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Austin Energy Regional Science Festival
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JUDGING CRITERIA
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JUNIOR / SENIOR DIVISION
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Project No.Student Name(s) or TitleScore each project relative to total points listedTotalComments
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I. Research Question (max 10 pts)*II. Design and Methodology (max 15 pts)III. Execution (max 20 pts)IV. Creativity (max 20 pts)V.a. Poster (max 10 pts)V.b. Interview (max 25 pts)
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* Scroll down for Criteria Explanations or print page 2 as a reference sheet.
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Austin Energy Regional Science Festival
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JUDGING CRITERIA
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JUNIOR / SENIOR DIVISION
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Judging Criteria for Science Projects
Judging Criteria for Engineering Projects
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I. Research Question (10pts)
I. Research Question (10 pts)
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clear and focused purpose
description of a practical need or problem to be solved
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identifies contribution to field of study
definition of criteria for proposed solution
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testable using scientific methods
explanation of problem constraints
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II. Design and Methodology (15pts)
II. Design and Methodology (15pts)
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well designed plan and data collection methods
exploration of alternatives to answer, need, and/or problem
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variables and controls defined, appropriate and complete
Identification of a solution
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III. Execution -Data Collection, Analysis and Interpretation (20 pts)
development of a prototype/model
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systematic data collection and analysis
III. Execution- Construction and Testing (20 pts)
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reproducibility of results
prototype demonstrates intended design
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appropriate application of mathematical and statistical methods
prototype has been tested in multiple conditions/trials
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sufficient data collected to support interpretations and conclusions
prototype demonstrates engineering skill and completeness
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IV. Creativity (20pts)
IV. Creativity (20pcs)
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project demonstrates significant creativity in one or more of the above criteria
project demonstrates significant creativity in one or more of the above criteria
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V. Presentation (35 pts)
V. Presentation (35 pts)
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a. Poster (10pts)
a. Poster (10pts)
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logical organization of material
logical organization of material
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clarity of graphics and legends
clarity of graphics and legends
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supporting documentation displayed
supporting documentation displayed
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b. Interview (25pts)
b. Interview (25pts)
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clear, concise, thoughtful responses to questions
clear, concise, thoughtful responses to questions
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understanding of basic science relevant to project
understanding of basic science relevant to project
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understanding interpretation and limitations of results and conclusions
understanding interpretation and limitations of results and conclusions
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degree of independence in conduction of project
degree of independence in conduction of project
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recognition of potential impact in science, society and/or economics
recognition of potential impact in science, society and/or economics
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quality of ideas for further research
quality of ideas for further research
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for team projects, contributions to and understanding of project by all members
for team projects, contributions to and understanding of project by all members
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