Abstract Submission Form
Open to local STEM undergraduate, graduate students, research fellows, or post-doc researchers.
Event Timing: November 21st, 2020
Deadline to Submit Abstract/Register: November 1st,2020
The Scope of a reverse science fair is a little different than a traditional research symposium. This is due to the fact you will be presenting to an audience of various backgrounds, and high school students will be judging the presentations.
With this is mind, we wanted to provide reverse science fair abstract/presentation Advice:
As you prepare what to say, we want to encourage you to focus on holding a two-way conversation with each group of high school students and visitors from the community.
We recommend that you begin with a short summary of how you determined your research topic. Try to avoid using too much detail or jargon that may initially intimidate these students.
Next, ask for questions, tell a joke, or discuss what steps you took to become a scientist.
Consider bringing a manipulative or laptop to show videos/simulations as part of your presentation.
Overall, it is more important to excite these students and inspire them to conduct their own research and learn something new.
The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winning presenters will receive the following monetary awards:
1st place- $1000 and the research group will have an article published about them in InChemistry magazine
2nd place- $500
3rd place- $250
*The winning presenter's research mentor will have an article written about their group in InChemistry Magazine.
Questions? Contact us at with the subject line "RSF REGISTRATION."
Paying the registration fee is the second and final part of becoming a presenter.
The funds raised will go towards future TAAYS events
A code to access the EventBrite will be given once an abstract is submitted.