Preselection Criteria

All projects are subject to a pre-selection process based on the criteria listed below.

PRE-SELECTION CRITERIA – EXPERIMENTAL PROJECTS

  •  Scientific Approach : ( max-8 pts)

Well defined problem was solved using scientific principles.

  • Experimental Approach: (max-10 pts)

Dependent and independent variables were defined and control group was in evidence.

  • Validity of Conclusion : ( max-5 pts)

Conclusion is consistent.

  • Originality : ( max-10 pts)

Topic is original and method is highly creative.

 PRE-SELECTION CRITERIA – DESIGN PROJECTS

  • Design Approach Overall: (max-8 pts)

Has identified a need or real world problem.

  •  Design Approach-Performance Criteria: (max-10 pts)

Clear performance criteria have been developed  to address the features of the product, algorithm, proof, model, etc.

  • Validity of Evaluation/Conclusion : (max-5 pts)

Conclusion accurately reports with the success/failure of the design

  •  Originality: ( max-10 pts)

Topic is original and method is highly creative.

 PRE-SELECTION CRITERIA – RESEARCH REVIEW PROJECTS

  • Review Approach: (max- 8 pts)

Clearly identifies and discusses research focus/purpose of research. Hypotheses/propositions are clearly articulated.

  • Research Methods: (max- 10 pts)

Provides accurate, thorough description of how the data was collected, what data sources were analyzed, plan of analysis or measurement instrument, research context.

  • Conclusion: ( max-5 pts)

Interpretations/analysis of results are thoughtful and insightful, clearly informed by the study’s results, and thoroughly address how they supported, disapproved, and/or informed the hypotheses/propositions.

  • Resources: (max-10 pts)

Information is gathered from at least 5 current peer reviewed journal articles.