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Research Paper Guide
RRSEF Research Papers follow the rules set by the Minnesota Academy of Science Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. Full guidelines can be found here: http://www.mnmas.org/junior-science-and-humanities-symposium/rules-and-guidelines.

Papers should be a minimum of 5-6 pages and a maximum of 20 pages, including appendices. Length assumes a 12-point, Times New Roman font. There is no set outline for papers, but National JSHS recommends using the following outline:

  1. A title page or cover page stating the student’s name, school address, and title of the research
  2. Acknowledgement of major assistance received
  3. Table of contents
  4. Any applicable disclaimers and statements (e.g. “research involving non-human vertebrates or human subjects was conducted under the supervision of an experience teacher or researcher and followed all state and federal regulatory guidance applicable to the human and ethical conduct of such research”).
  5. Introduction
  6. Materials and methods
  7. Results
  8. Discussion and conclusions
  9. References
  10. Appendices (if needed)
Presentations for Judging Guidelines 

PLEASE have your powerpoint presentation on a USB drive. 

Photography may be used in oral presentations. Graphs, tables, diagrams, charts, or other graphic representations of data should be kept as simple as possible.

Students will have no more than 12 minutes to present their scientific research in an oral presentation followed by a few minutes for questions asked by judges only. Room moderators will keep time and let students know how much time they have remaining using visual cues.

 

 

 

  1. A title page or cover page stating the student’s name, school address, and title of the research
  2. Acknowledgement of major assistance received
  3. Table of contents
  4. Any applicable disclaimers and statements (e.g. “research involving non-human vertebrates or human subjects was conducted under the supervision of an experience teacher or researcher and followed all state and federal regulatory guidance applicable to the human and ethical conduct of such research”).
  5. Introduction
  6. Materials and methods
  7. Results
  8. Discussion and conclusions
  9. References
  10. Appendices (if needed)
  11. A title page or cover page stating the student’s name, school address, and title of the research
  12. Acknowledgement of major assistance received
  13. Table of contents
  14. Any applicable disclaimers and statements (e.g. “research involving non-human vertebrates or human subjects was conducted under the supervision of an experience teacher or researcher and followed all state and federal regulatory guidance applicable to the human and ethical conduct of such research”).
  15. Introduction
  16. Materials and methods
  17. Results
  18. Discussion and conclusions
  19. References
  20. Appendices (if needed)
  21. A title page or cover page stating the student’s name, school address, and title of the research
  22. Acknowledgement of major assistance received
  23. Table of contents
  24. Any applicable disclaimers and statements (e.g. “research involving non-human vertebrates or human subjects was conducted under the supervision of an experience teacher or researcher and followed all state and federal regulatory guidance applicable to the human and ethical conduct of such research”).
  25. Introduction
  26. Materials and methods
  27. Results
  28. Discussion and conclusions
  29. References
  30. Appendices (if needed)
  31. A title page or cover page stating the student’s name, school address, and title of the research
  32. Acknowledgement of major assistance received
  33. Table of contents
  34. Any applicable disclaimers and statements (e.g. “research involving non-human vertebrates or human subjects was conducted under the supervision of an experience teacher or researcher and followed all state and federal regulatory guidance applicable to the human and ethical conduct of such research”).
  35. Introduction
  36. Materials and methods
  37. Results
  38. Discussion and conclusions
  39. References
  40. Appendices (if needed)
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