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Indiana Academy of Science Talent Search and Fall Luncheon

The Indiana Academy of Science (IAS) is pleased to invite outstanding high school scientists entering their junior or senior year to enter the  Indiana Academy of Science Talent Search, a competition aimed at identifying students with the potential to become creative scientists, engineers, and mathematicians. The Indiana Academy of Science Talent Search is sponsored and funded by the IAS Youth Activities Committee.

Applications are due to the Director no later than the date specified in each year's announcement. The  IAS Talent Search Committee, a group of scientists and mathematicians representing colleges and universities in Indiana will perform initial screening of applicants’ research papers to identify the state finalists. The Director will notify finalists of their selection in late August or very early September. Twelve finalists and their teacher-sponsors will be guests of the IAS Talent Search Committee at the IAS Talent Search Honors Weekend at Marian University on a Friday and Saturday in September.

The  IAS Talent Search Committee will choose winners on the basis of (a) personal interviews with the Committee on Friday afternoon and (b) reviews and explanations of their science project displays on Saturday morning. Awards will be announced at the Honors Luncheon at noon on Saturday. 

Note: Only individual projects will be considered, and all displays must meet IAS display requirements (projects must not exceed a height of 9-ft from the floor, a width of 4-ft, or a depth of 2.5-ft; poster displays will not be accepted). Student finalists and their teacher-sponsors must be present on both Friday and Saturday in order to complete for awards. Teacher-sponsors must be members of the Indiana Academy of Science.

This year's Talent Search will take place on September 19 and 20, 2014, with the IAS Fall Luncheon on Saturday, September 20th at noon in conjunction with the Talent Search Honors Luncheon.

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