NC Science & Engineering Fair

Welcome

to the online registration and management system for the
2016 North Carolina Science and Engineering Fair (NCSEF)  

Dates for the 2016 NCSEF are April 1-2, 2016
 

Registration of student participants for Region 7 will be at this site.  ALL OTHER STUDENTS SHOULD REGISTER AT  ncsef.zfairs.com.   If you need information on the 2016 NC Science and Engineering Fair or rules and regulations, please return to the main North Carolina Science and Engineering Fair web site.     The dates of the 2016 NC Science and Engineering Fair in Raleigh will be April 1-2, 2016 at Meredith College. Students must be nominated from a regional fair to participate in the state level - NC Science and Engineering Fair.

Student Registration:

Student registration will be done online at http://ncsef.zfairs.com.  Directions will be given to students by regional directors.  ONLY  STUDENTS NOMINATED AT A REGIONAL FAIR CAN PARTICIPATE AT THE STATE LEVEL NCSEF! 

Judges Registration:
Judges should register at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084daaac2aa2fb6-20151.  Your registration will facilitate matching your area of expertise with student projects.  The Fair needs more than 120 judges.  Please encourage others that are interested and qualified to register.  If you have questions or concerns, please contact Scott Ryalls at scott.ryals@ncdenr.gov.  If you have registered previously, please update your information!

Volunteer Registration: 
Volunteers are needed to run the NC Science and Engineering Fair!  If you are willing to spend several hours assisting students and fair coordinators, please first login at  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewformformkey=dElzakF4ckhab0t2LW4taW1Hc1hFUVE6MQ

Regional Fairs:
Regional Fairs coordinators can login at ncsef.zfairs.com.

If you have difficulty with your login, please contact  Patsy Wilson at wilsonpatsyk@gmail.com or Judy Day at Judy_Day@me.com

Tentative 2016 North Carolina Science and Engineering Fair Schedule

Friday, April 1, 2016

4:00 – 7:00 pm    Project Registration at the Science and Mathematics Building (SMB) and Set-up at Ledford Hall or the Science and Mathematics Building

1.    Unload project and then park vehicle in designated parking area.

2.    Check-in at registration desk at the Science and Mathematics Building.

3.    Verify the location of your project and set up the exhibit.

4.    Your project must be approved by the Display and Safety Committee before you leave your project.  Leave the approved check-off sheet with your project.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016

7:00-9:00 am     Project Registration and Set Up (this time is reserved for students who were unable to register on Friday afternoon) at the Science and Mathematics Building following   procedure above.  Students and others must clear the halls of the Science and Mathematics Building and the 2nd floor of Ledford at 9:00 am.

7:45-8:15 am     Judge Registration at SMB Atrium

8:15-9:00 am     Judges Meeting and Orientation – Elementary Judges 1st  Floor of Science and Mathematics Building, Junior and Senior Judges in Kresge Auditorium, Cates Student Center

9:00-10:30 am  Elementary Judges Review Projects Without Students on the 1st Floor of SMB, 

9:00-11:00 am   Junior Judges Review Projects Without Students in Ledford Hall, and Senior Judges Review Projects Without Students in SMB

9:00 am-2:30 pm  Science and Engineering Booths at Cates Student Center  (Complete the passport and win a prize!)

9:00-9:30 am     Welcome in Jones Chapel (ELEMENTARY)

9:45-10:15 am   Welcome in Jones Chapel (JUNIORS & SENIORS)

10:30  – 12:00   Elementary Students at Projects on the 1st floor of the Science and Mathematics Building for Judges’ Interviews. Students should bring reading or quiet activity to occupy their time. ONLY Students, Fair Personnel, & Judges will be allowed in the rooms and halls during judging. Students must stay in the rooms with the room monitors until the end of the judging period. Parents, teachers, and others may wait in the Ledford Auditorium on 1st floor.

10:30 – 12:00    Junior and Senior students free for lunch – prior ticket sales for the Belk Dining Hall: Fried Chicken, BBQ, Hush Puppies, Corn on Cob, Green Beans, Baked Beans, Grill line - Chicken tenders w/ 3 dipping sauces, 6ft submarine sandwiches w/ homemade chips, Pizza, Salad bar, Banana and chocolate pudding cups, Pasta, Create your own mac and cheese. Sandwiches available at Cates Student Center.

12:00-1:00 pm   Elementary students free for lunch.  See menu above.

12:00-2:00 pm   Judges interview Junior and Senior students. Students should bring reading or quiet activity to occupy their time. ONLY Students, Fair Personnel, & Judges will be allowed in the rooms and halls during judging

1:00-2:00 pm     Elementary Projects Open to Public – students should divide their time between standing at their project and visiting other projects.  Projects can be dismantled at 2:00 pm.

2:00-3:30 pm     Junior and Senior Exhibits Open to Public – – students should divide their time between standing at their project and visiting other projects. 

2:30–3:15 pm    Elementary Awards Ceremony in Jones Chapel

3:30–4:15 pm    Junior Awards Ceremony in Jones Chapel

3:30-5:00 pm     Exhibitors Dismantle Projects – If projects are not dismantled by 5:00  they will be removed by the Fair

4:30–5:30 pm    Senior Awards Ceremony in Jones Chapel

·         Finalists Must Attend the Award Ceremony to Receive Their Awards! The only awards that will be shipped are for team projects when an additional trophy is needed.

·         Students may begin setting up projects as early as 4:00 pm Friday at the Science and Mathematics Building and Ledford Hall at Meredith College. All projects should be in place and approved by the Display and Safety Committee by 9:00 am Saturday for judging.  Please allow time for the project to be inspected and approved before judging begins at 9:00 am!

·         Follow signs for locations to unload projects and parking.  Please park only in designated areas.

·         Closed judging will begin at 9:00 am, students, parents, and teachers MUST leave Ledford Hall and the Science and Mathematics Building.

·         The Elementary students will have a different schedule for judging, lunch, and public viewing of projects. During the closed judging, parents, teachers, and other can wait in the Ledford Auditorium on the 1st floor.

·          Students may tour the Meredith Campus or visit in Raleigh but must be back in time for the Student Interviews as scheduled on Saturday. For convenience, lunch will be available at Belk Dining Hall or Cates Student Center for purchase.  Lunch tickets may be purchased online during registration.

·         Students will stay with their projects during judge interviews. Students should bring a quiet activity to do while waiting to be interviewed.  ONLY STUDENTS WITH PROJECTS, JUDGES, and FAIR OFFICIALS ARE ALLOWED IN LEDFORD HALL AND THE SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS BUILDING.  Parents may meet their children at the rooms at the end of the judge interviews (Elementary – Noon and Juniors and Seniors – 2:00 pm).  We encourage the students to visit the projects in the other rooms during the Public Viewing. 

 

 

Regional Fair Registration Deadlines for the 2016 NCSEF. 

Please adhere to the following registration deadline for your region. Materials must be postmarked by the given date.

 

Name of Region

Date of Fair

Participant/Project Registration Deadline

Region 1 – Northeast 

East Carolina University

2/20/16

3/4/16

 

Region 2 – Southeast

UNC-Wilmington

2/13/16

2/26/16

 

Region 3A – Central

Hillside High School

2/13/16

2/26/16

 

Region 3B – NCSSM

NC SSM

2/1/16

2/15/16

 

Region 4 – South Central

UNC-Pembroke

2/20/16

3/4/16

 

Region 5 – North Central

Triad Math & Science Acad.

2/13/16

2/26/16

 

Region 6 – Southwest and Charlotte/Mecklenberg

UNC-Charlotte

2/12-13/16

2/26/16

 

Region 7 – Northwest

Appalachian State Univ.

12/15/15

1/30/16

 

Region 8 – Western

Western Carolina Univ.

2/16-17/16

3/2/16