Event description

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In 1981 the Montreal Regional Science Fair was created to regroup the best projects presented by young Anglophones from the Montreal metropolitan area.

In 2001 the regional fair became known as the Montreal Regional Science and Technology Fair and we represent the English-speaking community in the Greater Montréal (including the Lanaudière, Laurentides, Laval, Montérégie and Montreal regions).

The 34th edition of the Hydro-Quebec Montreal Regional Science & Technology Fair is presented at Concordia University on March 13-14-15, 2016.

Exposciences website

VIDEO TUTORIAL 

Check out the link (video section, to the right ) called "Tutorial - how to present your science fair project ".

2016 MRSTF schedule and other information

Exhibitor's Information (for students)

  1. Please talk with your teacher-in-charge of science fairs.
  2. Download the student checklist and information package 2016MRSTF_StudentChecklist+ExhibitInfo. (UPDATED 10-02-2016)
  3. Whenever asked for the region choose “Montreal Regional Science & Technology Fair” (as opposed to Montreal, which is our French counterpart).
  4. Online registration is now available on the provincial website. (UPDATED 15-12-2015). Click 
  5. Need a copy of the official rules or special forms (e.g. Form A - Contribution from a recognized institution, Form B - Free & individual consent, etc..) , the most up-to-date version are located at 
  6. In all cases where you are asked to mail something to your local CLS — please note that it is to your teacher-in-charge of science fairs.

Teacher's Information

*NEW* Frequently asked questions section - SEE BELOW   Dates and Events
Key Date
Feb 26, 2016   Student must finalize their on-line registration (ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES AT MIDNIGHT ON FEBRUARY 26). No projects will be accepted after this date and time. 
Feb 29*, 2016   School fees and hard copies (projects) must be received by Concordia (* Please note we will accept the project hard copies and checks on Monday February 29 as the UNIVERSITY IS CLOSED ON FRIDAY FEBRUARY 26 and no one will be there to receive them).
** Note: Six paper copies of the student reports are to be mailed to Guy Gosselin, Concordia University (see Teacher’s (School) Checklist for mailing address). Students must also upload a digital version of their report to the system as well. Your packages:
  1. Teacher’s (School) Checklist Package (File: 2016MRSTF_SchoolChecklist+Info. ) UPDATED 10-02-2016
  2. Student Checklist Package (File: 2016MRSTF_StudentChecklist+ExhibitInfo.) UPDATED 10-02-2016
  3. School statistics & Chaperone information, link: click here
Even if the student’s projects are not finalized, you can still have the student do the initial registration. You can return multiple times to the online registration form. When choosing the region — specify “Montreal Regional Science & Technology Fair” and not “Montreal” (which is our French counterpart).

INTEL ISEF 2016

(UPDATED INFO. IN THIS SECTION 22-01-2016) For those teachers with projects that may qualify for ISEF:
  1. ISEF Presentation (by Dr. Iafigliola during October 20th information session) – file: 2016_IISEF PPT
  2. ISEF introduction letter - file: 2016 ISEF Letter to Teachers
  3. Complete Intel ISEF 2016 Rules and Guidelines Booklet (PDF)
  4. ISEF rule wizard (link: ISEF Rule wizard)
  5. EAST Scientific Review Committee (SRC) Risk Assessment form (File: 2016 ISEF Risk Assessment Form (PDF)
  6. CONTACT AND DEADLINE: For registration, questions, and inquiries, please contact: Dr. Rocco Iafigliola (SRC Chairperson) at r.Iafigliola@marianopolis.edu Submissions deadline dates:
    - December 18, 2015 is the first deadline for submitting IISEF proposals and required forms to the MRSTF SRC for projects
    that require approval before experimentation begins.
    - February 19, 2016 is the second and final deadline for submitting IISEF proposals to SRC for projects that require approval before experimentation begins.
    Potential IISEF projects, that need approval before experimentation begins, cannot be considered for IISEF if they do not meet the final Feb 19, 2016 deadline.

Upper Level Fairs

Super expo-sciences Hydro-Québec (SESHQ), finale québecoise

April 22 to 24, 2016 (UPDATED 12-03-2015)

Canada Wide Science Fair (CWSF)

May 14 to 21, 2016

Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF)
  • May 8 to 13th, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona
  • May 14-19th, 2017 in Los Angeles, California
  • May 13-18th, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennslvania
  • May 12-17th, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona

Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to help out this year! Read the Call for Volunteers (File: 2016MRSTF_callforvolunteers) and if you are INTERESTED please complete the volunteer application form (file: 2016MRSTF_volunteerapplicationform_distributed)

Judges

(UPDATED INFO. IN THIS SECTION 22-01-2016)   If you are looking to be a volunteer judge at the Montreal Regional Science & Technology Fair (MRSTF), you have come to the right place. Judging will take place on:

Monday, March 14, 2016

Check-in at 7:30

MANDATORY briefing at 8:00

Judging period from 9:00 to 12:00 (judging periods are timed)

Lunch from 12:00-1:30

Please be on time to prevent nervous young scientists.   You may complete the on-line registration process to become a judge beginning in early December. Whenever asked for the region choose “Montreal Regional Science & Technology Fair” (as opposed to Montreal, which is our French counterpart). The deadline to register is March 7, 2016. The link to the provincial on-line registration system can be found at https://sgi.reseau-cdls-cls.ca/#/login

CONTEST (for judges)

(UPDATED INFO. IN THIS SECTION 12-12-2015) When you sign up to be a volunteer judge, your name is automatically entered in the draw (random) to win tickets for a trip for two (2) to James Bay, August 27 and 28, 2016, courtesy of Hydro-Québec. Dates are fixed. The contest is open from December 1, 2015 to April 28, 2016. Learn more here.  

FAQ's

(UPDATED INFO. IN THIS SECTION 03-03-2016)
  1. When and where will the 2016 MRSTF take place?
The 2016 MRSTF will be held from March 13 to 15, 2016 at Concordia University’s downtown Campus (EV building atrium). The closing/award ceremony will take place at the Loyola Campus (Oscar Peterson Concert Hall – PT building).
  1. I am teacher-in-charge of the science fair at my school. Where do I begin?
Step 1: Consult the Exposciences website, which includes invaluable resources such as how-to guides and videos, the 2016 Science Fair Rules, forms, etc.
  • 2016 Science Fair Rules - Junior, Intermediate and Senior categories Please read the Fair Rules  carefully as this document contains important information about entering a project into the fair, including when to use the Forms (A, B or C) and how to prepare the written report. Failure to comply with the rules may result in the withdrawal of the project.
  • Step-by-step guide to preparing the written report
  • Form A: Contribution from a Recognized Institution (to be submitted if a project is conducted in a recognized institution [Section 2.12 of the Rules] AND for experimentation projects involving human subjects or animals or biological or chemical materials [Section 5.0 and 6.0 of the Rules].
For any questions or to submit Form A for approval, please email ethique@cdls.qc.ca.
  • Form B: Free and individual consent – Project requiring participation of human subjects
  • Form C: Projects Entered for a Second Year
Step 2: At sciencetech.ca (this website), you will find teacher (school) and exhibitor (student)checklists, registration links for exhibitors and judges, important deadlines, the schedule of the 3-day event, and much more. This webpage will be updated regularly so be sure to check back often.
  1. Written report - can I include tables in the written report?
“You may … include tables or graphs in the development section of your written report, as long as you respect the maximum number of pages.” [source: Model and step-by-step guide to prepare the written report]
  1. Written report – can I include a footer in the written report?
“Each page must have a footer.” [source: Model and step-by-step guide to prepare the written report] Please read the “Model and step-by-step guide to prepare the written report” for formatting specifications for the footer.
  1. I participated in this science fair in previous years and know what to do. Do I need to read the rules again this year?
YES. Please read the 2016 Science Fair Rules (Junior, Intermediate and Senior categories) carefully, even if you participated last year, as things may have changed.
  1. What is included in the package to be submitted by the teacher-in-charge for this science fair?
Refer to the 2016MRSTF_SchoolChecklist+Info. for the list of items you must include in your school's project packages, which must be sent to Concordia University no later than February 26, 2016.
  1. If I feel that a student’s project qualifies for 2016 Intel ISEF competition, what do I do?
Please read 2016 Intel ISEF information in the section above. Begin with the 2016 ISEF Letter to Teachers, followed by the PowerPoint, which clearly outlines the steps and rules to follow. There are also other helpful links and documents in this section related to this competition. For questions related to 2016 Intel ISEF, please contact Rocco Iafigliola r.Iafigliola@marianopolis.edu.
  1. Who do I contact if I have questions?
2016 MRSTF Questions related to the 2016 MRSTF should be directed to Loredana Carbone, 2016 MRSTF Coordinator, at loredana@sciencetech.ca. You many also contact the Chief Judge, Heather McPherson, (judge@sciencetech.ca) for questions about the rules and/or judging criteria. 2016 Intel ISEF For questions related to 2016 Intel ISEF, please contact Rocco Iafigliola r.Iafigliola@marianopolis.edu.    

Winners!

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2016 Hydro-Québec Montreal Regional Science and Technology Fair!   Hydro-Quebec MRSTF 2016 - Winners by School-2
  Congratulations to all the winners of the Super Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec, Quebec Final 2016!   MRSTF Results at SESHQ 2016   Best in Province SESHQ 2016