and Objectives of the Policy and Procedures Manual
The primary aim of this manual is to
communicate the information needed by the student and sponsor so that a
safe and humane experimental project or paper is presented at the
regional and state expositions. Please read this book carefully and
resolve any questions before you enter a project or paper.
While the Illinois
Junior Academy of Science would like for all schools and regions to
follow all rules, regulations, and guidelines of the state
organization, it does not have the power to enforce these policies at
the school or regional level. However, the Illinois Junior Academy of
Science will insist that all projects and papers entered into state
competition meet ALL of the rules, regulations, and guidelines of the
Illinois Junior Academy of Science.
Projects that are sent
to the State Science Exposition that do not meet the rules,
regulations, and guidelines of the Illinois Junior Academy of Science
will be disqualified.
The Board of Directors
of the Illinois Junior Academy of Science will allow no exceptions to
the rules and guidelines as stated in this manual.
Safety rules are not
meant to be barriers to progress that have been arbitrarily imposed to
make it difficult for students to present a project. The objective of
the manual is to provide guidelines and procedures that are designed
for the safety of the experimenter, as well as the safety of those that
will judge and/or view the project.
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