National American Indian Virtual Science and Engineering Fair
AISES is hosting its second virtual science and engineering fair this spring! The National American Indian Virtual Science and Engineering Fair (NAIVSEF) is a Society for Science and the Public (SSP) affiliated science fair and as such is part of the larger SSP fair network. The NAIVSEF differs from other SSP-affiliated fairs in that it is a “Virtual Science Fair”. Unlike live fairs, virtual fairs do not require travel as the fair and judging are conducted online and via teleconference calls.
Participants submit their projects as videos and slideshows online. Last year’s winning entries can be viewed here: http://www.aises.org/
AISES permits students from 5th-12th grades to participate in its NAIVSEF event. There are two categories for entrants, Senior Division (defined as grades 9-12) and Junior Division (defined as grades 5-8). Per ISEF rules, only high school students (grades 9-12) may go on to participate in the ISEF. Each division has its own timeline. Fair days (the dates teleconference interview calls are held) for Senior Division are March 28-29, 2015, whereas, fair days for Junior Division are April 25-26, 2015.
NAIVSEF projects may be submitted by individual students or teams of up to two students. Students must either be an AISES Pre-College member or a student attending an AISES Pre-College Affiliate School to participate.
Registration: Students will register for this fair online. High school students will follow ISEF International Rules and Guidelines (https://member.
The “AISES NAIVSEF Policies, Procedures and Rules”, the NAIVSEF timeline, NAIVSEF forms, and a link to our online registration platform will be posted on our website by February 2, 2015.
The registration fee is $25.00 per High School (Senior Division) project (not per student) or $10.00 per Middle School (Junior Division) project.
NAIVSEF Final Timelines:
HIGH SCHOOL (SENIOR DIVISION)
|Online registration||February 2, 2015 to February 13, 2015|
|First SRC review process completed||February 23, 2015|
|Second SRC review (Paperwork Day) completed||March 6, 2015|
|Submission of SRC approved projects videos/slideshows||March 10, 2015 to March 12, 2015|
|Interview date/time notices sent by email||March 17, 2015|
|Finalist interviews via teleconference calls||March 28 and 29, 2015|
|Winners notified and announced||April 8, 2015|
|Winning projects posted on AISES website||May 2015|
MIDDLE SCHOOL (JUNIOR DIVISION)
|Online registration||February 25, 2015 to March 6, 2015|
|Paperwork Day (all paperwork reviewed)||April 3, 2015|
|Submission of approved projects videos/slideshows||April 13, 2015 to April 15, 2015|
|Interview date/time notices sent by email||April 17, 2015|
|Interviews via teleconference calls||April 25 and 26, 2015|
|Winners notified and announced||May 8, 2015|
|Winning projects posted on AISES website||June 2015|
For more information check our website: http://www.aises.org/