Contact:

UNM STEM-H Center for Outreach, Research, & Education/HSC Office for Diversity 
scifair@unm.edu
505-277-4916 

When:

Saturday 9/17/16

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Where:

Health Sciences & Services Building, ROOM 105
UNM Health Sciences Center
Albuquerque, NM

PARKING:  

Please plan to park in the "M" Lot which is free on weekends.  DO NOT park in reserved, patient, or pay station spots!

2016 WORKSHOP - Research Challenge Bootcamp

The first half of the Research Challenge Bootcamp will cover the 2016-2017 rules, forms, deadlines, competition dates, etc.  The second half will be hands-on and active with participants learning what good protocol paperwork looks like, understanding how to do a thorough review & provide constructive feedback to students and working in small groups to review provided case study protocols.

 This workshop includes training for schools that wish to field their own Scientific Review Committee (SRC)/Institutional Review Board (IRB) in order to be able to review student research protocols (human, microorganisms, hazardous "stuff") for approval PRIOR to the start of data collection as required in the Intel ISEF Rules for Pre-College Research.  

Attendance by at least ONE committee member from each school in Central NM region wishing to field a local SRC/IRB at the Research Challenge Bootcamp is MANDATORY!!

Attendance by at least ONE person from each Central NM region school planning to send students to the Regional Research Challenge is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED.  If you have previously attended the on-site workshop and would prefer to take the online version this year, please email scifair@unm.edu and request the link to register for the online Bootcamp.

**HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT RESEARCHERS (grades 9-12) ARE WELCOME TO REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP IF SEATS ARE AVAILABLE. TEACHERS, LOCAL COMPETITION COORDINATORS & SRC/IRB MEMBERS WILL BE GIVEN PRIORITY IN REGISTRATION.**

Please note that this is a FULL DAY workshop!  We will begin promptly at 9:00am, so please plan to arrive between 8:30-8:50am to get signed in, grab some coffee & light snacks, etc.

The workshop is being facilitated by Karen Kinsman, MS, Director of the UNM STEM-H Center for Outreach, Research & Education.

Coffee, bottled water, & light snacks will be provided.  

PLEASE BRING YOUR LUNCH!  We will take a 30 minute break and then continue with the workshop promptly (...eating while learning is perfectly OK!).

You must attend the FULL DAY in order to receive a Certificate of Completion for the 7.5 hours of professional development.  

If you are attending to certify your local SRC/IRB Committee, you must complete the ENTIRE 7.5 hours of training in order for your committee to be certified by the Regional Research Challenge SRC/IRB Co-Chairs to operate in the 2015-2016 school year.

Click on the link below to register for this workshop!  This is NO COST for this workshop.  HOWEVER, PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED IN ORDER FOR US TO PLAN APPROPRIATELY.  

Please let us know at least 48 hours in advance if you are unable to attend.

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