Senior Science Research

Overview

Fall Semester

Fall Meetings for Seniors

Check the calendar on midwoodscience.org often. Individual, team, or small group meetings are the way business gets done. Large group meetings are rare. Keep your supervising teacher up to date on your progress. Do not hesitate to tell us of problems. Above all, do not miss your appointments. They count significantly toward your grade.

  1. September
    1. First meeting: Entrance meeting on the second day of the semester in room A215/A220. Everyone attends.
      • Semester overview
      • Verify/update your contact info
      • Research paper 1st draft
    2. Second meeting
      • Siemens registration & paperwork (optional)
  2. October
    1. First meeting
      • Research paper 2nd draft
      • Regeneron STS registration & paperwork (optional)
      • Neuroscience registration & paperwork (optional)
    2. Second meeting
      • Research paper 3rd draft
      • Regeneron STS registration & paperwork (optional)
      • JSHS registration & paperwork (optional)
  3. November
    1. First meeting
      • Research paper 4th draft
      • Regeneron STS registration & paperwork (optional)
      • JSHS registration & paperwork (optional)
      • NYCSEF registration & paperwork (mandatory)
    2. Second meeting
      • NYCSEF registration & paperwork (mandatory)
  4. December
    1. First meeting
    2. Second meeting
  5. January
    • PowerPoint presentations for 5–10 days
      • PowerPoint final draft (9:00 AM Tuesday, January 3, 2017)
      • Attend 5 days (Students who completed a Regeneron STS application only attend 1 day)
      • Present on 1 of these days
    1. First meeting: Exit meeting
    2. Second meeting (during Regents week)
      • Scientific poster first draft
      • NYCSEF status
      • JSHS status

Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology

Monday, September 18, 2017 (research paper)

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Regeneron Science Talent Search

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 (research paper)

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Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS)

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Sunday, November 19, 2017 (research paper)
Sunday, February 4, 2018 (presentation)

New York City Science and Engineering Fair (NYCSEF)

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017 (research paper)
Sunday, March 4, 2018 (poster session)

Google Science Fair

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Fall 2018 (Google Drive Presentation and Slide Show or YouTube video)

PowerPoint presentations for seniors

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The spring semester is full of events where you are expected to talk about your project to the public. In January, you will practice for this eventuality. All seniors will deliver a PowerPoint presentation to an audience of junior and senior research students and teachers.

A preliminary draft of your presentation slide deck (a .pptx file) is due on the morning of the last Monday before Winter Break ( 9:00 AM Monday, December 18, 2017). The final draft of your deck will be due on the morning of the first school day after Winter Break ( 9:00 AM Tuesday, January 2, 2018). Email your slide decks to elert@midwoodscience.org and put "pptx file" in the subject line. This will ensure that it goes to the correct mailbox. Mr. Elert will keep the official copy of these files, but Ms. Mosley will also need copies from her students.

All presentations will start with a 30 second executive summary. Describe the essence of your project using language that can be understood by people who are generally well-educated but who are not experts in your particular scientific field. The executive summary will not be read off a slide, index card, or any other medium.

The remainder of the presentation should not exceed 8 minutes. Each slide will use text sparingly (except for the reference slide at the end). All images will be the work of the student, a colleague from the lab, or a referenced scientific source. No images "from the Internet" are allowed.

Attend 5 days of the possible 10 days of presentations. Present on one of these 5 days. Students who entered the Regeneron STS need only attend on 1 day — the day they present. You are welcome to attend extra days, but extra credit will not be awarded. Clap politely after every presentation and try to ask each presenter at least one good question. Fill out a scoring sheet after every presentation.

St. Joseph's College High School Poster Session

Saturday, February 4, 2018 (poster session)

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Lab Log Format

Weighting and Extra Credit Requirements

Fall Lab Logs

Lab logs are due at the first meeting of each month.

  1. June/July/August lab logs are due in September for seniors and October for juniors.
  2. September lab logs are due in October.
  3. October lab logs are due in November.
  4. November lab logs are due in December.
  5. December lab logs are due in January.

Spring Semester

Spring Meetings for Seniors

Check the calendar on midwoodscience.org often. Individual, team, or small group meetings are the way business gets done. (Large group meetings are rare.) Keep your supervising teacher up to date on your progress. Do not hesitate to tell us of problems. Above all, do not miss your appointments. They count significantly toward your grade.

  1. January
    • Poster meeting (during Regents week)
      • Scientific poster first draft
      • NYCSEF status
      • St Joseph's status
      • JSHS status
  2. February
  3. March
    • March meeting (before end of marking period)
      • Prepare for NYCSEF finals (if selected)
      • Prepare for ACT-SO (optional)
      • Prepare for Teptu (optional)
      • First marking period service logs
      • Service options for April
    • New York City Science and Engineering Fair
      • NYCSEF Preliminary Round at City College (mandatory) Sunday, March 4, 2018
      • NYCSEF Finals Round at the American Museum of Natural History (if selected) Tuesday, March 20, 2018
      • NYCSEF Awards Ceremony at Tribeca Playhouse (if selected) Monday, March 26, 2018
  4. April
    • April meeting (before end of marking period)
      • Prepare for ACT-SO (optional)
      • Prepare for Brooklyn College Science Day (optional)
      • Prepare for JSHS Nationals (if selected)
      • Prepare for ISEF (if selected)
      • Second marking period service logs
    • Competitions
  5. May
  6. June
    • Exit meeting (last full week of classes)
      • Third marking period service logs
      • Return your drawer keys
      • Other exit topics
  7. July

Senior Service

St. Joseph's College High School Poster Session

Saturday, February 4, 2018 (poster session)

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Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS)

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Sunday, November 19, 2017 (research paper)
Sunday, February 4, 2018 (presentation)

New York City Science and Engineering Fair (NYCSEF)

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017 (research paper)
Sunday, March 4, 2018 (poster session)

Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO)

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Saturday, April 14, 2018 (registration)
Saturday, April 21, 2018(poster session)

ACT-SO Competition Categories
Sciences Visual Arts Performing Arts Humanities
Biology & Microbiology Architecture Dance Music Composition
Chemistry & Biochemistry Drawing Dramatics Original Essay
Computer Science Film-making Music, Instrumental, Classical Playwriting
Earth & Space Science Painting Music, Instrumental, Contemporary Poetry
Engineering Photography Music, Vocal, Classical Short Story
Mathematics Sculpture Music, Vocal, Contemporary  
Medicine & Health   Oratory Business
Physics     Entrepreneurship

Google Science Fair

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Fall 2018 (Google Drive Presentation and Slide Show or YouTube video)

Brooklyn College Science Day

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Friday, April 20, 2018 [estimated] (abstract registration)
Friday, May 4, 2018 (poster session)

Midwood High School Science Fair

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

All Science Research students participate in this event.

Extra Credit

STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

Public Lecture

Attend an approved STEM lecture

Possible Lectures

Competitions and Events

Participate in STEM competitions or attend STEM special events.

Last Updated 5 September 2016.

Lab Log Format

Weighting and Extra Credit Requirements

Spring Lab Logs

Lab logs are due at the first meeting of each month.

  1. January logs are due in February.
  2. February logs are due in March.
  3. March lab logs are due in April.
  4. April lab logs are due in May.
  5. May lab logs are due in June.