Teacher Guidelines


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Expo Day Schedule for students

8:30 am – 9:00 am: Student Arrival/Check-in/Setup

All projects must be delivered and set up between 8:30 and 9:00 on Thursday March 21, 2019 at NHTI, Concord’s Community College. Early arrivals may have to wait. The NHSEE staff and security will not admit projects outside of this scheduled set up time. Projects may be delivered and set up by a parent, teacher, or other designated person if the entrant is unable to do so personally during that time.

9:00 am – 9:30 am: Project set-ups will be reviewed by the SRC

9:00 am – 9:30 am: Judges’ Orientation – Green Room

9:30 am – 12:15 pm: Judging of Projects

The experimenters for each project should be interviewed by at least  five different judges. The judges will usually arrive individually. It is difficult to space these interviews equally, so students should not get discouraged if there is a long wait between judges. See Judging Expectations for more information.

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm: Lunch

1:15 pm –  1:45 pm: Speaker:  To be announced

1:45 pm –  2:30 pm: Awards Ceremony

2:30 pm –  3:00 pm: Remove exhibits and clean-up

Projects must be removed from the exhibit halls between 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm on the day of the EXPO. The Exposition is not responsible for projects left after this time.

A teacher should:

  1. Encourage students to get involved in STEM projects (Science research, Technology projects, Engineering projects, Math investigations, etc.)  These can be options for a required class project, part of an independent study, or a club project.
  2. Assist students with ways to find research projects or topics.
  3. Review with students the rules and regulations and/or show them how to find them on the website.
  4. Encourage students to do the preparation and planning themselves.  Those who assume responsibility do better.

Closer to the Expo, a teacher could:

  1. Remind students to submit paperwork and payments on time as part of their application to participate.
  2. Remind students to do on-line registration on time.  It should be done as soon as their research plan is finished.
  3. Ask students if they want to send in all their projects individually, or send them all in together (if a class project, it might be good to send them in all together).
  4. If desired, submit together all materials from their classes along with those from other teachers who are also participating from their school.  This can be helpful, but not a requirement.
  5. Send to:  NHSEE, PO Box 5202, Manchester, NH  03108-5202, or electronically to expo-scifair@nhsee.org, or  to dstewbiotech@gmail.com.  Checks must still be snail-mailed.  Checks should be made out to NH Science & Engineering Exposition.


Additional Resources

Below are a few additional resources to help you assist students interested in participating:

Encouraging Independent Research (pdf)


1. If you want to bring visitors to the Expo, we must know in advance because we are very limited for time and space. To register visitors, please go to CONTACT US and select the category “Visitors.” Please include in the contact message how many visitors you would like to bring, and whether they are students or adults. You may quickly get to the CONTACT US page by clicking HERE.

2. Visitors can view the exhibits and talk to students while they are setting up (until judging starts at 10:00 AM), or again after judging is completed (approx 1:00 PM).

3. They could view the exhibits, but not talk to students, during the judging time between 10:00 and 1:00, but must be accompanied by an Expo official.

4. If they want a lunch, it costs $8.00.

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