.
Each home schools should use a uniform home school name that begins with the first and last name of one parent or guardian followed by "Home School". For example, for children of Jack and Jill Hill who are home schooled, their school name can be either Jack Hill Home School" or "Jill Hill Home School". The names of both parents or guardians will be given in publicity release without the made-up name of your home school.
The research plan must include the following, with only one blank line after each of the listed item:
If the number of such students exceeds the District 2007 quota, they will be ranked by points received and by class. Depending on the number of students and the District Quota, the highest ranked students will be eligible to apply as participants. Some may be eligible to apply as alternates. Some of the lowest ranked students may not be eligible to participate in the SSD.
James Tong modified this file (http://www.ohiou.edu/scifair/2007.htm) on December 5, 2006.
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