Welcome CASEF School Membership Meeting. Executive Board Officers President: Tim Dawson Vice President: Kathryn Armstrong* Secretary: Tina Freeman Treasurer: Jeff Pratt* SRC Chairperson: Tricia Britton Past President: Mary Pat Evans Fair Director: Tim Ritter. CASEF Partners:.
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Executive Board Officers
President: Tim Dawson
Vice President: Kathryn Armstrong*
Secretary: Tina Freeman
Treasurer: Jeff Pratt*
SRC Chairperson: Tricia Britton
Past President: Mary Pat Evans
Fair Director: Tim Ritter
Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts
Harrisburg Area Community College
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State Harrisburg
November 16, 2012
School registrations due
SRC paperwork due
December 3, 2012
SRC forms returned
February 8, 2013
Student registration forms due
Must be received by 2/8/13- not post marked by 2/8/13
LATE ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!
Pages 1,2,3 in your handout.
CASEF is looking for any and all opportunities to increase our program but that, of course, always requires money.
If you are aware of any local foundations, organizations or businesses that might be interested in being part of CASEF, PLEASE let me know!
Capital Area Science and Engineering Fair
March 6-9, 2013
Student Exhibit Set-up -- Wed., March 6, 3:30 – 7:30 PM
Judging -- Thurs., March 7, 12:00 noon – 2:30 PM
Grand Champion -- Fri., March 8, 9:00 - Noon
Open House -- Fri., March 8, Noon - ~7:00 PM
Open House -- Sat., March 9 -- 10:00 AM to close of Awards Program
Awards Program begins at 1:00 PM
Students at their Projects until 12:45 PM
All expenses paid trip for the three Grand Champions Phoenix, AZ!
May 12 -17, 2013
Page 5 of the Handout.
Make sure that you grab one of my business cards. You can even take one for each of the science teachers in the building and they can feel free to contact me!
Additional information and all forms can be found on the following web sites: (pages 6-7 in handbook)
www.casef.orgNew CASEF website
www.societyforscience.orgMain ISEF site
Each school will submit a registration form and $50 for each grade that is housed in the school.
For example: HS contains grades 9-12
The cost is $200.00
Each school in the district must submit a separate
registration form and check for the correct amount.
Fee Structure for 2012-13
We would expect that each school would provide 2 judges to assist in the judging of projects. This does not need to be YOU! It could be a parent who has a professional background in science or engineering or an administrator or another teacher from the building!
We would also hope to have some volunteering assistance during the fair itself.
(pages 9-10 in the booklet)
Other expectations for CASEF
CASEF has an on-going review of the judging instrument as well as the process itself.
Each student should be aware of the rubric which will be used to judge their project.
Notice the value placed upon the journal!
p. 11-13 in the handout
Please make sure to insure that all of your students have this important information. This journal should include everything from DAY 1.
Feel free to copy these pages for students, if you wish.
P.14 in your packet.
CASEF will maintain the same 15 categories that we have in the past but this listing may help you to determine the correct placement of projects in our fair.
2013 ISEF Categories
In CASEF, we will be tweaking some of our processes on judging day but there are no main changes.
For ISEF, the only changes deal with how the researchers must deal with the death of a research animal during the course of their experimentation.
USE OF AN IRB & Risk Assessment (Form 3)
Handout pages 15-16
2013 CASEF and ISEF changes
As we began in recent years, each participating school will submit their students’ registration information electronically and will be responsible for proofreading what they enter.
This information ALONG with the student forms are needed in the office by the February 8 deadline.
2013 Project Registration for CASEF
All CASEF/ISEF forms are available in a format allowing students to type directly on the forms.
Students will be assigned to stand by their projects during an assigned time period.
Students will be judged by category judges at some point during their assigned time slot.
During this time, students may also be interviewed by special award judges.
We are excited for a great year!
If you have any ideas on how to make CASEF better, please contact us.
Please contact Tim Dawson with your ideas: tdawson@HarrisburgU.edu
CASEF is always looking for teacher volunteers to help with the organization and running of the fair.
Your help is essential to the success of the fair
Any help you could offer would be greatly appreciated!
Be a judge – We always need MORE judges!
Help on the night of set-up
Help check in students on the day of the awards ceremony
Help out with logistics on the day of the fair
Be a mentor for a new teacher
Help establish contacts and mentors for students
Become a part of the Executive Board or work on one of the committees.
At this point there are only 4 teachers that remain as
members of the CASEF Executive Board!