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Title: SSEF / ATS 2011 Briefing 14 July 2010 Science Centre Singapore


1
SSEF / ATS 2011Briefing14 July 2010 Science
Centre Singapore
2
Overview
  • Introduction
  • SSEF 2011
  • Preparing for the Fair
  • ATS 2011

3
Introduction SSEF 2011ISEF 2011ATS 2011
4
Singapore Science and Engineering Fair (SSEF) 2011
  • 9 10 Mar 2011 (Wed, Thur)
  • Open to all Sec Schs, JCs and CI students aged 15
    21 as of 1 Jan 2011
  • Projects from
  • SRP (Science Research Programme)
  • NRP (Nanyang Research Programme
  • SMP (Science Mentorship Programme)
  • Schools / Cluster Science / Engineering Projects
  • Organised by MOE, ASTAR and Science Centre

5
International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)
2011
  • 2 Individual Projects and 1 Team Project chosen
    from the winners of SSEF 2011 to represent
    Singapore in ISEF 2011 in Los Angeles,
    California, USA
  • Singaporeans or PRs
  • 8 13 May 2011
  • http//www.societyforscience.org/isef/about

6
ASTAR Talent Search (ATS) 2011
  • Must take part in SSEF 2011
  • Must submit application for ATS
  • Winners of SSEF 2011 shortlisted to participate
    in ATS Judging
  • http//www.science.edu.sg/a-ts

7
SSEF 2011Rules and RegulationsProject
CategoriesApplication FormsPrior Approval
Before ExperimentationRegistration and Project
Submission
8
Rules and Regulations
  • Adhere to ISEF Rules strictly
  • Research done between 1 Jan 10 31 Dec 10
  • Projects must be investigative by nature
  • Individual or team projects
  • Team Projects may have a maximum of 3 members
  • 1 student per project encouraged
  • Continuation project will only be judged on work
    done from 1 Jan 10 31 Dec 10 (Continuation
    Project Form 7 required)
  • Adhere to H3-SSEF guidelines strictly

9
Rules and Regulations
  • Scientific fraud and misconduct are not condoned
    at any level of research or competition.
  • Plagiarism, forgery, using presentation of other
    researchers work as ones own and fabrication of
    data.
  • Immediate disqualification

10
H3-SSEF Guidelines for schools
  • H3 examination materials are NOT permitted for
    exhibition, competition or publication without
    the authorisation by the Chief Executive, SEAB.
  • Written request to SEAB is necessary for any H3
    Science research examination materials to be used
    for SSEF.

11
The following conditions are to be strictly
complied with
  • Time Frame
  • Candidates must submit the H3 science research
    papers to the examining agencies and conducted
    the Oral Defence of the science projects before
    the start of the SSEF in March.
  • Candidates should not have any further contact
    with NUS/NTU/equivalent examination authority
    upon submission to the examining agencies when
    preparing for SSEF.

12
The following conditions are to be strictly
complied with
  • Materials to be used
  • Candidates should not use the same H3 examination
    materials submitted to the examining agencies for
    the SSEF.
  • The written report submitted for the SSEF is
    different from the H3 Science research paper
    submitted as an examination work.
  • The mode used for the SSEFs oral presentation
    (poster) is different from the H3 Oral Defence
    (e.g. powerpoint).
  • Candidates should not make reference to the work
    submitted for the SSEF as having been an
    examination submission (e.g. by removal of
    examination labels, candidate index, title of H3
    programme and examining agency).
  • Results
  • Candidates should not use the results obtained
    from the SSEF as a basis to contest the results
    awarded by SEAB for the H3 science research
    programmes.

13
The following conditions are to be strictly
complied with
  • Declaration
  • Candidates in the H3 Science research programmes
    are required to submit a declaration form (Annex
    A) to CPDD (MOE) and acknowledge the conditions
    and implications for participation in the SSEF.
  • Schools will collate and submit the declaration
    forms by first week of December 2010 before SSEF.

14
Project Categories
Animal Sciences Engineering Electrical Mechanical Medicine Health Sciences
Biochemistry Engineering Materials Bioengineering Microbiology
Cellular Molecular Biology Energy Transportation Physics Astronomy
Chemistry Environmental Management Plant Sciences
Computer Science Environmental Sciences -
Earth Planetary Science Mathematical Sciences -
Note Behavioural Social Sciences no longer
offered.
15
Application Forms
  • Every student or team must submit forms
  • 1 (Checklist for adult sponsor)
  • 1A (Student Checklist) Research Plan
  • 1B (Approval Form) (including every member of
    team)
  • Additional forms required
  • 1C If work conducted in regulated research
    institutions (RIs), note that BSL2 projects
    should not be conducted in school labs
  • 7 - for continuation projects

16
Application Forms
  • Additional forms required for use of
  • Humans
  • Human Subjects Form 4
  • Qualified Scientist Form 2
  • Vertebrate Animals
  • Vertebrate Animal Form 5A (non-regulated RI)
  • Vertebrate Animal Form 5B (regulated RI)
  • Qualified Scientist Form 2

17
Application Forms
  • Additional forms required for use of
  • Potentially Hazardous Biological Agents
  • PHBAs Risk Assessment Form 6A
  • Human and Vertebrate Animal Tissue Form 6B
  • Qualified Scientist Form 2
  • Risk Assessment Form 3
  • Hazardous Chemicals, Activities Devices
  • Risk Assessment Form 3
  • Qualified Scientist Form 2

18
Download Forms
  • Not sure what forms to submit?
  • http//www.societyforscience.org/isef/document/ind
    ex.asp
  • Download forms at http//www.societyforscience.org
    /Document.Doc?id11
  • (Please ensure forms are dated 2010-11)
  • 2011 Student Handbook
  • http//www.societyforscience.org/Document.Doc?id
    12

19
Prior Approval Before Experimentation
  • Scientific Review Committee (SRC) approval
    required for studies involving
  • Vertebrate Animals
  • Potentially Hazardous Biological Agents
  • Institutional pre-approval must be obtained if
    SRC approval not obtained
  • Download Rules and Guidelines
  • http//www.societyforscience.org/Document.Doc?id
    10

20
Prior Approval Before Experimentation
  • Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval
    required for studies involving
  • Human Subjects
  • An IRB must include
  • A science educator
  • A school administrator (Principal or VP)
  • A medical doctor, physicians assistant,
    registered nurse, psychiatrist, psychologist,
    licensed social worker or licensed clinical
    professional counsellor
  • Download Rules and Guidelines
  • http//www.societyforscience.org/Document.Doc?id
    10

21
For SSEF SRC Approval
To seek SRC approval, send completed forms to
SSEF Secretariat
Mr Daniel Lim Poh Yeong SSEF Secretariat Science
s Branch Curriculum Planning Development
Division 1 North Buona Vista Drive MOE Building,
13-00 Singapore 138675
22
Registration Project Submission
Online Registration 1 Nov to 1 Dec
2010 http//www.science.edu.sg/ssef Projects
without registration by 1 Dec 2010 will not be
considered Email acknowledgement and project
code will be sent to participants and teacher ICs
Submission of Entry Forms Deadline 14 Jan 2011
(Fri) To Science Centre Singapore Late entries
will not be accepted Non-compliance with safety
ethics guidelines will be disqualified
23
Online Registration Get ready the following
information Title of the project Category and
sub-category Team composition Email and
telephone numbers of student participants
teacher(s)-in-charge
24
Project Submission
  • Deadline 14 Jan 11(Friday)
  • ATS Entry Form (No need to complete SSEF entry
    form for students taking part in ATS)
  • SSEF Entry Form (For students who enter for SSEF
    only)
  • Team projects
  • All members take part in ATS (complete individual
    ATS entry form and submit as a team )
  • Only 1 member of the team take part in ATS
    (complete SSEF team entry form and individual ATS
    form submit as a team)

25
Project Submission
  • Items to be submitted with entry form
  • Research Paper, which includes an abstract with
    no more than 250 words (in soft and 5 hard
    copies)
  • 100 word description using non-technical terms
    for general readers (in soft and 5 hard copies)
  • Form 1, 1A, 1B additional forms where
    applicable
  • Digital Photograph
  • Application requirements and forms found on
    http//www.science.edu.sg/ssef

26
Project Submission
  • Send Applications to
  • Science Centre Singaporec/oFair Director (SSEF
    2011)15 Science Centre RoadSingapore 609081

27
Preparing for the FairProject DisplayJudging
Criteria
28
Project Display
  • Only shortlisted projects from the pre-judging
    round will be displayed at the fair
  • Project Log Book
  • For judges reference at the Fair
  • Poster
  • 1 m wide and 1.5 m height
  • Laptop (Optional)
  • One 5-amp electrical point will be provided

29
Judging Criteria
Criteria Individual Team
Creative Ability 30 25
Scientific Thought Engineering Goals 30 25
Thoroughness 15 12
Skill 15 12
Clarity 10 10
Teamwork - 16
Total Possible Score 100 100
30
ATS 2011ApplicationJudging CriteriaRewardsActi
vity Schedule
31
ASTAR Talent Search (ATS)
Renamed
ATS July 2005
(ATS)
Formerly known as NSTS since 1995
  • Accords recognition to students who have
    excelled in research in Science Technology

32
ATS Application
  • Singaporean/ PR
  • Aged between 15 - 21 yrs as at 31 Dec 10
  • In a secondary school or pre-university
  • Interested in a long-term career as a researcher

33
ATS Application
  • Only individual category, no team category
  • Individual applications can be submitted for team
    projects
  • All ATS participants are required to take part in
    SSEF

34
ATS Judging
  • Shortlisted ATS candidates who are SSEF winners
    will undergo at least two more rounds of
    selection before the winners emerge.
  • The panel of judges consists of distinguished
    scientists from local and international
    universities, as well as ASTAR research
    institutes and a Nobel Laureate (in the final
    round).

35
ATS Judging Criteria
Depth of understanding of project
Creative ability/ Independent thinking
30
Scientific attitude/ Motivation and interests
30
20
20
Potential to pursue RD careers/ Vision and goal
36
ATS Awards
Award Prize Points allocated to school
First Cash prize plus a sponsored trip to overseas conference worth S5,000 in total Trophy Certificate 5
Second S3,000 Trophy Certificate 3
Third S2,000 Trophy Certificate 2
Commendation S1,000 Trophy Certificate 1
37
ATS Awards for schools
Winner Prize
First S5,000
Second S3,000
Third S2,000
Note In the event of a tie, the school with the
higher placed prize winner will receive the
higher ranking.
38
Activity Schedule
Online registration of projects 1 Nov - 1 Dec
2010
Prejudging Results Mid-Feb 2011
SSEF judging 9 10 Mar 2011
Submit project by 14 Jan 2011
SSEF Winners
ATS and SSEF Joint Award Presentation Ceremony
April 2011
ATS short-listing March 2011
ATS Winners
ATS finalists
ATS final judging April 2011
SSEF top winners go to ISEF 8 13 May 2011
39
Contacts
Mr Ryan Hong 6425 2593 rlh_hong_at_science.edu.sg For SSEF and ATS Matters
Ms Charlene Yeo 6425 2592 ccx_yeo_at_science.edu.sg For SSEF and ATS Matters
Mr Daniel Lim 6879 6581 lim_poh_yeong_at_moe.gov.sg For SSEF Matters
Mdm Tey Kah Hwee 6879 6756 tey_kah_hwee_at_moe.gov.sg For SSEF Matters
Mr Teo Cheng Yap 6879 6587 teo_cheng_yap_at_moe.gov.sg For SSEF Matters
Mr Seow Yongli 6879 6586 seow_yongli_at_moe.gov.sg For SSEF Matters
40
QA
For SSEF information, please visit
www.science.edu.sg/ssef For ATS information,
please visit www.science.edu.sg/a-ts
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