Every project to be entered into the Rowan College South Jersey, Cumberland Campus Science Research Competition must have following forms submitted by February 7, 2021:
- ISEF Forms (include at least 1, 1a, 1b and 3)
- a research plan containing a detailed procedure and
- a bibliography containing a minimum of five sources.
These forms should be submitted via STEM Wizard to Rowan College of South Jersey - Cumberland Campus for review as soon as students have concluded preliminary research and have selected the idea for their experiment. Some projects require approval from the sponsoring school's IRB and RCSJ-Cumberland Scientific Review Committee before they can start so please do this as soon as possible. Appointments to review paperwork will be set up with the teachers from a sponsoring school in January 2021.
February 7, 2021 is the deadline to submit all forms indicated on form 1, question #6. These include: Human Subjects (even if you are doing something you think is harmless), Vertebrate Animals (includes family pets), Potentially Hazardous Biological Agents (includes all growth of bacteria, mold or fungus), Hazardous Chemicals, Activities and Devices. These additional forms are included in the link to the ISEF forms. Please refer to the 2020 ISEF guidelines and Rules for additional information concerning the aforementioned projects.
No deviation in experimental design will be permitted after February 7, 2021.
In lieu of display boards, your presentation materials will be uploaded in STEM Wizard in a slide format. Participating teachers and schools have been provided with a template. Instead of an in-person interview, students are encouraged to upload a 4 minute video of themselves explaining their project and results. Complete details are included in the STEM Wizard online registration process. Applicants should review the STEM Wizard instructions carefully regarding all items to be submitted including presentation slides, video interview, research paper and scientific journal.
Click here to go to the ISEF website and see all available forms as well as the ISEF 2020 rulebook.