Essay on 2015 CCSTEMExpo GeneralEntryRules Requirements 030215

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2015 Central Coast STEM Expo

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General Entry Rules and Requirements
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Presentation Display

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Descriptive Document

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Discussion/Interview with Judges

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Individual Entries and Team Entries

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Judging and Entry Levels

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Creativity

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Parental Involvement

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Safety Requirements

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Authority

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Entry Directions

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Attachment A – Central Coast STEM Expo Judging Sheet

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Attachment B – Science Project Display Guideline

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Attachment C – STEM Project Display Guideline

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Revisions

March, 2015

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General Entry Rules and Requirements

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General Requirements
——Entries in ALL categories must meet these requirements to be considered for judging ——

1. Presentation Display


Each entry must have a descriptive display to be placed on top of a table for the day of the Science,
Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Expo event.



The Form of the required display is up to the entrant. It can be the common “tri-fold” type presentation board, PowerPoint (PPT) or Prezi electronic presentation or it can be something else that provides the same functionality.



The purpose of this display is to show the judge or reviewer the goal of the project entry and the various steps or conclusions that were involved.



See Attachments C and D for two examples of STEM Expo project display options.

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1.2.

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Space limitations


The space for the presentation display is limited to a maximum of 48” wide by 30” deep by 9’ high (there is no minimum size specified). Exhibits should be durable and built to stand up without a wall for support.



The display will be placed on a table with other entries, and may hang off of the edge of the table towards the floor. However, it cannot extend more than 1” in front of the table.

Additional space


If additional space is needed, it can be provided as another 48” X 30”space next to the assigned spot •

If a floor space is used the student is responsible for providing a “link” notification to guide the viewers to the correct location. This link should include the entrant’s name, entry title, and directions to the exhibit (which will be added on-site at the event).



Please indicate the need for additional space on your entry form

Judging and review of display
The presentation display will be evaluated as one of the aspects of judging for the category. As a minimum the following will be reviewed:


Display (tri-fold board, electronic presentation or other) is neat, easy to read, has an accurate/informative title and the layout is in appropriate logical order.



If illustrations, photos, charts or graphs are used, they are appropriate, add to the understanding of the entry and appropriate credit is given to the owner/originator.



See the STEM Expo Judging Sheet (Attachment A) item 5 for further information on Display judging criteria

2. Descriptive Document (Optional)


Each entry may have a descriptive document that is separate from, but shown as part of, the display (See
Item 1).



For most categories, this is an optional item for an entry, but it does show as a positive factor for review.



This document’s purpose is to provide the viewers with additional insight into the processes,

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conclusions, details, etc. of the entry.


2.1.

Examples: a log book showing progress and occurrences over time; a report including problem statement, findings and conclusions

Size and Features


There is no limit to the length of the document, however providing extensive extraneous information is not recommended.



This document should be grammatically correct, organized and free from spelling errors.



If illustrations, photos, charts or graphs are used, they are appropriate and add…