Senior Science Research


Fall Semester

Fall Meetings for Seniors

Check the big calendar on 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. Entrance meeting on the second day of the semester. Everyone attends.
      • Semester overview
      • Verify/update your contact info
      • Research paper 1st draft
    2. September meeting
      • Discuss research papers
  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)
      • NYCSEF registration & paperwork (mandatory)
  3. November
    1. November meeting
      • Regeneron STS registration & paperwork (optional)
      • JSHS registration & paperwork (optional)
      • NYCSEF registration & paperwork (mandatory)
  4. December
    1. First meeting
    2. Second meeting
      • PowerPoint 1st draft due 9:00 AM Wednesday, December 16, 2020 [?]
  5. January
    • PowerPoint presentations for 5–10 days
      • PowerPoint final draft due 9:00 AM Monday, January 4, 2021
      • Attend 5 days (Students who completed a Regeneron STS application attend only 1 day)
      • Present on 1 of these days
    1. Exit meeting
    2. Poster meeting (during Regents week)
      • Scientific poster first draft
      • NYCSEF status
      • St. Joe's status
      • JSHS status

Regeneron Science Talent Search

Thursday, November 12, 2020 (research paper)

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Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS)


Monday, November 23, 2020 [?] (research paper)
Sunday, February 7, 2021 [?] (presentation)

New York City Science and Engineering Fair (NYCSEF)


Friday, December 11, 2020 [?] (research paper)
Sunday, March 8, 2021 [?] (poster session)

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.

The first draft of your slide deck is due the week before we leave for Winter Break — 9:00 AM Wednesday, December 16, 2020 [?]. The final draft of your slide deck will be due when we return from Winter Break — 9:00 AM Monday, January 4, 2021. Email your deck to 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 and Ms. Katzoff will also need copies from their 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 last 6–8 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 5–10 possible days of presentations. Present on one of these 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 feedback form after every presentation. Presentations will be scheduled for period 9 in rooms to be determined.

St. Joseph's College High School Poster Session

Saturday, February 6, 2021 [?] (poster session)


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Weighting and Extra Credit Requirements

Fall Lab Logs

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 2 September 2019.

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Glenn Elert — Coordinator

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