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Science Research Competition

Science Research Competition

Important Dates

On-line submission of all project forms and paperwork:  1/28/22, by the end of the day. 

Disclaimer- STEM Wizard is Third-party software. This software has been adopted by the Delaware Valley Science Fair as a way to collect and administer documentation relevant to their competition. Rowan College of South Jersey-Cumberland campus is using STEM Wizard as the platform to collect documentation and conduct the 2022 Science Research Competition. The use of this platform will allow a seamless transfer of information from our regional fair to the DVSF. Prior to using this software, please read the privacy statement and information, security protocols, that are provided by STEM Wizard. Upon acceptance of the conditions set forth, you may complete the registration process.

FINAL deadline for all projects that need correction is February 7th, 2022

The period January 28 through February 7 is for the correction and resubmission of projects. No new projects should be submitted after February 7. Students and teachers should retain their originals and submit only copies of the paperwork. All projects with completed applications and forms that are received on or before February 7, 2022 will be accepted into the competition.

Dates

Presentation pdfs and video interviews must be in STEM Wizard
End of the day on 2/14/22.
Judging
2/15/22-2/22/22
Virtual Finalist Ceremony
2/24/22
Award Ceremony
3/3/22 at 10:00am (This date and time are tentative and will be confirmed)

Registration and Deadlines

The Rowan College South Jersey, Cumberland Campus Science Research Competition serves as a Regional Fair for the Delaware Valley Science Fair.  As such, we will be adhering to the guidelines and rules outlined in the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) rulebook.  For further information, please visit the Delaware Valley Science Fair website at www.dvsf.org or select "rules" from our menu.

You can download the required registration forms from our website (see Required Forms-Link to DVSF page) or the Delaware Valley Science Fair website at www.dvsf.org.  As soon as possible, students should complete and submit:

  • Research plan
  • ISEF Form 1
  • ISEF Form 1a
  • ISEF Form 1b
  • ISEF Form 3 and
  • any other ISEF forms which are required due to the nature of that student's experiment (see SRC approval section below). 

Each teacher who is sponsoring students will upload required documents for their students into a STEM Wizard.

Team projects must have a complete set of paperwork completed for each team member. 

We welcome early paperwork submission. This will allow for early detection of projects which may need approval and additional forms before research begins.

Please review your students' paperwork for thoroughness and completeness, as incomplete forms will be returned.


Please contact Richard Taylor or Michelle Swerdlow when forms have been submitted:
 

Contact Info

 Richard Taylor
 856-200-4626 or [email protected]

 Michelle Swerdlow
 856-200-4522 [email protected]


Please note that research CANNOT begin for projects involving Vertebrate Animals, Humans or Potentially Hazardous Biological Agents until approval is received by the CCC/DVSF-SRC. Examples of commonly submitted experiments that require approval include:  culturing any bacteria (such as setting food out to decompose); experimenting on the family pet, fish or amphibians; surveying classmates or family members by questionnaire or behavioral/physical observations.  Additionally, experiments involving hazardous chemicals, hazardous devices and those presenting an incendiary and/or other hazard, could require additional approvals. The Rowan College South Jersey, Cumberland Campus Scientific Review Committee (SRC) will meet and review all research plans and provide feedback on paperwork necessary to receive approval on a regular basis.  An appointment can be set up with each school with Science Competition Review Committee to review and confirm your school's paperwork.  Initial paperwork review appointments will occur from Late December through January 28, 2022. Please contact us if you would like an appointment to review submissions.
 
Final deadline for all projects and all corrections is February 7th, 2022.
The period January 22nd through February 7th is for the correction and resubmission of projects. No new projects will be accepted after February 7th. Students and teachers should retain their originals and submit only copies of the paperwork.  All projects with completed applications and forms that are received on or before February 7th, 2022 will be accepted into the competition.
Submission of Student registration forms and paperwork this year will be collected utilizing program STEM Wizard

As in the past, if the Science Research Competition date is drawing near and you know that a student will not be able to participate, please notify us immediately via the contact information above.
 
A select group of students who win a category medal at our competition may qualify to advance to the regional Delaware Valley Science Fair.  A select group of students who win awards at the Delaware Valley Science Fair may be eligible to advance to the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair.
 
Delaware Valley Science Fair dates: April 6, 2022

  • International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) dates: May 8-13, 2022 in virtual format.
  • Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
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