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 35th edition of the Hydro-Québec Montreal Regional Science & Technology Fair is presented at Concordia University on March 26-28, 2017.

Exposciences website

NEWS 25-02-2017:

Due to a delay in receiving the Form A and/or ethics approval (certificate), the registration deadline has been extended to midnight on March 1.
SCHOOLS: we will continue to accept the project hard copies and fees until Friday, March 3 (5 pm).

NEWS 21-02-2017:

The deadline for all registrations has been extended to February 28, 2017. We will accept school fees and projects hard copies until March 2, 2017.

NEWS 14-02-2017:

Updated event schedule. See link below.

NEWS 08-02-2017:

For PUBLIC schools hosting a local fair, the new project maximum is twelve (12) instead of nine (9). If there is no local fair, the maximum remains at four (4).  For PRIVATE schools hosting a local fair, the new project maximum is ten (10) instead of nine (9). If there is no local fair, the maximum remains at four (4). This information is new as of FEBRUARY 8, 2017 and supersedes all other related messages. The registration deadline remains unchanged. Also, please be sure to send us the appropriate fees for the number of projects your school is sending to the 2017 MRSTF. 

NEWS 24-01-2017:

New questions added to the FAQs section (#'s 4 and 5). See below. The questions related to number of projects allowed per school; and the required attendance of the exhibitors at the 3-day event.

NEWS 17-01-2017:

Updated event schedule. See link below.

NEWS 07-01-2017:

Intel ISEF competition application deadline 2 (final): February 17, 2017. Please forward via email (pdf format) the qualifying projects to the SRC chair Raffaat Ghanem at ghanem@kells.ca and copy loredana@sciencetech.ca.

NEWS 29-11-2016:

Form A – Contribution from a Recognized Institution is now available in Google form fillable format. Click here.

NEWS 28-11-2016:

Intel ISEF application deadline 1: December 16, 2016. Contact loredana@sciencetech.ca for more details.

NEWS 22-11-2016:

Contest: Science fair spokesperson Luc Langevin may come to your school. Learn more here (only available in French).

Local science fairs - see your peers in action!

Royal West Academy  Date: February 23, 2017 Time (hours for the public to visit): 12pm to 1pm AND 6:30pm to 8pm Location: 189 Easton Ave., Montreal West, Qc, H4X 1L4  

VIDEO TUTORIAL 

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

2017 MRSTF_schedule

  • HOURS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

  • March 26: 13h00-16h00
  • March 27: 13h00-16h00
  • March 28: 9h00-16h00
  • Exhibitor's Information (for students)

    • Please talk with your teacher-in-charge of science fairs.
    • Download the SCHOOL and EXHIBITOR CHECKLIST & INFORMATION 2017mrstf_schoolandexhibitorregistration
    • Whenever asked for the region choose “Montreal Regional Science & Technology Fair” (as opposed to Montreal, which is our French counterpart).
    • The online registration is open
    • If you need a copy of the official rules or special forms (e.g. Form A, Form B, etc.) , the most up-to-date versions are located at 
    • 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 fair.

    Teacher's Information

    1. November 3 Teacher's meeting powerpoint presentation: teachers-meeting-2016

    2. Frequently asked questions - SEE BELOW

    3. SCHOOL and EXHIBITOR CHECKLIST & INFORMATION 2017mrstf_schoolandexhibitorre/gistration

    4. Key dates:

    February 23, 2017  Student must finalize their on-line registration (ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES AT MIDNIGHT ON FEBRUARY 23). No projects will be accepted after this date and time. February 23*, 2017 School fees and hard copies (projects) must be received by Concordia by 4 pm on February 23. *As the University is closed on Friday, February 24, we  will continue to accept the project hard copies and checks until Monday, February 27, 4 pm. ** Note: Six paper copies of the student reports are to be mailed to Guy Gosselin, Concordia University (see School+Student Checklist for mailing address). Students must also upload a digital version of their report to the system as well. Your packages:
  • School+Student Checklist package 2017mrstf_schoolandexhibitorregistration
  • 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: read the iisef-2017-ppt for important details about this competition

    Deadline 1: December 16, 2016 (Friday) Deadline 2: February 17, 2017 (Friday) For any questions and to submit projects, please email loredana@sciencetech.ca  

    Upper Level Fairs

    Super expo-sciences Hydro-Québec (SESHQ), finale québecoise April 20 to 23, 2017, St-Hubert, Quebec Canada Wide Science Fair (CWSF) May 14 to 20, 2017, Regina, Saskatchewan Expo-sciences International August 6-12, 2017, Fortaleza, Brazil Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) May 14-19th, 2017 in Los Angeles, California May 13-18th, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennslvania May 12-17th, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona

     Judges

    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 27, 2017

    Check-in at 7:30

    MANDATORY briefing at 8:00

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

    Lunch from 12:00-2:00 pm

    Please be on time to prevent nervous young scientists. Complete the on-line registration process to become a volunteer judge. 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 13, 2017. The link to the provincial on-line registration system can be found at https://sgi.reseau-cdls-cls.ca/#/login

    FAQ's

        1. When and where will the 2017 MRSTF take place?
    The 2017 MRSTF will be held from March 26 to 28 at Concordia University’s downtown campus. The closing/award ceremony will take place at Concordia University (campus and room to be confirmed each year before the event).
        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 2017 Science Fair Rules, forms, etc.
        • 2017 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 (secondary-collegiate)
        • Form A: Contribution from a Recognized Institution (to be submitted if a project is conducted in a recognized institution [Section 1.8 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]. NOW AVAILABLE IN GOOGLE FORM FILLABLE FORMAT
    For any questions or to submit Form A for approval, please email ethique@technoscience.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 school+exhibitor 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?
    Consult Section 7.0 of the Rules or the Step-by-step guide to preparing the written report - SECONDARY-COLLEGIATE
        1. Written report – can I include a footer in the written report?
    Consult Section 7.0 of the Rules or the Step-by-step guide to preparing the written report - SECONDARY-COLLEGIATE
        1. How many projects can my school send to the regionals?
          • Schools that host local fairs are allowed a maximum of nine (9)
          • Schools that do not host local fairs are allowed a maximum of four (4)
          * Registration may be capped when the number of registrations meets our space capacity. If this total is reached prior to the registration deadline, registration will close without warning.
        2. Do the students have to be present for all 3 days of the fair?                                                                            YES.
        3. 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 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 2017 School and Exhibitor checklist(link above) 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 23, 2017.
        1. If I feel that a student’s project qualifies for 2017 Intel ISEF competition, what do I do?
    Contact information above. 
          1. Who do I contact if I have questions?
    2017 MRSTF Questions related to the 2017 MRSTF should be directed to Loredana Carbone, 2017 MRSTF Coordinator, at loredana@sciencetech.ca. You many also contact the MRSTF Chief Judge at judge@sciencetech.ca for questions about the rules and/or judging criteria. 2017 Intel ISEF For questions related to 2017 Intel ISEF, please see contact info. above.