INFORMATIONAL GUIDELINES FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS
Scheduled Date - Saturday JUNE 2, 2018 at the State University of New York at Buffalo
The State Science Congress has a junior and a senior division. Students may work alone or in a team of up to three participants.
HOW TO QUALIFY FOR THE STATE SCIENCE CONGRESS:
(1) Chosen from a Regional Science Congress
(2) If there is no Regional Science Congress in the student’s area, he or she may be sponsored by a local public or private school.
Direct entry sponsored student research must be sent to the State Director by March 31st of the year of the competition. The State Science Congress Committee will make the final decision as to whether the student can compete. All rules and regulations must be followed. Check the STANYS website (www.stanys.org) for the nearest Science Congress and to download all forms.
TEACHER AND ADULT SPONSORS: Every student must have a teacher sponsor in the school where he/she is enrolled. Parents/guardians, friends, or any other adult mentor cannot sponsor the student to our fair. HOWEVER, any qualified adult may act as a research mentor for the student. This adult sponsor is the person who is directly involved with the student and his/her research and may be a parent. The adult sponsor is responsible for the safety of the student at all times.
STANYS SCIENCE CONGRESS SECTION APPROVAL FORM: All participants must submit the official science congress approval form. The safety of the student investigator and human subjects must be carefully monitored by the adult sponsor.
STUDENTS MUST DO ALL WORK: Sponsors may help in planning and advising, but parents, teachers, or friends may not actually design, conduct or build the project. Abuses of this rule will result in disqualification. All students are expected to be able to answer questions regarding the design and development of every phase of their projects. All portions of the abstract and research paper must be the original work of the student.
Informational LetTers & Required Forms (2018)
Please view and read each of the items below:
NYSSC Dear Section Chair and Science Congress Director - General letter to individuals running local science fairs.
NYSSC Dear Regional Congress Finalist -
NYSSC SCORING RUBRIC - Judging criteria and point system used by the judges.
Note: Required Forms must be received by Thursday, May 11, 2017
NYSSC REGIONAL SCIENCE CONGRESS REPORT - Local Science Fair Chairs indicate which students will be attending the State Science Fair and person responsible for fee payment.
NYSSC PROJECT APPROVAL FORM - Student provides information about research and approval by parent, Advisor and Mentor
NYSSC STUDENT REGISTRATION FORM -Student provides identifying information about themselves, their Advisor, the project and along with verification of research.
NYSSC REGISTRATION FEE FORM - Student provides information about the party responsible for the fee payment.
NYSSC MEDICAL RELEASE FORM - Parent provides relative emergency medical information.
NYSSC CHAPERONE & GUEST FORM - Student provides information about chaperone and number of guests.