Walder Science Center

Jerusalem Science Contest 2016

The Jerusalem Science Contest

חידון המדע הירושלמי השנתי

 Click here to go to contest 2017-18 Nanotechnology

The topic for the 2016-2017 school year is

Astronomy

Click on the buttons below to access each week's Science and Judaic Lectures.  Below is the reading assignments for each week of the contest.

Science Lectures 

Judaic Lectures 

 

Please review these instruction for students here

The 2016-17 Syllabus can be viewed here: syllabus2017

The prizes sheet can be viewed here:  jsc-5777-prizes

 

Science Readings from the textbook Astronomy:  A Beginner’s Guide to the Universe, Fifth Edition, by Eric Chaisson and Steve McMillan, ISBN:  0-13-187165-X:

(click on the link to view the weekly science reading assignments)

jsc-2017-reading-assignments-complete

 

 


The Jerusalem Science Contest was founded to encourage a new generation of Jewish scientists. Integrated DNA Technologies, Inc. of Coralville, Iowa, and the Jerusalem College of Technology of Jerusalem, Israel, are partners in this project to recognize aspiring high school youth with a desire and aptitude for scientific study, and to encourage enthusiastic students to pursue scientific studies. Through their hard work and initiative, these budding scientists can help make our world a better place to live.

Participants study for and take 10 tests over the course of the winter.  Each test covers both science and Jewish material, which is given over through readings in a textbook as well as video lectures.

 

Question Forum 

The JSC is offered to all high school juniors and seniors attending Jewish High Schools. You may be one of the winners as you compete against yourself to win a cash prize.

  • The program lasts for 10 weeks. Each week new material is learned, and then a weekly test is administered, for a total of 10 tests and a final comprehensive test.
  • The material has a larger Science component and a smaller Judaic component, and comprises both reading material and video lectures.
  • Students can earn cash prizes up to $1,000.
  • The top-place finishers are awarded a 10-day trip to Israel.
  • One top-place finisher will be awarded a 4-year tuition scholarship to the Jerusalem College of Technology.
  • All students who complete the contest receive a certificate and a letter of completion, which can be highlighted on a resume or a college application.
  • The material will be made available to participants at the beginning of September, with the first test at the end of September.
  • The first test is also a qualifying exam. If the student’s score qualifies them for the program, they will be invited to continue in the program.
  • Tests are administered by a proctor, usually a staff member from the student’s school, at a mutually agreed upon time.
  • The cost for a student to participate is $80.
  • The textbook used for this year’s contest is Astronomy:  A Beginner’s Guide to the Universe, Fifth Edition, by Eric Chaisson and Steve McMillan, ISBN:  0-13-187165-X. (Can be purchased used online for usually less than $10.)
  • See our Frequently Asked Questions [FAQ] list.

 

Online registration for the 2016-17 Contest is currently closed.

For more information, email jsc@walderlab.org, or call (773) 649 - 5358.

The Jerusalem Science Contest is a collaborative project between the Walder Science Center and the JCT Lev Academic Center - Mechon Lev.

* Outside Chicago, contact your contest administrator.
**Out-of-town partipants need to have their test taking proctored.**
First Lecture Posted:September 1, 2016
Registration Deadline:September 30, 2016
Written Comprehensive Exam:February 1, 2017
Jerusalem Science Contest Award Ceremony:TBD
  
  

Question Forum 

The JSC is offered to all high school juniors and seniors attending Jewish High Schools. You may be one of the winners as you compete against yourself to win a cash prize.

  • Each week of the contest, new material is learned, and then a weekly test is administered.
  • There will be 8 tests, seven on the weekly topic, and one comprehensive, in addition to a research project.
  • The material has a larger Science component and a smaller Judaic component, and comprises both reading material and video lectures.
  • Students can earn cash prizes up to $1,000.
  • The top-place finishers are awarded a 10-day trip to Israel.
  • One top-place finisher will be awarded a 4-year tuition scholarship to the Jerusalem College of Technology.
  • All students who complete the contest receive a certificate and a letter of completion, which can be highlighted on a resume or a college application.
  • The material will be made available to participants at the beginning of September, with the first test at the end of September.
  • The first test is also a qualifying exam. If the student’s score qualifies them for the program, they will be invited to continue in the program.
  • Tests are administered by a proctor, usually a staff member from the student’s school, at a mutually agreed upon time.
  • The cost for a student to participate is $85.
  • The textbook used for this year’s contest will be announced shortly.
  • See our Frequently Asked Questions [FAQ] list.

 

For more information, email jsc@walderlab.org, or call (773) 649 - 5360.

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