YOUNG RESEARCHER PROJECT (YRP)

General Guidelines

Each participating team is required to submit a full written report and a pre-recorded video presentation of their project exhibit prior to the congress. They are required to showcase their research project through an exhibition at their own premise. In addition, during the congress, participants are required to present their research project orally to the judges via online (LIVE). Each research project will be judged based on the quality of the research project exhibit, oral presentation, written report, and significance of the project.

 

Research Project

  1. The presentation of the project must be in English language.

  2. The research project must be the original work of the students. Teacher advisors are strictly restricted to play the advisory role only.

  3. All research projects should focus on the given theme, be an original work, a result of a current continuing or parallel scientific/mathematical research, and not a duplication of any previous research.

  4. There are two categories of research project: (a) Science, and (b) Mathematics which must be aligned with the theme.

  5. For the category of science project, the areas of research should be related to (a) the application of science in daily lives, or (b) the integrat ion of knowledge in Science (Biology/Chemistry/Physics), Mathematics, Technology (including ICT), Engineering, and Environment.

  6. For the category of mathematics project, the area of research should be related to (a) the application of mathematics in solving real-world problems and must be related to one of the following domains: Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Calculus, Probability and Statistics, as well as Discreet Mathematics, or (b) investigation of certain well-known mathematical objects to extend to new ideas, postulations or theorems with certain special properties. The idea of STEM integration is encouraged in the projects.

  7. The scope of the research projects could include to: (a) demonstrate the application of scientific or mathematical principles, (b) attempt to provide new concepts in the process of designing technology, (c) create technological inventions to meet the needs of societal development, community well-being, and sustainable environment, and (d) promote the socio-economic growth of the society.

  8. Failure to comply with any of the rules may result in disqualification.

 

Abstract

All students must first submit an abstract together with the SSYS Forms for selection purpose. The research abstract SHOULD STRICTLY FOLLOW according to the YRP abstract format provided in Appendix 3. Submission to be made via (email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or via online registration link given below. Documents should reach the organiser by 15 November 2021.

Link for Online Uploading: shorturl.at/bBGV9

 

Full Written Report of Research Project

 

  1. All students are required to submit a full written report of their research project by 20 January 2022 in soft copy, formatted in MS Word and PDF.
  2. The format of the full written report SHOULD FOLLOW the sequence as shown in Appendix 4 or Appendix 5.
  3. The submission is to be made via online link at shorturl.at/tzHTX
  4. The report should NOT EXCEED more than 15 pages.

 

Pre-Recorded Video 

All projects exhibit should be pre-recorded via a maximum of 5 minutes video with support of suitable media, demonstrating the project, to be submitted to the secretariat by 20 January 2022.

The submission will be made via online link shorturl.at/tzHTX 

  • The sequence of video presentation should be as follows:
  • Introduction of team members and school and project title
  • Verbal declaration that, ‘This video is submitted for the purpose of participating in the 12th Regional Congress on Search for SEAMEO Young Scientists organised by SEAMEO RECSAM from 7 to 10 March 2022’.
  • Project rationale
  • Project description
  • Project outcome/ achievement/ result/ findings
  • Conclusion
  • Any participant from the research project team may present/ demonstrate. Multiple presenters are also allowed. Please ensure that the voice of the presenter(s) is clear.
  • Teachers are NOT ALLOWED to participate in the project demonstration in the video.
  • Students are strictly advised to ensure that their surrounding is quiet without disruption during the recording process.
  • The submitted video must be in the format of MP4 and resolution of 1080p (1920 x 1080).
  • Video MUST NOT contain or include any endorsement of products or services or materials that are obscene, pornographic, defamatory, offensive, violent, gender discrimination, ethnic, religious belief, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offence or violate any law.
  • All the materials produced must be copyright-free, original creation, or have obtained permission from the owners. All music, images, graphics used must be credited/acknowledged in the closing credits. It is the participant’s responsibility that the video does not infringe the rights, including but not limited to copyright or intellectual property of the registered owners, groups or entities.
  • The copyright of each video submitted for this competition remains with the respective team.
  • By submitting the video, the participants agree to allow SEAMEO RECSAM to use the competing videos for its information-sharing and educational purposes at no cost.
  • The videos will be presented during the 12th Regional Congress on SSYS from 7-10 March 2022.
  • Students are required to be dressed in school uniform during the recording.
  • Students are encouraged to use green screens whenever necessary for better effect.

Online Oral Presentation (LIVE)

Every participating team is required to make an oral presentation (LIVE) of their project with support of suitable media to the panel of judges (links will be provided). The rules for oral presentation are as follows:

  • Any participant from the research project team may present. Multiple presenters are also
  • Teachers are NOT ALLOWED to assist the participants during the presentation.
  • Presentation should be done using computer, LCD projector and MS PowerPoint or related software, or any non-digital means. All presentation files will be collected prior to the congress. Video conferencing platform for presentation will be provided (e.g. ZOOM/ Webex/ Google Meet etc).
  • The order of presentation for each project will be determined by drawing lots. The drawing will be done prior to the event and the sequence of presentation will be posted in the SSYS official
  • Each project is allocated 10 minutes presentation
  • Immediately after the presentation, a question and answer (Q&A) session by judges will follow (within the time limit provided). 

 

 Judging Q&A (21-24 February 2022) 

  • The judging session, which comprises of question and answers (Q&A) by the judges with the team members, will be carried out from 21-24 February 2022 via online mode (e.g. ZOOM/ Webex/ Google Meet etc).
  • Teachers are NOT ALLOWED to assist the participants during the Q & A session.
  • Each team is allocated 15 minutes Q&A session.
  • The secretariat will determine the order for the Q&A for each team. The schedule will be announced on the SSYS official website by 10 Feb 2022, and the link will be sent through email.
  • Students are required to be dressed in school uniform during the Q&A session.
  • The Q&A session will be recorded and presented during the 12th Regional Congress on SSYS from 7-10 March 2022.
  • Dry-run/ rehearsal will be carried out before the actual judging session. The secretariat will inform the dry run schedule and the link to the participants via email. 

 

Judging Components

 Judging includes the following components:

  • Full written report (30%).
  • Pre-recorded video (demonstration/ presentation of the project exhibit) (30%).
  • *Judging Q&A (20%).
  • Significance of project (20%).

*Please take note that the Online Oral Presentation (LIVE) which was initially published in the Information Booklet scheduled to be conducted LIVE from 7-9 March 2022 is now being replaced with a Q&A session only which will be done from 21-24 Feb 2022.  

 

Criteria for Judging the Research Projects

All projects will be judged based on four main components: (a) presentation of project exhibit through a pre-recorded video, (b) online oral presentation through video conferencing, (c) full written report of research project, and (d) significance of the project. However, due to the different natures of science and mathematics, the judging criteria for these two categories of projects are slightly different. The detailed criteria for the categories of projects are shown in Table 1 and Table 2.

 

Table 1: Judging Criteria for Science Projects

 

Table 2: Judging Criteria for Mathematics Projects