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Coastal Georgia Reverse Science Fair
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Is the reverse science fair open to all local (savannah) undergraduate/graduate/ post-doc STEM researchers?

YES! Abstracts are due by November 1st 2020.

Can I use the same abstract I am using at another research symposium?

The goal of the reverse science fair is to encourage and inspire high school students to pursue STEM fields. In order to relieve nervous tension and to break the ice, we ask that you submit an abstract that is limited in scientific jargon that might be intimidating to a novice. Example:


Before: For the past few decades, computer algorithms that performed abduction had to make assumptions about the world that limited this explanatory power. Our research attempts to introduce a new algorithm that lifts these assumptions, allows computers to explain observations given no prior evidence, and even allows for a previously impossible explanation: "I don't know!"

Keywords: Hypotheses, artificial intelligence, logic


In the above example, I questioned the highlighted term “abduction”. We decided to add the first sentence to define it first and add humor as a good attention grabber.


After: Abduction (in the logical, not alien sense) is the process of observing, and coming to the best guess of what explains your observations. For the past few decades, computer algorithms that performed abduction had to make assumptions about the world that limited this explanatory power. Our research attempts to introduce a new algorithm that lifts these assumptions, allows computers to explain observations given no prior evidence, and even allows for a previously impossible explanation: "I don't know!"

Keywords: Hypotheses, artificial intelligence, logic

To aid in easing the interaction, during the abstract submission process we ask you to provide 5 key terms that we can use in our program to gain interest.  

I would like to be a judge, does my school or parent have to attend?

Per the Southwest Chatham public library behavior guidelines,  a caregiver 13 years or older must closely supervises all children under the age of 9.

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