School-wide Science Festival to be held in Armenia

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The Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of the Republic of Armenia reports that a school-wide science festival will be organized in the 2019-2020 academic year.

The aim of the festival is to instill in young people of school age interest in research, development of group work skills, implementation of innovative programs and their presentation.

To participate in the festival of school science, individually or with research groups (up to 3 students), with the assistance of a supervisor and consultant, must implement the research program they have proposed during the school year, the results of which will be presented at the final stage of the festival. During the final phase, the research program presented by the students will be evaluated by a specialized commission. Participants who have overcome this stage will present their programs at the International Science and Engineering Fair in the United States in May 2020, with a prize pool of $ 5 million.

The programs presented must meet the following minimum requirements:

* put forward and implemented by high school students

* implemented within one academic year

* new and previously unrealized

Timeline of the school science festival:

* September 2019 - acceptance of applications

* October 2019 - discussion of programs, selection of a consultant

* October 2019 - March 2020 - implementation of programs

March 2020 - the final stage of the Science Festival

April 2020 - preparation and presentation of a package of programs for participation in the International Science and Technology Festival.

Applications can be sent to the email address asef@scs.am as the title of the letter indicate the school number. The deadline for applications is October 7, 2019.

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