Although teams desire to create the most exciting (and
sometimes visually complex) websites, please focus on fact-finding. First, your
team should refine the project's technical basis and locate a technical advisor.
Then work on the website, which includes the Opening, Team Profile, Teaming and
Communication, and Design screens.
The Opening (first) Screen must include your
- ISTF Project Number, within this statement: "ISTF
Project # (give your team's ISTF
number _____) was developed in response to the
2015-2016 Internet Science and Technology Fair."
- project title.
- National Critical Technology (NCT)
- specific technology application (focus of the project).
- 50-word statement (showing the relationship between your
team's problem and solution).
- school or organization and the state in which it is located.
Team Profile Screen
The Project Team Profile Screen that provides the names of the:
- students on your team (using only the first names and first initials of
the last names), but only if parents of the team members, the teacher and the
school administration approve.
- team's teacher and any other educational personnel who provided assistance
to your team.
- team's school or organization and the state in which it is located.
- any other people who provided support to your team (include their title
- team's technical advisor(s), and if your advisor gives his/her approval,
please also include:
- the company or organization where he or she works, and
- his or her position/title.
- If your team has more than one technical advisor, please include
all advisors on this screen.
If your team is unable to find a technical advisor, please include information on
the team's efforts to obtain a technical advisor, such as e-mail sent, places
Team Assessment Screen
The Team Assessment Screen must include:
- two 100-word paragraphs written by the team on what they experienced
- teaming and communication (how it progressed between: students, students
and the teacher, and students and the technical advisor), and
- research and innovation (what
your team learned about researching and innovating a solution to a real world problem).
- three lessons your team learned during the program.
A Design Screen on the final project website in digital format.
This should be a visual representation that:
- Your ISTF project should have at least six screens but not
more than 25 screens.
- Graphics, pictures, charts, scanned items, video and/or
sound are allowed if they make your team's project better.
All additional screens must have direct hyperlinks to:
- information important to the project, so that judges can
easily find it.
- For instance, do not use a hyperlink to the opening
page of a company's website when the information
you want to show is located under "Special
Projects." The hyperlink should go directly to
- original sources of facts, figures, graphs or pictures taken
from the Internet.
- Judges check the sources (using these hyperlinks) to
decide if the information is valid and conforms to
the Content Guidelines.
- other sites incorporated right into the text.
- Teams have made bibliographies (or Reference or
Credits pages) with all the links on one page. But
incorporated links let judges easily validate the
content and relate it to its Internet sources.
NOTE: Your team must follow your grade
level's guidelines to qualify for judging.