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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:
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is designed to promote the practice of scientific investigations as part of science teaching and learning
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encourages real investigative science projects of 9th and 10th grade Queens High School students
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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]
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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.
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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