Welcome to the 64th Annual San Juan Basin Regional Science Fair

Important Dates & Times

The 64th Annual San Juan BAsin Regional Science Fair was held on February 16th, 2022.  Check out our Sudent's Project Presentations in our Public Showcase!

CONGRATULATIONS to our Student Researchers!

Come celebrate with our students, teachers and volunteer judges at our Virtual Afterparty on March 12, 2:00 PM

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE PARTY 3/5/2022!

Afterparty Agenda:

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RESULTS

 

Presentation_Guidelines_SJBRSF_2022

Select the appropriate slide show/template for your project for details about each element of your presentation.

Hypothesis Testing Project Template    Goal Oriented Project Template

All students must follow relevent Display and Safety Guidelines. Click here!

This new hybrid approach is here to stay - leveraging technology to better showcase our students' work while allowing us to serve each student however they are most comfortably able to participate  Intended to serve any and all students, including those traveling long distances, students with disabilities, or students with vulnerable family members who wish to avoid public settings.  No reason needed - students and volunteers alike may elect to participate either in person (in Durango) or online (from anywhere)!

Important Dates:
February 1, 2022: Student Registration Deadline

February 13, 2022: DIGITAL PROJECT PRESENTATIONS open to judges

February 16, 2022:  Judging Interviews 

With the safety of our students and the entire community our highest priority, ALL STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE A RISK ASSESSMENT THAT INCLUDES PROPER COVID-19 MITIGATION STRATEGIES AS WELL AS ALL OTHER POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS ACTVITIES.  

Student researchers and supervising adults should be aware of and follow the COVID-19 guidance from the CDC, their state, county and local officials, as well as their school districts and research facilities. Unversal masking is required for all in-person actvities.

Students should upload their research plan and risk assessment as soon as possible after registering, with digital profile and presentation materials due by February 12th in order to receive full consideration from judges.

 

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San Juan BOCES

WELCOME to the 64th Annual San Juan Basin Regional Science Fair.

SJBRSF Interview Schedule

If you have questions on Fair Day or need Technical Support:

CLICK HERE FOR OUR SUPPORT ROOM IN ZOOM

or call/text Sheila:  970-764-7550

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REVISED_Presentation_Guidelines_SJBRSF_2022

STUDENTS SHOULD UPLOAD THEIR SLIDESHOW AS THE FIRST IMAGE UNDER THE "ENTRY" TAB (at the bottom of entry tab page).

ALL STUDENTS will need to upload their presentation prior to the event. 

Select the appropriate slide show/template for your project for details about each element of your presentation.

Hypothesis Testing Project Template    Goal Oriented Project Template

All students must follow all relevent Display and Safety Guidelines. Click here!

Interviews will be conducted at a specified time provided in advance of the fair, for both in-person and online students. Judging for different categories will be conducted by small teams of judges with one student or team present at a time. All in-person participants should follow our Universal Masking policy and wear a face mask at all times indoors or around others outdoors.

Judging Rooms will be located either at the La Plata County Fairgrounds or the Durango Recreation Center.  Each room has outdoor access doors for student entry and increased ventilation. Students should dress appropriately for being outdoors, as some optional activities, including our new River Trail scavenger hunt, will be conducted outside. Students are highly encouraged to use the River Trail to access this and other optional activities at the Powerhouse Science Center. 

Intended to serve any and all students, including those traveling long distances, students with disabilities, or students with vulnerable family members who wish to avoid public settings, the hybrid approach all allows to serve each student however they are most comfortably able to participate. No reason needed - students and volunteers alike may elect to participate either in person (in Durango) or online (from anywhere)!

Important Dates:
February 1, 2022: Student Registration Deadline

February 13, 2022: DIGITAL PROJECT PRESENTATIONS open to judges

February 16, 2022:  Judging Interviews 

Awards Presentation - online TBD

With the safety of our students and the entire community our highest priority, ALL STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE A RISK ASSESSMENT THAT INCLUDES PROPER COVID-19 MITIGATION STRATEGIES AS WELL AS ALL OTHER POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS ACTVITIES.  

Student researchers and supervising adults should be aware of and follow the COVID-19 guidance from the CDC, their state, county and local officials, as well as their school districts and research facilities. 

Students should upload their research plan and risk assessment as soon as possible after registering, with digital profile and presentation materials for judges due by February 12th in order to receive full consideration.

Full schedule and event details are still evolving & include optional activities at the Powerhouse Science Center, the Durango Recreation Center, and along the River Trail that connects them.  Stay tuned...

Check this site for updates or visit our facebook page: InspireSJBOCES.

 

CLICK HERE FOR PROJECT PRESENTATION GUIDELINES

We know there is a lot that goes into completing a scientific research project. The goal of this platform is to allow several different opportunities for you to tell your story in addition to communicate your findings. Some presentation elements are identified as "required" and some as "optional" in our Guidelines.

The required elements were identified to provide our volunteer judges a level baseline structure to help fairly evaluate and rank projects. Incomplete projects may be allowed to compete, but that will likely hinder the judges' ability to see and recognize what you have accomplished, and could certainly affect your scoring and rank. 

If you have any problems finding, completing, uploading or understanding any part of this process, please reach out right away: Sheila Weahkee, sweahkee@sjboces.org, (970) 764-7550.

Eligibility: Individual students or Teams of up to three individual students in Grades Six (6) through Twelve (12) from Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale, La Plata, Montezuma or San Juan Counties, Colorado

Cost: $15 per student (typically paid by school)

 



CLICK HERE FOR PROJECT PRESENTATION GUIDELINES includuing templates for REQUIRED digital presentations. 

Paperwork Instructions
Within the student portal, there is a 'Paperwork' Tab. Use this feature to download blank forms and upload completed forms.

Other project materials, including digital presentation plus any optional photos, videos or otehr elements are uploaded into the student/project "Profile" section.

Items Required for all SJBRSF Projects:
Research Plan
Form 1 - Checklist for Adult Sponsor
Form 1A - Student Checklist
Form 1B - Approval Form
Form 3 - Risk Assessment Form that includes COVID precautions
Abstract
Digital Project Presentation 

Additonal forms are required for certain projects, including those with human subjects, vertebrate animals, microorganisms, or rDNA. 

These forms plus more information and helpful resources are available here from CSEF.

SJBRSF Safety Guidelines require all students to complete a risk assessment that includes appropriate COVID-19 health precautions and mitigation strategies.  Examples of appropriate strategies include:

  • Wear a face covering while conducting experiments outside of the home environment.
  • Maintain a 6-foot distance from people not in the researcher's regular group (aka germ circle or social bubble).
  • Wash hands frequently.
  • Keep work space clean and disinfected. This is especially important if the student is working in a shared space.
  • Avoid all close contact and minimize incidental contact with people or vertebrate animals outside your preexisting germ circle/social bubble. Consider virtual options.
  • Use non-pathogenic model organisms for microbiology projects rather than unknown samples.
  • Use extreme caution handling blood, sewage, scat, or when going out into the environment to collect samples for study. Consult your local or regional SRC for guidance.
  • Understand that vaccination status of student researcher and other involved individuals may be considered by the local or regional SRC when eveluating the risks of your project. 

Student researchers and supervising adults should be aware of guidance from the CDC, state, county and local officials as well as their school districts and research facilities. Your safety and the safety of the entire community must be a priority.

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WELCOME to the 64th Annual San Juan Basin Regional Science Fair.

SJBRSF Interview Schedule

If you have questions on Fair Day or need Technical Support:

CLICK HERE FOR OUR SUPPORT ROOM IN ZOOM

or call/text Sheila:  970-764-7550

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REVISED_Presentation_Guidelines_SJBRSF_2022

We strongly encourage teachers to create an account and help guide their students through the process. Students may select their teacher during or after registration, or teachers may email a list of their students to the coordinator who can make those connections.

We are thrilled to be offering students the choice of IN-PERSON or VIRTUAL interviews in 2022! Hopefully this holds up through the winter wave of viral transmission. We have layered in as many mitigation strategies as we could to try to stay in person and are in regular contact with the local health department.  Fingers crossed...

ALL STUDENTS will need to upload a digital project presentation prior to the event. 

Presentation_Guidelines_SJBRSF_2022.pdf

Interviews will be conducted at a specified time provided in advance of the fair, for both in-person and online students. Judging for different categories will be conducted by small teams of judges with one student or team present at a time. All in-person participants should folow our Universal Masking policy and wear a face mask at all times indoors or around others outdoors.

Judging Rooms will be located either at the La Plata County Fairgrounds or the Durango Recreation Center.  Each room has outdoor access doors for student entry and increased ventilation. Students should dress appropriately for being outdoors, as some optional activities, including a new River Trail scavenger hunt, will be conducted outside. Students are highly encouraged to use the River Trail to access this and other optional activities at the Powerhouse Science Center. 

Intended to serve any and all students, including those traveling long distances, students with disabilities, or students with vulnerable family members who wish to avoid public settings, the hybrid approach all allows to serve each student however they are most comfortably able to participate. No reason needed - students and volunteers alike may elect to participate either in person (in Durango) or online (from anywhere)!

Important Dates:
February 1, 2022: Student Registration Deadline

February 13, 2022: DIGITAL PROJECT PRESENTATIONS open to judges

February 16, 2022:  Judging Interviews 

Awards Presentation - online TBD

SJBRSF Emergency Safety Guidelines have been revised for students conducting research during the 2021-22 school year. With the safety of our students and the entire community our highest priority, ALL STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE A RISK ASSESSMENT THAT INCLUDES PROPER COVID-19 MITIGATION STRATEGIES AS WELL AS ALL OTHER POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS ACTVITIES.  

Student researchers and supervising adults should be aware of and follow the COVID-19 guidance from the CDC, their state, county and local officials, as well as their school districts and research facilities. 

Students should upload their research plan and risk assessment as soon as possible after registering, with digital profile and presentation materials for judges due by February 12th in order to receive full consideration.

Full schedule and event details are still evolving & include optional activities at the Powerhouse Science Center, the Durango Recreation Center, and along the River Trail that connects them.  Stay tuned...

Check this site for updates or visit our facebook page: InspireSJBOCES.

 

CLICK HERE FOR PROJECT PRESENTATION GUIDELINES

We know there is a lot that goes into completing a scientific research project. The goal of this platform is to allow several different opportunities for you to tell your story in addition to communicate your findings. Some presentation elements are identified as "required" and some as "optional" in our Guidelines.

The required elements were identified to provide our volunteer judges a level baseline structure to help fairly evaluate and rank projects. Incomplete projects may be allowed to compete, but that will likely hinder the judges' ability to see and recognize what you have accomplished, and could certainly affect your scoring and rank. 

If you have any problems finding, completing, uploading or understanding any part of this process, please reach out right away: Sheila Weahkee, sweahkee@sjboces.org, (970) 764-7550.

Eligibility: Individual students or Teams of up to three individual students in Grades Six (6) through Twelve (12) from Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale, La Plata, Montezuma or San Juan Counties, Colorado

Cost: $15 per student (typically paid by school)

 



Paperwork Instructions
Within the student portal, there is a 'Paperwork' Tab. Use this feature to download blank forms and upload completed forms.

Itemss Required for all SJBRSF Projects:
Research Plan
Form 1 - Checklist for Adult Sponsor
Form 1A - Student Checklist
Form 1B - Approval Form
Form 3 - Risk Assessment Form that includes COVID precautions
Project Presentation Abstract

Additonal forms are required for certain projects, including those with human subjects, vertebrate animals, microorganisms, or rDNA. 

These forms plus more information and helpful resources are available here from CSEF.

SJBRSF Safety Guidelinesrequire all students to complete a risk assessment that includes appropriate COVID-19 health precautions and mitigation strategies.  Examples of appropriate strategies include:

  • Wear a face covering while conducting experiments outside of the home environment.
  • Maintain a 6-foot distance from people not in the researcher's immediate germ circle/social bubble.
  • Wash hands frequently.
  • Keep work space clean and disinfected. This is especially important if the student is working in a shared space.
  • Avoid all close contact and minimize incidental contact with people or vertebrate animals outside your preexisting germ circle/social bubble. Consider virtual or online options.
  • Use non-pathogenic model organisms for microbiology projects rather than unknown samples.
  • Use extreme caution handling blood, sewage, scat, or when going out into the environment to collect samples for study. Consult your local or regional SRC for guidance.
  • Understand that vaccination status of student researcher and others involved individuals may be considered by the local or regional SRC when eveluating the risks of your project. 

Student researchers and supervising adults should be aware of guidance from the CDC, state, county and local officials as well as their school districts and research facilities. Your safety and the safety of the entire community must be a priority.

 

If you have questions on Fair Day or need Technical Support:

CLICK HERE FOR OUR SUPPORT ROOM IN ZOOM

or call/text Sheila:  970-764-7550

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Click The "ONLINE JUDGING" tab above to see student projects...

Interviews will take place ONLINE on Wednesday, February 16th. Judges will be working in teams to interview and rank students. Interviews will be scheduled in advance of their, with one student being evaluated at a time.  Judges will have online access to project presentations beginning February 133th.

Sadly, all in-person activities have been canceled for 2022. Instructions and taining for judges will be provided online for review prior to the 16th.

The mission of the SJBRSF is to equip and prepare the next generation of innovators and STEM professionals by fostering an enthusiasm for science and inquiry. Our annual event offers students an opportunity to engage the Southwest Colorado STEM community and to present their original research in an atmosphere of competition, creativity, education, and fun.  

Judges are one of the most important pieces of the San Juan Basin Regional Science Fair and we thank you for being a part of our community! All STEM enthusiasts who are high school graduates or above are encouraged to volunteer.

Thank you for volunteering!

Please contact Sheila Weahkee with any questions or concerns.  

sweahkee@sjboces.org   970-764-7550

 

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