Final Deadline for Submission of ISEF forms is postmarked by Tuesday, March 10, 2015
The West District Science Day is rolling out a new, online registration system. You must fill out the online portion of the registration and mail COPIES of your ISEF forms by Tuesday March 10. After March 10, the participant's name will not be listed in the program nor will their name be given to the special award judges for consideration for a special award. We will accept emailed forms if they are PDFs. Photos or JPEGs will not be accepted. Only students with completed online registration, ISEF forms and the registration fee will be allowed to participate. If you anticipate problems in meeting this timeframe, please have your teacher call or email to alert the office of the problem. The registration fee applies to each student, not project. An individual project is $30.00. A team is $60.00 for two students and $90.00 for three students. Online registration allows for payment by major credit card. Payment also may be mailed with the ISEF forms. Make checks or money orders payable to CSU Foundation-MVSEF. Cash also is accepted.
STEP 1: Click Here to fill out the Online Registration Form
This is a secure website owned and managed by the Ohio Academy of Science. If you are paying by credit card and have questions, please contact the Ohio Academy of Science directly.
STEP 2: Fill out the ISEF forms | Click to go to ISEF website to get forms
STEP 3: Mail COPIES of completed ISEF forms and $30.00/student fee. If you paid online with a credit card, just send copies of the ISEF forms.
For teams, only 1 set of ISEF forms are required. However, each team member must fill out a separate online registration and pay the $30.00 registration fee.
There will be no electricity provided. The project title must be kept short (about 50 characters).Carefully choose and click the best category for the project. The West District Science Day Council reserves the right to change a category to better match similar projects to categories. We will notify you by email where your project will be. You must have a working email to complete online registration.
Each student must have an abstract in the ISEF forms. Type the information asked for and an abstract. An abstract includes the problem and hypothesis, methods, results and conclusion – a summary of your project. The judges will not receive a copy of your abstract ahead of time, so consider having about 10 extra copies of your abstract at your poster.
ISEF Forms – Click to visit the website
The ISEF forms 1, 1A and 1B are required of all projects. These forms must be filled out for all student participants. If a participant worked with hazardous chemicals, bacteria, human subjects or vertebrate animals, additional forms may be required. Please see the ISEF website for complete details. Do not send the original forms, copies will do. We are not responsible for loosing or damaging original ISEF forms.
A $30.00 registration fee is required for each participant. Two person teams pay $60.00 and three person teams pay $90.00. Most materials are donated, and the director and workers are volunteers. These fees go to pay affiliation fees with the Junior Academy of Science and ISEF. The West District Council has a few scholarships available if a Teacher and/or Local Science Day Director finds that the registration fee will prevent a participant from coming to the District level science day. Please contact the West District Director to discuss and request a scholarship.
FOR PARENTS AND TEACHERS
Central State University is proud to host this year’s West District Science Day and Miami Valley Science and Engineering Fair. To make this event a positive learning experience for your child, please read the following information and suggestions.
- Participants must be accompanied by an adult. Central State University and the Junior Ohio Academy of Science are not responsible for your child.
- Doors open at 7:30 AM for set-up. The event lasts all day – judging starts at 9:00 AM, the public is allowed in at noon and the Award Ceremony begins at 2:00 PM.
- If you sent a working email address, your display space will be emailed to you. The name of the participant and their display area also will be posted on the wall near the entrance. People and maps will be available to help participants find their display area in one of the two gyms. The gyms are connected by an interior corridor. DO NOT CHANGE YOUR SPACE. The judge will not be able to find you.
- Breakfast and lunch are not provided. Please be sure participants have money (we suggest at least $6.00) or a packed lunch if you would like them to eat during the event.
Hand-Delivery of Registration Forms:
Enter the campus by the main entrance off of State Route 42 (there is a guard shack). Once on Campus at the main entrance, take the first right onto Mallory Jenkins Drive. Park in the parking lot next to the glass greenhouse on your left. Come in the parking lot entrance to the Joshua I. Smith College of Education and Natural Sciences. Turn right at the elevator and go down the hallway. You may turn in your forms in room 103 (across from the elevator or room 160 (across from the water fountains) at the end of the hall. Someone will be there 9:00am - 5:00 pm. You may also slide the forms under the door.