April 7, 2018 - Loyalist College -- Be ready.. Read over the new handbook, check all the important dates and we will see you there.(Check out the Documents page as well)
New handbook that must be read. It will answer many of the questions that participants, teachers and parents wanted answered. Also check out the helpful videos on the elearning page. There is also a Participants Registration Manual.
A new handbook for new Judges (Alpha version .3) to help you to work through the process thoroughly.
No Electrical outlet will be provided and you must follow guidelines on the use of any electricity. >No Ingestion projects. CWSF has asked that you avoid starting any projects that involve the ingestion of anything. (human experiments)
All animal experiments (vertebrate and non vertebrate) need to be approved prior to being eligible for the science fair.
|Planning Time line - Steps to the QRSTF:
See also this year's Important Dates
Make sure that if you are doing any projects that may need approval make sure they are approved well ahead of time and before you start your project. If in doubt, please contact us for advice.
|When will it happen?
|1) A Contact Teacher who will organize the QRSTF participation within the school, and communicate with QRSTF, is identified. The Contact Teacher registration is done on-line, which establishes the email link between the QRSTF and the School. All communication, registration, etc., will be done electronically, through interaction with the Contact Teacher. The Contact Teacher needs to be a regular, reliable user of email. Schools need to identify a QRSTF contact teacher.||September - January|
|2) Make sure the students have their projects ready and on their display boards.||October - February|
|3) Places at the Loyalist College are calculated for each school. The population of eligible QRSTF participants at a school is divided by the total eligible students in the region. The product is multiplied by 200 (the total number of displays at the fair). If your school needs extra spots and they are available please contact us.||January|
|4) The on-line project registration pages are opened. The calculated number of registrations is assigned to each school. This initial number will probably increase. (see (5) below) See also this year's Important Dates||January-February|
|5) Schools are asked if they will be using all of their assigned spaces. Unused spaces will be reassigned to other schools, according to the formula in 3). (after registration closes)||February|
|6) The registration pages are locked. Parental consent forms are available at the registration page site. Parental consent forms must go home, be signed, be returned to school, and sent to the QRSTF at the Board office. Students will not be assigned Loyalist College space unless the form is received||March|
|8) Projects are sorted according to grade and strand. Sequential floor numbers are assigned to all projects. Projects are grouped for judging. Judges are assigned to each group. Judging sheets, identity labels, floor tags and maps are printed.||Early March|
|9) QRSTF, Loyalist College--------------------------------------------------------------------------> See registration procedure below.||April __, 2018|
|10. Make sure you follow all safety rules before you arrive at the Display Hall|
Welcome to the online registration and management system for the 2018 Quinte Regional Science and Technology Fair. Invited participants and judges can register using the links on the left.
Location and Date: Loyalist College, Saturday April 7,2018
Information for Participants: Students should come to the main entrance of the Kente Building off the semi-circular drive, by 8:15 (see map). To find your space, register at the appropriate station listed below. Note - Tables will already be set up and each project will be assigned a 4ft by 4ft display area. Displays should be ready for judging by 9:00 am.
Station 1: Grades 4 and 5. Station 2: Grade 6-7. Station 4: Grade 8-11
Information for Judges: General: QRSTF judges are volunteers from throughout the community: a mix of returning and new judges. Whenever possible, new judges are paired with experienced judges. Judges receive an orientation session prior to the fair, and a briefing immediately before the fair. Our judges do an excellent job; we thank them very much! We are always in need of new judges. If you are interested, please contact our our organizing committee
SCHEDULE FOR JUDGING: Judges are asked to arrive at the Kente Building main entrance and follow signs to the judges headquarters. Judges should arrive between 8:00 and 8:15 so they can sign in, meet their partners and preview the judging package. A short briefing will begin at 8:30 sharp. The major portion of the judging will be accomplished between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon. Most judges who are not involved with second round judging, are free to leave after the morning session.
9:00 - 11:00 - All first round JUDGING and some special awards.
11:30-12:00 Lunch 11:00-3:00- Public Viewing
12:00 - 2:30 Second Round Judging and the Remainder of the Special Awards - No one packs up
2:55-3:00 - Pack up
3:30 - 5:00 (approx.) = AWARDS PRESENTATION: Automotive Centre Prizes will be awarded starting as close to 3:30 as possible.
*** These times and information may change as changes come up as we get closer to the fair.