Judging Criteria for Engineering and Computer Projects
- Engineering Process (30 pts.)
- Does the project have a clear, concise goal?
- Is the goal relevant to the potential users' needs?
- Is the solution workable? Acceptable to the potential user? Economically feasible?
- Could the solution be utilized successfully in design or construction of an end product? Has compatibility with end product been considered?
- Is the solution a significant improvement over previous alternatives?
- Has the solution been tested for performance?
- Creativity (30 pts.)
- Does the project show creative ability and originality in...
- the questions asked?
- the approach to solving the problem?
- the analysis of the data?
- the interpretation of the data?
- the use of equipment?
- the construction or design of new equipment?
- Does the project show a creative contribution, which promotes an efficient and reliable method for solving a problem?
- What process did the student use to choose this project? Where did the idea come from?
- Thoroughness (15 pts.)
- Was the purpose carried out to completion?
- How completely was the problem covered?
- Are the conclusions based on a single trial or replication?
- How complete is the background information and log book?
- Is the student aware of other approaches or theories?
- How much time did the student spend on the project?
- Is the workmanship neat and carefully done?
- Skill (15 pts.)
- Does the student have the required laboratory, computation, observational and design skills to obtain supporting data?
- Where was the project performed? (i.e., home, school laboratory, university laboratory) Did the student receive assistance from parents, teachers, scientists or engineers?
- Was the project completed under adult supervision, or did the student work largely alone?
- Where did the equipment come from? Was it built independently by the student? Was it obtained on loan? Was it part of a laboratory where the student worked?
- Clarity (10 pts.)
- How clearly does the student discuss his/her project and explain the objective, design and conclusions?
- Does the written material reflect the studentís understanding of the research?
- Are the important phases of the project presented in an orderly manner?
- How clearly are the results presented?
- How well does the project display explain the project?
- Is the board and table display orderly, logical, and pleasing to the eye?
Please note that no one (including you) will see the judges' scores for your project, except for the judges and the directors.
See the judging criteria for general science projects.
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