RULES

The Ethic Rules for Project students and advisors

1- The researcher has to preserve the unity of the experimental research. The researchers have to avoid to abuse the science by unmeasured data input or stealing other researcher’s studies. They will be eliminated when these factors ascertained.
2- The Projects have the compulsory to be prepared in conformity with international scientific research rules. Responsibility belongs to the project owners and advisors.
3- Project owners who need permission from the ethics committee must fill in the Ethics-Risk form. (experiments on vertebrates, radioactive matters, dangerous experiment sets, the project containing toxic and carcinogenic matters will not be presented in the exhibition)
4- The information gathered for research must be used within the frame of this purpose.
5- For the studies that are carried with university institution, the permission of the institutions must be obtained and it must be indicated in ethic-risk form.
6- It is recommended that one should apply for patent before presenting the projects that have commercial value.


Code of Ethics for the Jury Members

1 –Projects must be evaluated objectively within the framework of scientific rules and criteria. Personal and corporate relations and equality of opportunity should not be taken into account.
2 –You should not have positive or negative thoughts or prejudice that may prevent acting objectively about the person in the project team.
3 –You must not transfer any knowledge about the project proposal to anybody keeping in mind that it is confidential and you must comply with privacy.
4 - Information about the evaluation of project proposals should not be transferred to any of the students and the supervisor.


Project Writing Rules

The writing for a project’s report is the most important step in the project’s work. The writing should be as plain and simple as possible, unnecessary repetition should be avoided. The passive voice should be used in the third person if possible in the article. Short and brief sentences should be used. The report should be written in the Times New Roman font and there should be a space after punctuation. The font that should be used: The title: 14pt (bold), the article: 12pt
Shortenings can be used in necessary situations except for abbreviations. The explanation of the shortening or the symbol should be done once and in parenthesis when it is first used. The project report should not be longer than 50 pages.
The report should be written in the following format. You should avoid going out of the format.


Project Title:

A short name and explanation of the project should be given in one sentence.


Purpose of the Project::

You should explain what your goal is with this study with a couple of sentences or by itemizing.


Introduction:

You should define your study’s issue and mention previous studies. Compare and differ your project with the other studies done. You should indicate when your project with other projects by comparing its similarities and differences. You should indicate your projects goal.


Materials and Procedure:

You should indicate here in your work the materials and measurements used (with caution, what they are,…etc) the base foundation of the chemical and biological materials. In the study, you should write the method used for observation, the scope of the study and the observations. In the study, it should be stated short and brief how, where, by whom and how many times the experiments were conducted. Calculations, data flowcharts and graphics should be written in this section.


Conclusion and Discussions:

The results received from the project should be itemized in this section. The results could be mathematical equations, verbalizations and numerical values. The numerically valued results should be given by graphics, charts and calculations. The results should be in accordance with the international unit system (SI).
You discuss your results by defining the limit of validity. You should indicate to what degree you reached your target by reviewing your purpose. You should state the reasons if there any negative effactors. You should specify your suggestions about the topic for future studies.


References:

References that are used in projects should be written with the authors’ name alphabetically should be added in this section. The references should follow the standards below:

Article references should be shown as below:

1. Author’s surname, comma, the first letter of the author’s name, period and comma (the first letters of the name should be capitalized.)
2. The year the article was published and a comma
3. The title of the article(the first letter should be capitalized) and a comma
4. The place where the article was published (the first letter of every word should be capitalized)
5. The volume of the published material and colon (if there is one, the volume number should be in parenthesis)
6. The beginning and the ending pages of the articles and a period.
Matsusaka, K., Chiba, S. and Shimomura, T., 1977, Purification and substrate specificity of brewer's yeast alpha-glucosidase, Agricultural and Biological Chemistry, 41: 1917-1923.

When a book is shown as a reference:

1. Author’s surname, comma, the first letter of the author’s name, period and comma (the first letters of the name should be capitalized.)
2. The year the book was published and a comma
3. The title of the book (the first letter should be capitalized) and a comma
4. Theorganization and the publisher of the book (the first letter of every word should be capitalized)
5. The location of the publisher and a comma
6. The book’s number of pages ( if it’s local, the letter s should be used. If it’s international the letter p should be used.) and a period.
Wilson, I. D., 2003, Handbook of analytical separations, Elsevier, New York, 22p.


When a thesis is shown as a reference:

1. Author’s surname, comma, the first letter of the author’s name, period and comma (the first letters of the name should be capitalized.)
2. The presentation year of the thesis and a comma,
3. The title of the thesis and a comma(the first letter should be capitalized)
4. Whether it is a masters or doctorate thesis and a comma
5. The organization of the thesis and a comma
6. The city of the founded organization and a period.
Bıçak, E., 2005, Fitaz enziminin immobilizasyonu, karakterizasyonu ve fitat degredasyonunda kullanımı, Yüksek Lisans Tezi, Ege Üniversitesi Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü, İzmir.

A Thank you Note:

A thank you note to the university proffessors and their assistants that helped with the project, the school’s consultants and the foundation and the organization and the school manager should be added.

Appendix:

You can add extra information about your project and photographs (with or without your involvement) for every step of the experiments done in this section.


EXHIBITION RULES

1-The students set their reports, presentation materials and literatures on the table before the presentations. Exhibition of these kinds of materials are not compulsory but recommended.
2- Competition committee is responsible for the presentation and safety of the contestants. Students are allowed to demand change in the posters and other materials. The students should not leave their posters if not compulsory.
3- Tables and panels will be supplied by our institution. Apart from that, supplying the necessary materials belong to project owners.
4- Jury evaluation will be in both next to the posters and in the presentation rooms. The advisor must not interfere during evaluations.
5- It is forbidden to use mobile phones in conference halls.
6- The exhibitions will be picked up on before the specified date and time in the program
7- It is advised to wear official clothes during the presentation and ceremonies.
8- Two project books will be prepared and one will be submitted to the commissioned during enrolment. another one, the students have to have of their own copy and show it to the jury during the evaluation
9- In the Math-Computer category, software projects have to show final "demo" application to our jury members.