Every project to be entered into the Rowan College South Jersey, Cumberland Campus Science Research Competition must have following forms submitted by January 31, 2020:
- The Rowan College South Jersey, Cumberland Application and registration form
- 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 to RCSJ-Cumberland 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 2020.
January 31st, 2020 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 January 31st, 2020.
On February 25, 2020, two days before the fair, display boards and supporting materials must be dropped off between 3-6pm. Project drop off should be coordinated through the school or teacher representative. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone while on RCSJ Cumberland's campus. An abstract which contains no personal information (student or school) must be attached to the student's display board and 3 additional copies placed on the table. Instead of personal information, all materials should list the exact title of the project as it appears on the display board as well as the project ID number, which will be provided before the fair.
The research paper and scientific notebook, although not required, should be placed on the table when the boards and abstracts are dropped off, as judging will begin immediately afterwards. Please bring all documentation with you at that time.
Click here to go to the ISEF website and see all available forms as well as the ISEF 2020 rulebook.