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Who may participate in the Region III Science & Engineering Fair?

 

We are looking for the top projects from your school fair from grades 5-12 and recommend sending only students who are overall fair winners or who place at the top of your fair
categories (1st & 2nd placesonlyor 1st, 2nd, & 3rd places).  We understand that some categories may have several excellent projects while other categories may have poor projects. 
Therefore, the final decision is left to the school fair director to determine which projects best represent the excellence of their school. Please make sure all your Regional participants complete the online registration process by the January 19, 2018 deadline so that we have plenty of time to their status. If you would like, the science fair school director may enter all student registration online; however, please be sure to enter the correct spellings for names and T-shirt sizes since we will be placing orders in time for the regional fair. Also, make sure your 5th graders understand that they are not eligible to progress to the state science fair until they reach 6th grade, but we invite them to participate at the regional fair to gain experience and confidence for next year.

 

How do participating students register?

 

Each participating student/team will need to complete the Region III website registration application to include information necessary for SRC review. The form is located at http://ulm.edu/sciencefair.  They will then need to complete online registration immediately after your school fair. You may ask that each student register individually or you may register online for each student, but please make sure
that the online information entered matches their information paper form exactly.

 

How much is the registration fee?

 

The fee for each project (individual or team) participating at the Region III Science and Engineering Fair is $10. The registration fee may
be paid by check or money order only and made out to The University of Louisiana at Monroe. Include “Region III Science & Engineering Fair” (R3SEF) in the “notes” section of the check. Please send payment as soon as possible after the online registration is completed.  If your school is paying the fee for all students with one check, please include a list of students’ names that are covered in the payment. Payment must be received
no later than Friday, January 19, 2018.

 

What forms should be sent?

 

There are a number of forms required from each participant.  The required forms are detailed on the website at http://ulm.edu/sciencefair.  Please note that in addition to the ISEF forms, the R3SEF Student/Project Information Form must be included for each student and team members. NOTE: Attached are the Intel rule updates or revisions
from last year. Several required forms have been revised as well and can be found in the
2017-2018 Intel ISEF International Rules and Guidelines. 

 

Each participating region must send ONE copy of each project-required form to the science fair office (School of Sciences Office, CNSB 310), including the R3SEF Instruction Sheet attached, for each student. 
IMPORTANT: Do not send the originals of the forms to our office—these are to be kept by the teacher or the student and brought to the fair. 
Students can send the forms individually, but it is usually easier to receive the forms from your school participants as online documents via the registration site.

 

Please check the forms very carefully for completeness and accuracy before you send them, including all signatures and properly executed approval dates.  Due to the
tight timeline, sending incomplete or incorrect forms could jeopardize a student’s participation in the fair. Please contact one of the R3SEF Committee Members if you have questions pertaining to projects in each of their areas of expertise.

 

Other useful information and copies of all forms can be found at the Intel ISEF Document Library at:  https://student.societyforscience.org/forms

 

Where forms should be sent?

 

The forms may be mailed or hand-delivered to our office:

 

R3SEF - ULM School of Sciences Office

 

Attn: Telitha Doke & Amanda L. Thompson                                           

School of Sciences Office

3908 Northeast Drive

CNSB 310

Monroe, LA 71203

                                   

For hand-delivery:  Exit onto 165-N from I-20. Continue North to Northeast Drive (Light at Taco Bell) and take a Right onto campus. Continue to the first stop light at Northeast Drive and University Drive. The blonde building to your immediate right is the Chemistry & Natural Sciences Building (CNSB). Proceed to the Northwest corner of the third floor to the offices in room 310, the sign on the outside of the building can be seen to the right as you pass the building from Northeast Drive. The School of Sciences Office hours are Monday-Thursday, 7:30am-5pm and 7:30-11am Friday.

 

If you have questions, please email us at either doke@ulm.edu (Telitha Doke) or athompson@ulm.edu (Amanda Thompson).

 

What will be done with the required forms I send for my students?

 

Upon submission, forms for each student will be forwarded to the R3SEF Scientific Review Committee (SRC). Once the SRC has completed its review, you will be notified
via email if there is a problem with your students’ required forms.  Given the volume of projects; SRC review may take a week. Please make sure all students have registered online so that we may begin the review process and have contact information for additional questions or
requirements.

 

What will happen when a student arrives to set up at the fair?

 

Students will be assigned table numbers where they will set up their projects.  After setting up, each project must undergo a check by the Display and Safety Committee. 
After being cleared, the student may leave the building and return the next day for judging.  The next day, the student may find a colored page with a list of items that need to be modified if they win and progress to the state science fair. Please understand that these items will not affect the student’s chance of competing at the regional fair but may disqualify them if they move on to the state science fair.

 

Will electrical connections be available and can student use laptops/handheld electronic devices at the fair?

 

Students will be able to use their battery-powered laptops and other battery-powered equipment at the fair, as long as the item complies with safety regulations. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items; therefore, students are strongly encouraged to keep up with their personal items. Electricity in the exhibit hall will be extremely limited. If a student has a project that requires electricity from a source other than a battery, please contact the R3SEF office no later than January 19, 2018. Note that students requiring electricity
will be placed as close to their normal judging category as possible during competition; however, outlet availability may require them to be located elsewhere in the competition area.

 

Will students receive a R3SEF t-shirt?

 

All participants will receive a free Region III Science & Engineering Fair t-shirt and participation ribbon.We encourage everyone, students and teachers alike, to register online with their desired T-shirt size. Please make sure you have received the correct T-shirt size before you leave on Mon., Feb. 5th (check in). Students are asked to wear jeans (modest/not cut up or ripped) and their R3SF T-shrits to the competition on Tuesday, Feb. 6th.

 

What else do I need to know?

 

Students who register to attend R3SEF will receive a confirmation notice when they submit their information during the online registration process.

 

The following information will also be available on the Region III page of our website
for your use as we get closer to the 2018 dates http://ulm.edu/sciencefair.

 

1.    
Congratulations Letter to Regional Science Fair Participants 

2.    
Check-In and Setup Instructions, Fair Schedule and Judging Criteria

3.    
Display & Safety Regulations - Checklist

4.    
ULM Campus Map and Parking Instructions

5.     List of Categories & Descriptions for each

                                   

Finally, please remind your students that they are responsible for the security of their personal items, including notebook computers and other electronic equipment. Also, remind students and parents that we do not allow chairs of any kind on the competition floor.

 

We are looking forward to seeing you at R3SEF.  If we can be of assistance in any way, please contact us at (http://ulm.edu/sciencefair ) or at the following phone numbers: 318-342-1914 (Director) or 318-342-1816 (Assistant Director).

 

Telitha Doke, M.S. (Director) & Amanda L. Thompson, M.S., M.A.T. (Assistant Director)


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