THE CENTRAL UTAH SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR IS PRESENTED BY THE BYU McKAY SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AND THE BYU-PUBLIC SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP
Dear Teachers of Earth, Thank you for participating with your students in this years’ science fair. We want to make this event fun for both you and your student, so we’ve made this page especially for you. This page contains a lot of information and downloadable documents. Even though there is a lot to go through, we think this information will be genuinely useful to you.
The following documents were presented during our recent Teacher Workshops and contain a lot of genuinely useful information.
If any of your students are planning projects that have anything to do with human subjects, you and your students will want to review the following documents:
Are your students working on a project that requires the use of a Biosafety level 1 or 2 lab? Not sure what level is appropriate for your student's project? Use these two self-assessed saftey checklists to make this important determination.
The Central Utah Science & Engineering Fair (CUSEF) is open to all students in grades 5-12 who reside within the school district boundaries of the Alpine, Jordan, Nebo, Provo and Wasatch school districts. Students must be selected from their school to advance on to compete at their district level science fair in order to become eligible to compete at CUSEF. Students in the Alpine, Jordan, Nebo, Provo and Wasatch school districts must compete at their district science fair and charter school students must compete at the regional charter school science fair. Home school students must compete in the Wasatch Home Educators Network science fair and Private school students must contact CUSEF directly to determine eligibility.
The Central Utah Science & Engineering Fair is an affiliate of the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair and as such we are required to abide by the experimental rules they have established. These rules were developed to help pre-college student researchers adhere to federal regulations governing professional scientists and to, therefore, protect the welfare of the test subjects and the student researchers.
As an affiliate to the Intel ISEF, we are required to document that all of our students are abiding by the rules established for pre-college researchers. The documentation is achieved through filling out a variety of forms.
Students in grades 5-8 are only required to fill out the CUSEF registration form. Lucky ducks.
Students in grades 9-12 are required to fill out the CUSEF registration form and include a detailed research plan.
The following are required for all Senior Division students:
Depending on the research and test-subjects involved, the following may also be required:
The following documents are for teachers who would like to learn more about the process that we use to judge projects.
The following documents were presented during past teacher workshops.
Broadcom Masters Competition
Intel International Science & Engineering Fair
Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge
ISWEEEP (International Sustainable World Energy, Engineering, Environment Project Olympiad)
Scotch Science Fair Central
Project Categories and Descriptions
Past Student Abstracts
Engineering & Programming Design Tips
Biosafety Level 1 (BSL-1) Lab Requirements (PDF)
ISEF Guidelines for Biosafety Level 2 Laboratory Facilities & Operations (PDF)