On March 28, 2020 more than 200 students representing 10 regions around Indiana will be in Indianapolis at The Center (The Heritage Group) to compete at the 32nd Annual Hoosier Science and Engineering Fair (HSEF) for awards, scholarships, prizes and for some the opportunity to represent Indiana at the 2020 Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair in Anaheim, CA May 10-15, 2020. These high school students will compete against the top winners of regional, state and national science fairs from around the United States and the world in the world’s largest international pre-college science competition.
Judges are needed to support this event. The science Education Foundation of Indiana (SEFI) is the non-profit agency that conducts this event, and sets the following criteria for becoming a judge:
High School Division: (grades 9-12)
“Judges must have a B.A., B.S. or a master’s degree with a minimum of three years related professional experience OR a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent. Judges may include university faculty, corporate scientists and engineers, representatives of private, state and federal research centers and agencies, and medical researchers. Affiliated science fair directors, Affiliate Regional Fair official party members, individuals
traveling to the HSEF with an official party, parents or relatives of a student competitor, chaperones, mentors or elementary or secondary teachers may not be eligible to judge.”
Junior/Elementary Division: (grades 4-8)
“Judges must at a minimum be enrolled in an accredited university or college or have a B.A., B.S. or a master’s degree, OR a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent. Judges may include high school science teachers, university faculty, corporate scientists and engineers, representatives of private, state and federal research centers and agencies, and medical researchers. Affiliated science fair directors, Affiliate Regional Fair official party members, individuals traveling to the HSEF with an official party, parents or relatives of a student competitor, chaperones, mentors or elementary teachers may not be eligible to judge.”
Special Awards Judge
Choose this if you will be representing a special awards organization or if you are volunteering to work with the special awards selection committee. Please note: Judges are expected to be available from 8:30 am through 4:00 pm to complete their judging assignments.
To sign up to serve as a judge, please visit: https://sefireg.org/hsefjudge.php
March madness takes on a whole new meaning this year.
Please see note from IU bicentennial organizers:
Following consultation with Indiana University and the participating fifteen academic and professional societies, the Beyond Boundaries Indiana Academies Symposium scheduled for April 3-4, 2020 at the Indianapolis Convention Center is postponed due to the rapidly evolving situation with Corona virus COVID-19. Individuals who have already registered for the conference will be contacted by IU Conferences in the coming weeks to process refunds. We hope to reschedule the conference during the academic year 2020-21 and will keep you informed about future plans on the https://bbias.iu.edu/ website.
However, the ACS will still hold the “2020 Think Like a Molecule” Poster Session in a virtual environment on April 18th. Our goal is to still provide a forum for students and professionals to present their research. Plaques and cash prizes will still be awarded to the winners at a postponed awards ceremony or through the mail.
Deadline for abstract/registration has been extended to April 7, 2020
Abstracts that have already been submitted are secured; no further action is needed
New abstracts can be submitted using https://forms.gle/b67XgFCW1nUYWqE3A
More details will be provided to all that submit an abstract by April 7th
VIRTUAL Judges are also needed if you know of anyone that can volunteer.
The Think Like a Molecule Organizing Committee
The Indiana Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is sponsoring an illustrated poem contest for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade (Four categories: K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12).
Contest Deadline: May 3, 2020
Prizes: 1st Place = $100, 2nd Place = $50, and 3rd Place = $25 in each age group.
Submit official entries at this link: bit.ly/CCEWpoems All entries must be received by midnight on May 3rd.
Winners will advance to the National Illustrated Poem Contest for a chance to be featured on the ACS website and to win prizes!
Write and illustrate a poem using the CCEW theme, “Protecting Our Planet through Chemistry.”
Your poem must be no more than 40 words and in the following styles to be considered:
HAIKU – LIMERICK – ODE – ABC POEM – FREE VERSE – END RHYME – BLANK VERSE
Possible topics related to sustainable chemistry include:
- Green chemistry
- Clean air and water
- Natural resources
Entries will be judged based upon:
- Green chemistry Environment Pollution
- Clean air and water Natural resources Waste
- Artistic Merit – use of color, quality of drawing, design & layout
- Poem Message – fun, motivational, inspiring about yearly theme
- Originality Creativity – unique, clever and/or creative design
- Neatness – free of spelling and grammatical errors