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By DiegoCuevas04 Mar 17, 2015 790 Words
OFFICIAL ABSTRACT and CERTIFICATION

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Weir The Real Difference
Cristina Castillo & Diego Cuevas

James Pace High School, Brownsville, TX, US
The purpose of this project was to simulate the Rio Grande River and design a weir which will be able to deviate water for storage and, at the same time, increase its flow. First the experiment was tested on the regular river flow, then, it was tested with the integration of the reservoir, finally, the Archimedes screw was added in the third and final test. The water flow increased, however the amount of water decreased as it was predicted since it deviated towards the weir. The innovated weir increased the water flow by approximately 10 percent in comparison to the regular weir. In conclusion, the hypothesis was supported by this experiment, the innovated weir design was more efficient.

1. As a part of this research project, the student directly handled, manipulated, or interacted with (check ALL that apply):

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o potentially hazardous biological agents

o vertebrate animals

o microorganisms

o rDNA

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This abstract describes only procedures performed by me/us,
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reflects my/our own independent research, and represents one year’s o work only
I/we worked or used equipment in a regulated research institution or industrial setting:

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4. This project is a continuation of previous research.
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5. My display board includes non-published photographs/visual o Yes
depictions of humans (other than myself):

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6. I/we hereby certify that the abstract and responses to the o
above statements are correct and properly reflect my/our own work.

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This stamp or embossed seal attests that this project is in compliance with all federal and state laws and regulations and that all appropriate reviews and approvals have been obtained including the final clearance by the Scientific Review Committee.

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COMPLETING THE ABSTRACT:
Abstractsarelimitedtoamaximum250wordsandmustfitwithinthepredefinedarea.Pleasebesure toconsulttheinformationfromyouraffiliatefairfortheproperformattingoftheheaderinformation asfairsdifferinwhatisrequired(ornotallowed).

The abstract should include the following:
a) purpose of the experiment
b) procedure
c) data
d) conclusions
It may also include any possible research applications. Only minimal reference to previous work may be included. An abstract must not include the following:
a) acknowledgments (including naming the research institution and/or mentor with which you were working), or self-promotions and external endorsements
b) work or procedures done by the mentor
COMPLETING THE CERTIFICATION:
AtthebottomoftheAbstract&Certificationformtherearesixquestions.Readeachcarefullyand answerappropriately.TheAffiliatedFairScientificResearchCommitteewillreviewandapprovethe abstract and answers to the questions.

PleasebringacopyofyourAbstract&Certificationtothefairandbesuretoconsultwithyour affiliatedfairregardingtherulesofmakingcopiestodistribute. TIPS ON WRITING A PROJECT ABSTRACT

A project abstract is a brief paragraph or two (limited to 250 words or 1,800 characters) highlighting and/or summarizing the major points or most important ideas about your project. An abstract allows judges to quickly determine the nature and scope of a project. • Emphasize these aspects: purpose (hypothesis), methods (procedures used), data summary or analysis, and conclusions.



Focusonlyonthecurrentyear’sresearch.



Omit details and discussions.



Use the past tense when describing what was done. However, where appropriate use active verbs rather than passive verbs.



Use short sentences, but vary sentence structure.



Usecompletesentences.Don’tabbreviatebyomittingarticlesorothersmallwordsinorderto save space.



Avoidjargonanduseappropriatescientificlanguage.



Use concise syntax, correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

AVOID A REWRITE
• Focus on what you did, not on the work of your mentor or of the laboratory in which you did your work.


DoNOTincludeacknowledgements,selfpromotionorexternalendorsements.Don’tnamethe research institution and/or mentor with which you were working and avoid mentioning awards or honors (including achieving a patent) in the body of the abstract.



Besuretoemphasizethecurrentyear’sresearch.Acontinuationprojectshouldonlymakeabrief mentionofpreviousyears’research(nomorethanasentenceortwo).

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