S^4 Super Summer Science Search™ 2014 Contest

Study Sessions

Cupertino Library Foundation S^4 Super Summer Science Search

 

The Cupertino Library Foundation and Cupertino Library Teen Advisory Board are teaming up to provide six free study sessions between early May and late July to help contestants. Each session will be staffed by high school and adult volunteers to answer questions and provide guidance. Take advantage of this opportunity to complete the best project possible!

 

The first session is open to anyone interested in the contest. Subsequent sessions will require advance registration. See note below for how to register.

Study Session #1 – General Overview and Rules

Time and Date – 2:30 to 4:00 p.m., Saturday, May 10

Location – St. Jude’s Episcopal Church, 20920 McClellan Road, Cupertino

Links to slides from Study Session #1: PowerPoint and Slideshare

Study Session 4 Past Winners: The S^4 Team looks on as last year's winners, Rajiv Nelakanti and Alexander Ivanov, present to the students at Study Session #4

Study Session 4 Past Winners: The S^4 Team looks on as last year’s winners, Rajiv Nelakanti and Alexander Ivanov, present to the students at Study Session #4

Study Session #2 – Databases Overview

Time and Date – 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 18

Location – St. Jude’s Episcopal Church (inside Parish Hall), 20920 McClellan Road, Cupertino

Thanks to an enormous response from students, we moved this session to a larger location and registration is reopened.

Study Session 4 students: Students in the crowd at Study Session #4

Study Session 4 students: Students in the crowd at Study Session #4

Links to slides from Study Session #2: Slideshare

Study Session #3 – Picking Your Topic and Starting Your Research

Time and Date – 2:30 to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, June 22

Location – Community Hall (next to Library)

Links to slides from Study Session #3: PDF and Slideshare

 

Study Session #4 – Meet Previous Contest Winners/Problem Solving

Time and Date – 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 8

Location – Cupertino Room in the Quinlan Community Center, 10185 N. Stelling Rd., Cupertino

Links to slides from Study Session #4: PDF and Slideshare

 

Study Session 5 team prep: Part of the S^4 Team prepares for Study Session  #5. From left to right: Angela Wang, Shail Trivedi, Ardak Askhatova, and Keerthi Krishnan. Not pictured: Elizabeth Wang.

Study Session 5 team prep: Part of the S^4 Team prepares for Study Session #5. From left to right: Angela Wang, Shail Trivedi, Ardak Askhatova, and Keerthi Krishnan. Not pictured: Elizabeth Wang.

Study Session #5 – Formatting, Citations and More

Time and Date – 2:30 to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, July 20

Location – Community Hall (next to Library)

Links to slides from Study Session #5: PDF and Slideshare

 

Study Session #6 – How to Submit Your Entry/Presentation Tips and Coaching

Time and Date – 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., Friday, July 25

St. Jude’s Episcopal Church (inside Parish Hall), 20920 McClellan Road, Cupertino

Links to slides from Study Session #6: Slideshare

 

 

To register for Sessions 2 – 6:

You must register for each session in order to attend, and only students with a valid S^4 Contest registration may register for Study Sessions.

If you are a contest registrant with a Groopt account, follow this link to the Study Session registration form.

If you sign up and then find out you cannot attend you must email Pam Marino at S4@cupertinolibraryfoundation.org to tell her you will not be coming.

 

 

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