2015 Fair – CSEF Teacher Workshop

Posted: 24 September 2014
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Filed Under: Our Fair, Workshops

Register Online
When: Saturday, October 18, 2014, 9 am – Noon
Deadline: Thursday, Oct. 16
Additional information:
Dr. LaBanca 203-947-2850 • [email protected]

Continental Breakfast

Stipends for Participants that establish a Scientific Review Committee at their School

Helping students select the “right” project

We all want our students to find the best projects possible to be competitive at the Science and Engineering Fair. But are there “trade secrets”? And will the students project clear the scientific review process of the Fair? At this workshop we will examine best practices in project selection as well as teach you how to establish your OWN scientific review committee to determine eligibility of projects. All of our workshop components will include practical implementation strategies for your classroom. Use these techniques as teaching points to increase project quality schoolwide.

Sacred Heart University  • Get Directions • Campus Map
Room SC200, Science Center Wing of Main Academic Center
5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield, CT 06825
When you drive in the main entrance you are looking at the Main Academic Building—the SC (science) wing extends to your right.


Dr. Frank LaBanca, CT Science Fair Vice President and volunteers from the CT Science Fair Association


Establishing a Scientific Review Committee (SRC) to examine student projects

  • What is an SRC?
  • What kinds of individuals are members?
  • What paperwork is necessary?
  • What are common guidelines for SRC review?
  • How can SRC be a “teachable experience” allowing students to present before a panel of adults
  • What is the role of the teacher/advisor in SRC?

Learning to classify the “types” of Fair projects

Guiding students through paperwork completion


For those teachers who attend the workshop and establish a Scientific Review Committee– They will be compensated $50 upon submission of their first project that has been school-reviewed.  All school-reviewed projects are subject to secondary review by the Connecticut Science and Engineering Fair’s Scientific Review Committee.  Due to space limitations and in the spirit of inclusiveness, preference will be given to the first person registered per school.


Register Online


Dr. LaBanca: 203.947.2850 or [email protected]

Please note: there is a 40 person limit. First come, first serve.

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