Global Health for Sustainability GH Team Collaboration–
Seattle, Washington and Vuria, Kenya
Category Requirements – 35%
20 pts. Background Report (10-15 pages)
GUIDING QUESTIONS: How does your global health issue impact your community and the sustainability of that community?
Summary/Abstract: This is a one-paragraph overview of the project, which is the first thing your reader sees, but the last thing you write. Include a statement of purpose, a brief description of your project, and the main conclusion(s).
Introduction: This section states the purpose of the research and provides information on why you decided to undertake the project. What are your objectives for studying this issue? Be certain your problem is clearly stated.
Background: Provide information about the Global Health Issue. This should include, but not be limited to:
This is unique to your Global Health Issue. For a disease: Causal agent, method of infection, mode of attack, symptoms, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and immune response.
What is the latest scientific research?
How does the issue impact your community and the sustainability of the community?
What kinds of economic impact does the global health issue have?
Funding for Disease Interventions:
Where does the funding for disease interventions come from?
Summary/ Conclusion/ Call to Action:
Summarize the main points of your project
How does your research support the theme of Global Health for Sustainability?
What do you think should be done about the issue? What can people who are interested in helping do?
(This portion is written collectively between Seattle and Vuria teams)
10 pts. Journal
Each member of the team will keep a CVR journal of his or her daily work on the project. Your journal will be in electronic form and posted to Google Docs. Each journal should include at least 10 pictures,
An important part of this graded element is the Question and Answer section of your Google doc. It is important that you show evidence of maintaining a dialog with your Kenyan partners and your mentor scientist.
5 pts. Power Point
Create 10-15 Power Point slides, which represent a collaboration of the work of this partnership. The slides will provide an overview of your research and findings.
Science Content– 20%
20 pts. Science Content Understanding
The Research Report (see “Category Requirements”, above) should demonstrate a mastery of relevant scientific ideas by accurately explaining the topic of your study. It should show a clear, organized pattern of thinking and provide logical and analytical reasoning. The content of your work should reflect critical thinking about the topic.
Students will be judged based on their team’s work, creativity, and understanding of the science behind the project.
Use of Resources and General Written Requirements – 20%
Effort in Use of Resources
In this global partnership, students are resources for each other. Include 1-2 typed pages describing how you:
• Jointly identified a global health problem
• Read each other’s reports. Include some clarifying questions that you asked
• Evidence of communication between groups.
If a qualified adult (i.e your Expo Mentor, someone you interviewed or a tour guide at site visit) significantly helped you with your project, please include:
a) The person’s name, title and contact information.
b) Dates you emailed, talked on the phone or met.
c) Your thoughtful reflections on the experience of working with that person.
Seattle team members should interview a researcher and/or global health expert about the issue. Vuria team members should interview people in their community who are impacted by the issue.
Who in your community has a personal story that can shed light on the issue and help us understand it? What is their story?
Papers should be typed/word processed with one-inch margins.
Use an easily readable font such as Times Roman or Arial, 10-12 point, double-spaced.
If included, illustrations must be neat and applicable, with a title and a source. Number your pages and label section headings. Consistently follow the rules of Standard English for usage, spelling, capitalization, and punctuation.
5 pts. Bibliography/Acknowledgements: List all books, papers, journal articles, and communications used in your research. Follow the general guidelines for annotation of the bibliography, references, and mentorship description. Credit assistance received from mentors, parents, teachers, and other sources.
Annotated bibliography in standard MLA or APA format
Use a minimum of 5 sources (3 must be non-internet sources). Journals published in hard copy as well as online can count as non-internet sources. For each source, provide one reason why you believe the source is credible and describe how it was used in your project.
Creativity — 10%
10 pts. Creativity
Show your ability to creatively approach or solve a problem, or present evidence of your understanding in ways that are novel or unique. Your project should reflect your special insights and abilities.
Poster/Interview at Expo Event – 15%
5 pts. Poster
Posters should convey important information about your project in a visually appealing manner.
Displays and models must be freestanding and have the following maximum dimensions: 4 feet width, 2.5 feet depth, and 3 feet height (from table).
Use the major section headings of your report to organize your poster.
Display your paper in front of the poster.
Use graphs and charts to illustrate trends in your data
10 pts. Interview/Presentation
Judges will be looking at your effectiveness in communicating your project to them, and your understanding of your topic.
Your judge will want an overview of your project – practice giving a short (2-3-minute) ‘walk-through’ of your project that explains it in straightforward terms. You will receive written feedback from your judge regarding the strengths of your project, and how you could make it even better in the future.
The following are samples of the types of additional questions a judge might ask you: Why were you interested in this topic? What did you learn from doing your project? What was the most enjoyable/difficult aspect of doing this project? What else would you like to find out about this topic?
100 points total
What you need to do on or before April 20, 2011
• Register for the Student Bio Expo at http://studentbioexpo.kintera.org/studentconfirmation11
Student registration will be open between April 11 and April 20, 2011.
• Submit an electronic copy of your project to your teacher using the EXPO 2011 SUBMISSION TEMPLATE, filling in each section of the template as needed. The submission template can be downloaded from http://www.nwabr.org/studentbiotech/default.html.
If you are participating in the Expo independently, register and then email a copy of your project to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than April 20, 2011.
What you need to bring to the Expo
Bring a hard copy of your written work. Include the following:
• Cover Sheet
• Research Report
• Power Point
• Interview Notes
• Bibliography + description of Effort in use of Resources