Science Research Seminar

The 2016 

Science Research Symposium 

was a great success!

On Saturday, April 23rd, students from BVSD high schools gathered to present the incredible scientific research they have been working on all year. The event was free and open to the public.

Students competed in categories and won awards for their presentation content and style. You can view the awards here and check out some of the projects from this year and years past here.


It's time to think about SRS for 2016-17
Description and Purpose: 
Boulder Valley’s seven high schools offer this amazing class for students interested in any type of science. The purpose of this class is to provide an opportunity for students to pursue independent scientific research.  
Students will either experience several months of working in a lab or science facility with science or technology mentors who provide guidance and supervision as the student pursues his/her research or will choose to work in the high school laboratory closely monitored by the high school teacher.

The students have a regular high school classroom teacher, who maintains communication with the mentors of his or her students. 



Expectations:

The students prepare a research project poster for the District Science Fair in February, create a powerpoint/google slides presentation which is presented orally at the Boulder Valley Science Symposium in April, and write a scientific abstract and paper.  

Typically, students spend 6-10 hours/week working on their research. The amount of time that the mentors spend with the student varies depending on the nature of the project. 

During the initial interview, the student, mentor and classroom teacher clearly define what each person is able to contribute during the year. The classroom teacher is expected to make contact with the student weekly, to assure that the student is keeping up with the course work, and meeting the expectations defined during the initial interview.

We are always looking for mentors for student projects and judges for the science fair and symposium, please contact Kate Hoffman if you are interested! 

If you have any questions about the program, please feel free to email your questions to...

Kate Hoffman, SRS COORDINATOR, LEARNING SERVICES
Boulder Valley School District
6500 Arapahoe, Boulder, 80303
kate.hoffman@bvsd.org

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