If you have any questions about Science Fair please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Inga Pinnix: Secondary Science Fair Facilitator
Michelle McGurr: Secondary Science Fair Co-Facilitator
Projects which require approval from DCPS and additional forms prior to beginning the experiment:
- Use of Humans (depending on the project, students need approval of an MD, Nurse Practitioner or Registered Nurse, or a person with an MS in Sociology or Psychology)
- Use of Vertebrate Animals (need approval of a Veterinarian or Vet Assistant)
- Potentially Hazardous Biological Agents (must be done with a qualified scientist with limitations as to the type of agent allowed and the location of the experiments)
- Hazardous Chemicals, Activities, and Devices (depending on the project, students must work with a qualified scientist [chemicals above 1 M concentration or with specific risks based on the Safety Data Sheet information] or supervised by an adult [use of power tools or certain chemicals])
- Students can use the ISEF Wizard to determine whether their projects fall into one of these categories, or can contact the Secondary Science team at email@example.com.
Projects conducted at a research institution require form 1C, and projects continuing from a previous year require form 7.
Link to ISEF forms: https://sspcdn.blob.core.windows.net/files/Documents/SEP/ISEF/2021/Forms/All.pdf
Link to ISEF Rules booklet: https://sspcdn.blob.core.windows.net/files/Documents/SEP/ISEF/2021/Rules/Book.pdf
Link to ISEF forms wizard to determine which forms to use: https://ruleswizard.societyforscience.org/
We are unable to alter the ISEF form which has 21 categories.
The following categories will not be used, and if students check these categories, we will reassign them:
Computational Biology & Bioinformatics
Translational Medical Sciences