Online Project Registration FAQs

  1. What if I can’t fill in all of the information on the Required Forms right now?

  2. There are a lot of forms in the application — which forms must I fill out?

  3. My project is a Team Project, should all of us register online?

  4. What are the Supplemental Forms?

  5. Why do I have to fill out the forms recommended by the Quick Guide?

  6. What do I do if the symbols on the pdf don’t match what I typed in online?


What if I can’t fill in all of the information on the Required Forms right now?

If you cannot complete one or all of the forms at this time, save a copy of the forms to your hard drive or to a USB drive. When you are ready to complete the forms, fill in all information, and save a copy back to your hard drive or flash drive. You will need to print out a copy, obtain the necessary signatures, and send to NYCSEF by the application deadline (postmark: December 13, 2017).


There are a lot of forms in the application — which forms must I fill out?

All projects need to complete all forms in the Required Forms list generated on your personal application page.


My project is a Team Project, should all of us register online?

Each team must identify a TEAM LEADER and assign them as Student #1.  If you are Student #1 or the Team Leader, you are in charge of registering the project and your team (Student #2/Student #3) online.  The Team Leader (Student #1) will be responsible for all communication regarding the project, including registration, application materials, status updates, any requests for additional documentation, and directions for check-in at the fairs.

If you are not Student #1, you do not need to register online for NYCSEF.  However you should verify your information on the Team Information Form, and fill in your individual Approval Form (Form 1B) with the necessary signatures for the completed Application for the 2018 NYCSEF.


What are the Supplemental Forms?

Depending on the type of research being conducted, your project may need other forms.   For example, if you are conducting a survey you will need to submit a Human Participants Form 4.

Why do I have to fill out the forms recommended by the Quick Guide?

The supplemental forms are generally needed if research involves human subjects, vertebrates, microbes, chemicals or activities that may require safety precautions.  NYCSEF follows the national and international recommended rules and guidelines for pre-college research which requires that students who conduct research involving human subjects, vertebrates, microbes, dangerous chemicals or activities disclose their methods and safety protocol.  By completing these forms, discussing safety precautions or regulated experimental protocols, you alleviate any concerns regarding student and/or research subject care and safety.  Not submitting these forms will jeopardize the review and approval of your project.

The quick guide results are based on your answers to specific questions about the nature of your experiments.  Those recommended supplemental forms are required  by the NYCSEF Scientific Review Committee to review your project and for approval to present your research at the fairs.

You do not need to use the quick guide if you are ready to apply to NYCSEF.  All the forms you will most likely need to submit will be listed on your personal application webpage when you are ready to apply.

 

What do I do if the symbols on the pdf don’t match what I typed in online?

The program that converts what is entered online to a pdf does not allow for symbols. Please whiteout or leave a space and write in the correct symbol after printing.

Upcoming Dates & Deadlines

  1. 13Dec2017 NYCSEF Project Application Due Date
  2. 04Mar2018 NYCSEF Preliminary Round @ The City College of New York.
  3. 20Mar2018 NYCSEF Finals Round @ The American Museum of Natural History
  4. 26Mar2018 NYCSEF Awards Ceremony @ The Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Borough of Manhattan Community College
  5. 13May2018 International Science & Engineering Fair Week May, 13-18 in Pittsburgh, PA

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