Central NM Science & Engineering Research Challenge

Ages:Elementary, Middle School, High School

Types:Submission, Fair, Presentation

Categories:Science, STEM

Scope:Local

December 1, 2018 Registration Opens

February 4, 2019 Registration Closes

The mission of the Central NM Science & Engineering Research Challenge (Central NM-SERC) is to interest young students in research and the process of inquiry as well as to promote science, technology, engineering, math and healthcare as academic as well as potential career choices.

The Central NM Science & Engineering Research Challenge is an Intel ISEF Affiliated Fair (http://www.societyforscience.org/isef) which allows high school level students to compete for the ability to participate at the Intel ISEF as Finalists. Awards totaling up to $60,000+ are given annually. Both middle and high school participants at the Central NM-SERC compete for the opportunity to move on to the NM State Science & Engineering Fair (http://www.nmt.edu/~science/fair).

Research projects (individual or small group up to 3 students) require students to demonstrate scientific research principles, answer questions, or develop solutions to engineering problems/needs through inquiry-based learning as well as developing analytical and written/oral communication skills. Student research projects can be utilized to meet a number of State & National education standards/benchmarks. Research Challenge students MUST reside in the Central NM Region in order to be eligible.

The Central NM Science & Engineering Research Challenge adheres to the judging guidelines set forth by the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF). The judges award points based upon the following criteria:
  1. Research Question (scientific research) or Research Problem (engineering projects) – 10 Points Max
  2. Design and Methodology – 15 points Max
  3. Data Collection (scientific research) or Construction & Testing (engineering projects) – 20 Points Max
  4. Creativity – 20 Points Max
  5. Presentation (Display Board/Poster) – 20 Points Max
  6. Presentation (Interview) – 25 Points Max
Each project is judged by three judges whenever possible. These judge scores are then averaged together and each project is ranked in its category based on this average score. Once the judges have this raw data available, they meet (or “caucus”) with all the other judges in their category to discuss the projects and decide on the final category rankings. The rankings from the caucus meetings are the “official” place rankings for each category and take into consideration BOTH the original raw average scores AND the results of the judges’ caucus meeting discussions.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: http://stemed.unm.edu/central-new-mexico-science-engineering-research-challenge

Managing Organization: UNM STEM-H Center for Outreach, Research & Education

Contact:
Erin Garcia
scifair@unm.edu
505-277-4916

Entry Fee: $27.50 per student 6th-12th grade; $15 per student 4th/5th Grade

This competition is open to students in Elementary, Middle School, High School.

December 1, 2018 Registration Opens

February 4, 2019 Registration Closes

Overview

The mission of the Central NM Science & Engineering Research Challenge (Central NM-SERC) is to interest young students in research and the process of inquiry as well as to promote science, technology, engineering, math and healthcare as academic as well as potential career choices.

The Central NM Science & Engineering Research Challenge is an Intel ISEF Affiliated Fair (http://www.societyforscience.org/isef) which allows high school level students to compete for the ability to participate at the Intel ISEF as Finalists. Awards totaling up to $60,000+ are given annually. Both middle and high school participants at the Central NM-SERC compete for the opportunity to move on to the NM State Science & Engineering Fair (http://www.nmt.edu/~science/fair).

Process

Research projects (individual or small group up to 3 students) require students to demonstrate scientific research principles, answer questions, or develop solutions to engineering problems/needs through inquiry-based learning as well as developing analytical and written/oral communication skills. Student research projects can be utilized to meet a number of State & National education standards/benchmarks. Research Challenge students MUST reside in the Central NM Region in order to be eligible.

Criteria

The Central NM Science & Engineering Research Challenge adheres to the judging guidelines set forth by the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF). The judges award points based upon the following criteria:
  1. Research Question (scientific research) or Research Problem (engineering projects) – 10 Points Max
  2. Design and Methodology – 15 points Max
  3. Data Collection (scientific research) or Construction & Testing (engineering projects) – 20 Points Max
  4. Creativity – 20 Points Max
  5. Presentation (Display Board/Poster) – 20 Points Max
  6. Presentation (Interview) – 25 Points Max
Each project is judged by three judges whenever possible. These judge scores are then averaged together and each project is ranked in its category based on this average score. Once the judges have this raw data available, they meet (or “caucus”) with all the other judges in their category to discuss the projects and decide on the final category rankings. The rankings from the caucus meetings are the “official” place rankings for each category and take into consideration BOTH the original raw average scores AND the results of the judges’ caucus meeting discussions.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: http://stemed.unm.edu/central-new-mexico-science-engineering-research-challenge

Managing Organization: UNM STEM-H Center for Outreach, Research & Education

Contact:
Erin Garcia
scifair@unm.edu
505-277-4916

Entry Fee: $27.50 per student 6th-12th grade; $15 per student 4th/5th Grade

This competition is open to students in Elementary, Middle School, High School.

Deadlines

December 1, 2018 Registration Opens

February 4, 2019 Registration Closes