S-T-O-P- YOU MUST consult our Project Tips page and each of the specific links there Tips, Rules and all items concerned with a successful competitive science fair project. before proceeding with any project. This will answer all of your questions regarding how to do a project, create a display, write an abstract, etc.
Participants: Application packet links appear below. If your project involves a combination of any of these humans, vertebrate animals, microbes, human or vertebrate animal fresh or frozen bodily fluids or tissues, cell lines, rDNA or DEA controlled substances... then contact ACSEF at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us a little about your project then we will generate an application packet that contains all the forms you require and send it to you via email.
Using Human Subjects (including surveys tests, physical activities, etc.) — Application Packet ANote : If using surveys or tests (written, verbal, online, or physical) require copies of all questions/tasks be inserted into the packet.
Using Vertebrate Animals Observation Only — Application Packet B1Note : Passive observations means just watching animals in their natural habitat, zoos, or other public places without any attempts to manipulate their health, behavior, diet or habitat.
Using Vertebrate Animal studies in a college/professional lab or under direct veterinarian supervision. — Application Packet B2Note : ACSEF does NOT allow any experimentation on vertebrate animals that attempt to change their habitat, diet, behavior or health unless the experiment is performed under scientific mentorship at a professional lab or under the visual guidance of a veterinarian. No Exceptions!
Using Potentially Hazardous Biological Agents (microorganisms including: *swabbing surfaces to culture, bacteria, viruses, viroids, prions, rickettsia, fungi and parasites), rDNA) — Application Packet C1
Human and Vertebrate Animal Tissues (fresh/frozen tissues (including primary cell lines, human and other primate established cell lines and tissue cultures), blood, blood products and body fluids) — Application Packet C2
DEA controlled substances (alcohol, tobacco, narcotics, cannabis products, anabolic steroids, or prescription drugs) — Application Packet D
Non SRC/IRB pre-review - Projects that do not involve any of those listed above — Application Packet E
SACSEF 2018 plans are well under way! Fair Dates: March 16-17 & 28, 2018
NEW 2017 - 2018 Fair Year Changes for Registration & Application:
Students, teachers, parents, mentors – Please go to our online registration and application site https://acsef.zfairs.com