Yakutsk International Science Fair is an international competition of research works of students from Russia and other countries of the world. It has the format of poster sessions and oral presentations. Each participant team consists of seven students. According to the results of project presentation and personal interviews by the experts, the Expert award 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners among the best works. The team result is taken into account when calculating points for winning the YISG Grand Cup.

Rules

YAKUTSK INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE FAIR

July 8th – 15th, 2018

Rules & Guidelines

Locations: Oral presentations will be held at the M.K. Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University Natural Sciences Faculty Building and the Poster session at the Triumph Sports Arena, 16 Oyunsky Str.

Contacts:

Dr. Vasilii PAVLOV, e-mail: yisg18@mail.ru, ph: +7-924-66-22-548 (Yakutsk)

Ms. Zinaida OSIPOVA, e-mail: zkaskova@gmail.com, ph.:+7-903-58-26-660 (Moscow)

Website: http://yisg.ru/event/3

Facebook group: https://www.fb.com/yisf18/

 

1. PURPOSE

1.1 Inculcation of proper scientific methods of investigation in experimental research amongst high school students and popularization of science to a broader audience;

1.2 Development of a communication platform that allows students to network with their peers;

1.3 Facilitation of scientific and cross-cultural communication to promote educational exchange and friendship between science-talented and highly-motivated students.

 

2. ORGANIZERS

2.1 Organizer: The Sakha Junior Science Academy (SJSA);

2.2 Co-organizer: The Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia);

2.3 Supervisor: The Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Russian Federation.

 

3. PARTICIPANTS AND ELIGIBILITY

3.1 One school is invited to send up to 7 projects and the number of participants is limited to 7 students, any extra number of participants is subject to the Organizer' decision (an additional fee will be applied in this case);

3.2 The participants are the school students of grade 12 and below before July 31, 2018, and the students that have either not entered any higher education/university or will their age exceed 20 years;

3.3 One participant and one leader can comprise a team.

 

4. PROGRAM:

8 JULY – 15JULY, 2018

Date /Day

07:00-09:00

10:00-13:00

13:00-14:00

14:00-18:00

18:00-19:00

19:00-21:00

8

SUN

Arrival/Accreditation

(Breakfast: 07:00-09:00; Lunch: 13:00-14:00; Dinner: 18:00-19:00)

9

MON

Breakfast

Cultural Tour

Lunch

Cultural Tour

Dinner

Opening ceremony

10

TUE

Breakfast

Oral Presentations

Lunch

Oral Presentations

Dinner

Cultural event

11

WED

Breakfast

Poster session with experts*

Lunch

Poster session with experts*

Dinner

Cultural event

12

THU

Breakfast

Poster session open to the public

Lunch

Workshop

Dinner

Award ceremony

13

FRI

Breakfast

Cultural Tour

Lunch

Cultural Tour

Dinner

Cultural event

14

SAT

Breakfast

Cultural Tour

Lunch

Free time

Dinner

Farewell Dinner

15

SUN

Breakfast

Departure

 

5. REGISTRATION FEE

Organizational fee for a student and a team leader is:

5.1 Early bird registration before May 1st, 2018 –50 USD per person;

5.2 Late registration after May 1st, 2018 –100 USD per person;

5.3 Copies of the fee payment confirmation and identification documents (passports, birth certificates) to be presented at the accreditation on July 8th, 2018;

5.4 Observers and other accompanying persons are welcome. A surcharge fee will be applicable, to be negotiated on a case by case basis;

5.5 Participants shall bear any expenses before arrival in Yakutsk and after departing from Yakutsk. The organizer will cover all local costs, accommodation, catering, transportation, cultural tours and other activities during the YISF. The Organizer will provide the Russian visa support;

5.6 The organizational fee is not refundable.

 

6. ACCOMMODATION

6.1 The organizer will provide accommodations at the M.K. Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University Campus.

6.2 Any additional stay will be charged an extra fee, subject to the Organizer’s arrangement.

 

7. IMPORTANT DEADLINE

7.1 The Yakutsk International Science Fair will be held from July 8th to July 15th, 2018. Please, email us the list of members of your delegation and the number of projects before the May 1st, 2018;

7.2 Poster, research paper and project data book should be prepared in English and brought to the YISF. If an exhibit contains any part of imitation or includes any reference, it should be cited in a research paper;

7.3 Any exhibit that requires electricity for operation or illumination, the power used should be 220V, 50HZ AC current, and the European plug adaptor equipped with a fuse;

7.4 Exhibitors must bear responsibility for their display object, equipment or apparatus. All exhibits should be removed, disposed, or taken home at the end of the exhibition.

 

8. VISA PROVISION

8.1 The Organizer will provide all the necessary documents to assist in applying for the Russian visa.

 

9. PROJECT CATEGORIES

9.1 Mathematics;

9.2 Computer Science & Information technologies;

9.3 Physics and Astronomy;

9.4 Chemistry;

9.5 Earth and Environmental Sciences;

9.6 Biology and Medical Sciences;

9.8 Engineering;

9.9 Social Sciences.

 

10. DISPLAY PANELS

10.1 The booth size: 2 meters wide, and 1 meter deep with the 2,4 meters in height;

10.2 Printed work of up to 20 pages;

10.3 The printed thesis in English;

10.4 A laptop with a presentation and a video showing the progress of work of 3 and 1 minute respectively (if necessary).

 

11. CONTENT OF DISPLAY

11.1 A poster should contain: name of the work, novelty, and relevance, purpose, objectives, research methods, data, results with visual representation;

11.2 The participant’s school or educational institution name should be mentioned below the project’s title. For group work, a lead researcher is indicated first.

 

12. DISPLAY AND SAFETY REGULATIONS

12.1 Experimental installations, mock-ups, illustrative materials (if any) must meet the requirements of fire safety, do not contain toxic or flammable components, and also meet the requirements of ethics;

12.2 No living organisms are allowed to be subjected to the experiment and cannot be used in a display. No hazardous substance is allowed to be displayed and exhibited for the health and safety of the public and the environment.

12.3 The following items are prohibited from display:

1. Living organisms, including plants;

2. Soil, sand, rock, and waste samples, even if permanently encased;

3. Taxidermy specimens or parts, animal bones;

4. Preserved vertebrate or invertebrate animals;

5. Human or animal food as part of the exhibitor demonstration of the project;

6. Human/animal parts or body fluids (for example, blood, urine);

7. Plant materials (living, dead, or preserved) that are in their raw, unprocessed, or non-manufactured state (Exception: manufactured construction materials used in building the project, or display);

8. All chemicals including water (projects may not use water in any form in a demonstration.);

9. All hazardous substances or devices (for example, poisons, drugs, firearms, weapons, ammunition, reloading devices, and lasers);

10. Dry ice or other sublimating solids;

11. Sharp items (for example, syringes, needles, pipettes, knives);

12. Flames or highly flammable materials;

13. Batteries with open-top cells;

14. Glass or glass objects unless deemed safe by the Organizer (subject to prior approval);

15. Any apparatus deemed unsafe by the Organizer (for example, large vacuum tubes or dangerous ray-generating devices, empty tanks that previously contained combustible liquids or gases, pressurizes tanks, etc.);

16. Active Internet or e-mail connections cannot be displayed as part of displaying or operating the project during the judging.

 

13. JUDGING

13.1The project must be performed within one year preceding the competition. In case if the work was performed more than one year, the obtained results during the entire period are must be presented by a student.

Judging criteria:

13.2 Originality and creativity;

13.3 Correspondence of the content of the topic, the set goals, and objectives;

13.4 Project structure;

13.5 The correctness of the research methodology;

13.6 Accordance of conclusions to the results obtained;

13.7 Culture of processing matter;

13.8 Scientific attitude;

13.9 Scientific thought and understanding;

13.10 Thoroughness and effort;

13.11 Academic or practical value;

13.12 Presentation and technical skills;

13.13 Research data book and references.

 

14. AWARDS

14.1 The winners are determined for each project categories listed on the article 9 and are awarded a prize, a medal and receive a certificate;

14.2 The absolute winner of the YISF will be awarded by the YISF Grand Prix; every category winner will receive a category award.