Preparing for NYCSEF

Assignment 11: NYCSEF Practice Application

Overview: Participation in the New York City Science and Engineering Fair (NYCSEF) is required for all seniors in Science Research. The application packet consists of an astounding 30 pages of rules and guidelines and 21 pages of forms. The list below provides a link to a local copy of every document available from the NYCSEF website identified by page number.

  1. Rules and Guidelines
  2. Signature Page
  3. Student / Project Information
  4. Team Information
  5. Checklist for Adult Sponsor (1)
  6. Student Checklist (1A)
    1. Research Plan / Project Summary
    2. Research Plan / Project Summary
    3. Official Project Abstract
  7. Approval Form (1B)
  8. Regulated Research Institutional / Industrial Setting Form (1C)
  9. Qualified Scientist Form (2)
  10. Risk Assessment Form (3)
  11. Human Participants Form (4)
  12. Human Informed Consent Form
  13. Vertebrate Animal Form (5A)
  14. Vertebrate Animal Form (5B)
  15. Potentially Hazardous Biological Agents Risk Assessment Form (6A)
  16. Human and Vertebrate Animal Tissue Form (6B)
  17. Continuation Projects Form (7)

Part A: Review all 19 NYCSEF forms. Determine which of three basic categories each form belongs to …

  1. forms that are solely the responsibility of the student
  2. forms that must be reviewd by the mentor
  3. forms that do not apply to your specific project

Complete as much of this cover letter as you can, print it out, and bring it to your April meeting. DO NOT GIVE IT TO YOUR MENTOR TO SIGN YET. Your supervising teacher needs to review it for accuracy first.

Part B: Print out the forms that you will ask your mentor to fill out next year. Arrange them in order, place the completed and approved cover letter on top, and staple the whole packet together. Deliver the packet to your mentor as soon as possible. Explain that you will be asking them to complete a similar packet of forms with a deadline in mid-December. Return the tear off signature line to your supervising teacher. Let your mentor keep the remainder of the cover letter and the attached forms for future reference.

 

Midwood Science Research

Midwood Science Research Program
Glenn Elert — Coordinator
Midwood High School at Brooklyn College Midwood High School at Brooklyn College
Michael McDonnell — Principal
2839 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11210
(718) 724–8500

 

teachers     office     em ail extension
Mr. Elert (Coordinator)   A214   elert@ midwoodscience.org 2141
Ms. Mosley   A317   mosley.chem@ gmail.com 3172 or 3173
Ms. Roehrich   A317   midwoodes@ gmail.com 3172 or 3173
Ms. Ross   A214   jross17@ schools.nyc.gov 2141
Ms. Sullivan   A214   jsullivanbio@ gmail.com 2141
administrators     office     em ail extension
Mr. McDonnell (Principal)   127   mmcdonn2@ schools.nyc.gov 1270 or 8511
Mr. Rosenfeld (AP Biology)   A200   trosenf@ schools.nyc.gov 2003