Tuesday, January 28, 2020

General Rules

  • ASEF is open to all students who are currently on roll at Gulistan and Turgut Ozal Colleges [http://gulistan.edu.al/ and http://turgutozal.edu.al/# , respectively].
  • Grade 10, 11 and 12 students are in “Senior” category.
  • Grade 6, 7, 8 and 9 students are in “Junior” category.
  • Selected skilled 5th graders may participate in a category called ‘Little Scientists’.
  • ASEF Senior will be held on February the 15th, 2020 Saturday.
  • ASEF Junior (together with Little Scientists) will be held on February the 22 th, 2020 Saturday.
  • The venue for both ASEF finals is Turgut Ozal Education Complex .
  • Application deadlines:
  • ASEF Senior – January the 29th, 2020 Wednesday
  • ASEF Junior – January the 29th, 2020 Wednesday
  • The categories of ASEF are as follows:
  • ASEF uses English language as the means of communication with its contestants, supervisors and jurors. Thus, all participants are expected to have a good command of English.
  • A contestant may participate in ASEF with maximum 2 projects (in two separate categories).
  • The contestants have to prepare and register their projects under the supervision of their teachers. Inappropriate information; false, forged and/or plagiarized data may (and will) cause elimination of the project.
  • A project which was presented in ASEF last year can be submitted for the second time -if and only if- a significant progress has been done.
  • ASEF does not have to cover any expenses on contestants’ behalf such as transportation, food, project materials, stand decorations, brochures, posters, etc.
  • ASEF steering committee reserves the right of amendment of any ASEF rule.
1

Computer
Science

Each sub-category will be evaluated separated.
Group projects of at most 2 students. Only robotics may have 3 students.
  • Robotics
  • Lego Sumo
  • Web Design
  • Programming
  • Lego Line Follower
  • Hardware Control & Networking
2

Visual
Arts

Each sub-category will be evaluated separated.
Group projects of at most 2 students.
  • Short Movie
  • Poster Design
  • Installation Art
  • Industrial Design
  • 3-Minutes Science
  • Computer Based 3-D Design
3

Natural
Science

Group projects of at most 2 students.
  • Physics
  • Energy
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Environment
  • Engineering
4

Social
Science

Group projects of at most 2 students.
  • Law
  • Civics
  • History
  • Sociology
  • Geography
  • Linguistics
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology

Project Requirements

  1. 1. Only projects meeting all criteria are eligible for prizes and awards.
  2. 2. All of the work performed on each project entered in the fair must substantially be the entrant’s own work. This includes the research for the project, the work carried out during the experiment, and the creation of the display.
  3. 3. Those projects deemed by the judges to be questionable in this area will be subject to closer scrutiny by having the entrant called in to explain his or her work.
  4. 4. Assistance provided to the entrant by others shall be merely supportive in nature and must be acknowledged. Details must be given as to who provided assistance and what specifically they did to help. (Example: “Thank you to my mom for helping me pick out and buy the supplies and to my brother for checking my spelling.”)
  5. 5. This can be described on the display or in the log book.
  6. 6. The Committee reserves the right (a) not to display any exhibit, and (b) to withhold any prizes for which the judges consider an adequate standard has not been reached. The Committee's decision in all matters is final.

Safety Rules for Displays

  1. 1. No preserved live or dead vertebrate animals or parts, including embryos, may be exhibited. The exhibition of human parts is prohibited except: teeth, hair, nails, histological sections and liquid tissue slides properly acquired.
  2. 2. Displays must not include any food items, any mold, fungi, or microbial cultures
  3. 3. Photographs and sketches are preferred alternatives to the actual object.
  4. 4. Dangerous chemicals, drugs, heat or flame, highly combustible materials, Class III or IV lasers and explosives must not be exhibited
  5. 5. No hypodermic needles, syringes, glass, or other sharp or hazardous objects may be exhibited.
  6. 6. When in doubt contact the ASEF Committee for any questions.

Log Books / Project Verification Form

  1. 1. A log book is required for each exhibit. You may use spiral notebooks or three ring binders for your log book.
  2. 2. Supervisor must complete verify that the project entered in the fair is the product of original work done by the entrant or team.

Presentation Rules

  1. 1. Students are requested to stay by their own stand through all the day.
  2. 2. If anyone needs to leave for special needs, the other member of the group must be present in the stand.
  3. 3. If judges come to judge your project and you are not present you get discarded from the fair.