College of Sciences

Rules & Guidelines

Here are some rules and guidelines to help you create your science fair project or invention.

Institutional Review Board

Elementary and middle schools that have students who are using animals or humans in their science fair projects or inventions must form an IRB to review these projects before students begin research. See the guidelines for the IRB, and the form that both students and parents must complete and submit to their IRB before beginning the project.

Use of Petri Dishes

Using Petri dishes or cell culture dishes can be dangerous and harmful to participants and those around them if not handled in the correct manner or supervised by a qualified individual. Projects that involve the use of Petri dishes will NOT be allowed at the Beal Bank USA Southern Nevada Regional Science & Engineering Fair unless a medical doctor or another adult with a Ph.D. in the sciences supervises the student and his or her project.

Science Fair Projects

Inventions

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