DS did two massive science fair projects in 7th and 8th grade totaling 150 hours each, and each winning major high school level awards at the regional science fair. He won the math award and the methodology award for the entire grade 7 to 12 regional science fair (in addition to many other awards, 1st in class, 1st in sociology, tied for 1st in atmospheric and oceanic science, tied for 1st in geosciences.) Most people have said that I can include them on his application because he won high school awards, even though the projects were done in middle school. I've put the two major awards in his awards section (but not the other ones listed above), but I feel like the titles of the projects don't do them justice, and I would like to put in a 3 sentence description of what he actually did. I feel like although he is a big math kid, these science fair projects show off that he is also a science kid. And the projects he did were incredibly creative (who studies oceanic longshore transport of sand experimentally in 7th grade?!? and then models the movement of beaches based on weather? It was a crazy nutty awesome project that I would like to highlight. Same with his timing of the traffic lights project). So where might I put these descriptions?
1) with the award on the award's page?
2) in the course descriptions?
3) somewhere else? like a separate page with a half page description of each?
4) No description, just list the award and title on the award page.
This is what I currently have under the awards section. Currently without descriptions of the projects, just a note that it contained both data collection and modelling.
Mathematics Award. NIWA Regional High School Science Fair. 2012. Awarded to the most imaginative and effective project at the regional fair that used mathematics or statistics.
Project: The Beaches are Moving: modelling longshore transport of sand based on wind speed and direction. Project contained both experimental data collection and the development of a mathematical model.
Methodology Award. NIWA Regional High School Science Fair. 2013. Awarded to the project with the most difficult measurement situation and creative solution at the regional fair.
Project: Red Light, Green Earth: Saving time and carbon emissions via traffic light coordination. Project contained both experimental data collection and the development of a mathematical model.
What do you think?
Ruth in NZ
Edited by lewelma, 29 April 2017 - 10:27 PM.