UPPER EAST TENNESSEE SCIENCE FAIR

To Be Held  Monday, April 16th , 2012       

The Upper East Tennessee Science Fair is held each year in late spring on the East Tennessee State University campus.  The event is sponsored by the Johnson City Kiwanis Club and ETSU.  It features approximately 400 exhibits submitted by fourth through eighth graders from approximately 40 schools in the region.

Professional scientists and ETSU faculty judge the competition.  More than $6000 in prize money, donated by the Kiwanis Club and Eastman Chemical Company, is awarded to student winners and to their schools. Two $100 prizes are awarded by ETSU's Center for Appalachian Studies and Services; four $100 prizes are awarded by the Tennessee Academy of Science; and five $100 prizes are awarded by Studsvik, Inc.  

Below you will find information files and forms for the 2012 Science Fair.   The forms can be downloaded and photocopied as needed.   { Postmark Deadline for Entries is Friday, April 6, 2012}

Please pay particular attention to these items:
* Review the Rules and Regulations and Safety Guidelines to Insure a Student's project can be displayed and judged!
* The School Entry Form (back) says how many entries each school may sponsor, and that you may not substitute between Biological and Physical Sciences quotas.

* Form H (human subjects) states clearly that school counselors may sign for projects involving behavioral studies and surveys.
* Form V (vertebrate subjects) is required for projects using fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, or mammals.  It is not necessary to include Form V for human subjects.
* Form H and Form V require teachers and professionals to confirm that  relevant aspects of the project have been discussed with the student before the proposed   research was done.       
            
NOTE: MAPS TO THE SCIENCE FAIR:  Click on the Links Below to get the location of ETSU, a Campus Map, or Culp Center Map
    GETTING TO ETSU                CAMPUS MAP
               
Culp Center Floor Plans with Room Locations

Participants needing to park private vehicles in campus lots during the day must stop by the Public Safety Office near University Parkway and obtain a
Visitor's Pass.  There is a drive-thru window for passes and your vehicle's License Plate number is needed for the pass.



           POSTMARK DEADLINE FOR ENTRY FORMS  IS  FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2012
Award Announcements Downloadable MS Word (.doc file) Downloadable (.pdf file)
SCHEDULE FOR 2012 FAIR
Downloadable MS Word (.doc file) Downloadable (.pdf file)
Parking, Event Details, etc.
Downloadable MS Word (.doc file) Downloadable (.pdf file)
Rules and Regulations Downloadable MS Word (.doc file) Downloadable (.pdf file)
Safety Guidelines Downloadable MS Word (.doc file) Downloadable (.pdf file)
STUDENT Entry Form Downloadable MS Word (.doc file) Downloadable (.pdf file)
SCHOOL Entry Form
Downloadable MS Word (.doc file) Downloadable (.pdf file)
Form H Downloadable MS Word (.doc file) Downloadable (.pdf file)
Form V Downloadable MS Word (.doc file) Downloadable (.pdf file)
Invitation to Teachers Letter Downloadable MS Word (.doc file) Downloadable (.pdf file)


For Further Information or Clarification Contact:
Dr. Gary Henson
Department of Physics, Astronomy, and Geology
BOX 70652, ETSU
Johnson City, TN   37614
Phone: 423-439-6906

Fax: 423-439-6905
E-mail: hensong@etsu.edu