Application & Abstract Forms and Guidelines
High school teachers/school officials are invited to nominate up to six students from each school who have conducted original research. No more than six nominations per school will be accepted.
Nominees are to submit an abstract and paper of their original research prepared in accordance with the guidelines listed below by the deadlines. A panel of judges will select papers in each category by the judging criteria, and those students will be invited to give oral presentations.
Application & Abstract Due: November 26, 2012
Research Paper Due: December 17, 2012
Application & Abstract Submission Guidelines
Schools must download and complete our School Application Form. This form must be filled out by a school teacher or official. For submission of each student’s abstract, download the Abstract Form and fill out all required information. Be sure to rename all files as described next. These forms must be e-mailed as attachments to JSHS@stonybrook.edu by the nominating teacher/school official no later than November 26, 2012. Forms will not be accepted if sent directly from the student.
Naming of Submission Files
Each school is requested to choose its own three-letter code. All files to be submitted must have this code at the beginning of their file names (i.e., replace XXX in downloaded file names). Based on 2012 submissions, schools are assigned three-letter codes. Note that many schools have different codes from last year. If your school is not listed, please send us an email (JSHS@stonybrook.edu) and we will assign an three-letter code.
Each student in a school is also assigned a letter code (one of A ~ F) as indicated next to his/her name in the student list of the School Application Form. Abstract and other files from individual students must contain his/her letter code in addition to the school code (see below).
Follow the same procedure for all other forms.
Writing an Abstract
A properly written abstract presents a summary of the research conducted and the most significant conclusions reached. Abstracts are the chief means by which scientists decide which research reports to read. In the form, please choose one of the six categories listed.