The Michigan High School Math & Science Symposium (MHSMSS) will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at the GVSU Eberhard Center on the Pew Campus of Grand Valley State University in downtown Grand Rapids. In response to teacher requests, we are lowering the price to attend the event. Registration fees paid before April 17 will be lowered to $20 for presenters and $10 for observers. The fees jump to $25 and $15 respectively after that date. Registration fees cover morning refreshments, lunch, program, and the MHSMSS abstract booklet. This abstract booklet contains the proceedings of the symposium spotlighting the students presentations and achievement in science. It is sent to all colleges and universities in Michigan.
This year students have three ways to participate in the Symposium. Traditionally, the symposium gives students who have worked on a science research project under the mentorship of a teacher or scientist the opportunity to give an oral presentation of their research findings to a group of peers in a setting that resembles a meeting of professional scientists. Colleges and universities have looked very favorably upon students who have presented their research in this type of forum. Many former participants have received recognition and scholarships for the research work they have done.
Students who are just beginning their research as 9th or 10th graders may choose to apply for the limited number of poster presentation slots that we will have available this year. Due to space restraints in the Eberhard Center, we can accept only the first twenty posters registered. Poster presenters will be listed, but abstracts for posters will not be included in the MHSMSS abstract booklet.
As in the past, teachers are invited to bring students as observers who may be interested in research or contemplating a project for the next academic year. We will also be asking teachers to volunteer to be room moderators in the oral presentation rooms. They will introduce the presenters and monitor the question and answer period.
Call the GVSU Regional Math and Science Center at (616) 331-2267 or visit the website at
www.gvsu.edu/rmsc for Registration Information, Guidelines, FAQ, and Call for Proposals. All applications are due by April 24, 2013. For additional information, contact the state coordinator, Paul Bigford at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call (231) 898-2633.