In an effort to make the check-in process smoother, the Display and Safety Committee (DSC) will be operating a little differently this year. The following are steps necessary to complete your check-in process at the 2014 SSTFI.
Registration, SRC Booth and DSC Booth ALL located near South Doors of Hilton.
Teachers/sponsors register their school at Registration Desk
2. Students with SRC violations proceed to the SRC booth
Please remember – no flash/thumb drives;
email in advance
OR bring hard copy
3. Teacher/Sponsor set up DSC “check time” for their school at the DSC booth
Once all projects are set-up AND cleared of SRC violations:
a. The teacher/sponsor should proceed to the DSC booth to set up a DSC “check time.” We will NOT accept students.
b. At your scheduled DSC “check time” one or more DSC members will walk around with YOU the teacher/sponsor to complete the process. All students must stay at their projects until the teacher and DSC member have cleared his/her/their projects.
Once all of your school’s projects are cleared, you are free to leave, etc.
An example: School A arrives at 1:00PM and completes registration. All twenty of School A’s projects are set-up and all SRC violations are cleared at 1:45PM. School A’s teacher then proceeds to the DSC booth and sets-up a time to check projects at 2:00PM. Two DSC members and the teacher visit all 20 projects for approval and School A is free to leave at 2:30PM.
A few common problems that we have every year are:
· Items NOT allowed at projects:
o Living organisms, including plants
o Plant materials (living, dead or preserved) which are in their raw, unprocessed, or non-manufactured state (Exception: manufactured construction materials used in building the project or display)
o Glass or glass objects unless deemed by the Display and Safety Committee to be an integral and necessary part of the project
o Photographs or other visual presentations depicting vertebrate animals in surgical techniques, dissections, necropsies, or other lab procedures
· Allowed but with restrictions;
o Photographs of human subjects for which signed consent forms are at the project or in the booth. Human Subjects Form (4) or equivalent photograph release signed by the human subject MUST be included in paperwork.
· Items required to be visible at the project:
o Abstract (displayed vertically -- does not have to be attached to the backdrop but must be visible in the display area!)
o Photograph/image credits
For a complete list of Display and Safety rules:
McKenzie & Alexa
Display and Safety Committee Chairs
For more information regarding the SSTFI please visit our website at www.sciencefairofiowa.org