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Investigative Science Symposium/Fair (ISS/Fair) 2005
May 12, 2005

Principal Sponsor

The Investigative Science Symposium/Fair [ISS/Fair] for Spring 2005 is celebrating its fifth year as a collaborative effort by a Committee of Queens College and Queens High Schools. Con Edison of New York is again a principal sponsor.

The ISS/Fair for Spring 2005 is at Queens College on May 12, 2005:
is designed to promote the practice of scientific investigations as part of science teaching and learning
encourages real investigative science projects of 9th and 10th grade Queens High School students
supports student projects which are are standards-based and are expected to be small-scale but real 'Hands-on, Minds-on' investigations and to take about 3 to 6 weeks
Not intended to be 'Intel-level' science projects. [See Schedule & General Criteria, Page 2]

Teacher Committees at each participating Queens High School choosing to participate:
will structure an ISS/Fair at their schools [See Schedule & General Criteria, Page 2]
will select from each school up to 3 student finalist projects [no more than two students per project] judged to have 'exceeded standards'

School Student Finalists:

Are invited to the ISS/Fair 2005 at Queens College, Thurs., May 12, 2005
Will submit a Detailed Project Abstract
Will display a summary of their work
Will be offered a Tour of selected Queens College Research Laboratories
Will be invited to attend the ISS/Fair 2005 Awards Luncheon.
ALL student participants to Queens College on May 12th will receive an ISS/Fair 2005 Certificate of Excellence honoring their investigative work. A small number of students will be awarded the opportunity for future research with Queens College sponsored research mentors or be awarded a place in the Queens College Summer Science Camp.

– The ISS/Fair 2005 Planning Committee:
  Mark Miksic, Co-Organizer, Queens College
  Thomas Strekas, Dean, Math & Sciences QC
  Steven Schwarz, Asst. Dean, Math & Sciences QC    
  Diane Pillersdorf, Region 5
  Marianita Damari, Region 3
Norman Cohn, Co-Organizer, Franklin K. Lane HS
Susan Brustein, Townsend Harris HS
Michael Renna, Hillcrest High School
Robert Soel, John Bowne HS
Steve Berman, Bayside High School

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: Mark Miksic at 718-997-3379 or 718-997-3398