Hartford Public Schools’ First Annual Citywide S.T.E.M. Expo

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SINA REACH Committee
is sponsoring the

Hartford Public Schools’
First Annual Citywide S.T.E.M. Expo

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Trinity College’s Koeppel Community Center
175 New Britain Ave. Hartford, CT

No experience necessary



SINA is looking for volunteers to be a judge at this year’s Hartford Public Schools’ First Annual Citywide S.T.E.M. Expo. The time commitment will run from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm (with the first half hour being a training session on reviewing the rubric). Lunch will be provided. If you are interested, fill out a Judge Volunteer Information Form; forms are due by February 28, 2013.

This year’s Science Fair will be a S.T.E.M. Expo with four different categories:  Invention, Filming, Gaming & Apps and Traditional. Choose a category that you are interested in judging and become a part of this amazing event. For more information visit the Hartford Public Schools S.T.E.M. Expo website: http://stemexpo.hartfordschools.org.

Students will challenge themselves by taking the initiative to create new products and/or services that will improve citizens’ lives. Judges will judge novel inventions for originality, attention to details, presentation, purpose, practicality and utility; it must solve a real problem. View Rubrics: Elementary Invention Rubric / Secondary Invention Rubric

This year’s topic in Filming will be BULLYING AWARENESS. Judges will be asked to judge an original film produce by students. Judges will focus on the Bullying Awareness Message, Technical & Visual Display (such as lighting, use of text, voice, props and costumes) and Acting. Each film will be approximately 2 minutes long. View Rubrics: Elementary Filming Rubric / Secondary Filming Rubric

Gaming & Apps:
The Gaming and Apps category are for students interested in making fun computer games and Apps. Judges will critic the games/apps for originality, attention to details, presentation, and utility; players must have played it while learning math, science, engineering, or literacy skills. View Rubrics: Gaming & Apps Elementary Rubric / Gaming & Apps Secondary Rubric

The Traditional Science Fair category follows the Scientific Process, where student state the purpose of their project, form a hypothesis and follow the Scientific Process to experiment (prove/disprove) their hypothesis. Judges will focus on scientific thought, creativity, display and presentation. View Rubrics: Elementary  Rubric / Secondary Rubric

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Contact Linda Valentin ( lvalentin@sinainc.org) with any questions or concerns.