How to participate in Science & Engineering Fair…


1) Choose a sponsor

Read about who can SPONSOR your project

2) Attend a Workshop (optional, but encouraged)

Check the CALENDAR in September for scheduled workshops.

3) Choose a project

There are many considerations that go into choosing your project. Review the following information before launching into your project:

Project Categories / Fields of Study Judging Criteria Review the RSEF Documentation Checklist (See below) Review the Planning & Preparation section of the website Determine whether your project requires pre-approval via ADDITIONAL PROJECT FORMS (See below)

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4) Complete and submit application and forms by DEADLINES

REQUIRED FORMS  RSEF Documentation Checklist – Form 1 – Checklist for Adult Sponsor / Safety Assessment Form – Form 1A – Student Checklist Form – RSEF Research Plan Template – Form 1B – Approval Form – Official RSEF Abstract Form

ADDITIONAL FORMS (as needed, determined by Field of Study) – Form 1C – Regulated Research Institutional / Industrial Setting Form – Form 2 – Qualified Scientist Form – Form 3 – Risk Assessment Form – Form 4 – Human Participants Form – Sample Informed Consent Statement – SSEF of Florida Verification of Informed Consent Form – Form 5 – Vertebrate Animal Form (5A and 5B) – SSEF of Florida Mortality Report – Form 6A – Potentially Hazardous Biological Agents Form – Form 6B – Human and Vertebrate Tissue Form – SSEF of Florida BSL-1 or BSL-2 Safety Assessment – Form 7 – Continuation Projects Form

5) Enter your School-based Science Fair

6) Most Importantly: Have fun, Stay safe, Enjoy the experience!

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