Bay Area Science & Engineering Fair

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CWSF 2007 Information for Team BASEF Members


General Information

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The safety and ethics forms required for CWSF aren't accessible outside of the registration system. Here are some of the forms which your mentors may direct you.

Five-Page Summary

The Participant Guide summarizes the format and requirements for the five-page summary. Full details are found in the CWSF Project Report policy document.


Following are good (not perfect, mind you) sample summaries from past Team BASEF members (PDF):

  1. Natalie Raso (2005): summary, backboard
  2. Allesandra Gallo & Jennifer Lawlor (2006): summary, backboard
  3. Marianne Querques (2004): summary, backboard

You might also look a the sample five-page summaries from the 2001 Canada Wide Science Fair.


YSF does not specify a particular format for the references section of your summary. You can choose to use the format preferred in the field of science into which your project falls (look at a journal from the field for examples), or you can use one of the standard formats such as APA or MLA.

Proof of Requirements

YSF has a policy document which describes the project report, as well. Section 2.1f of this document refers to the "Proof of requirements", but never really explains what it is. It simply means a simple statement along the lines of the following:

Any necessary display equipment certifications were obtained and will be part of the display. Approvals from recognized institutions and/or scientific mentors were obtained and will be available at the display.The project did not involve human or animal research.

Put this statement at the end of your five-page summary (but as part of the five pages, before the references). Don't put "Proof of Requirements" as a section title if you are short of space.

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