The AiS Challenge Abstract

An abstract for the AiS Challenge is a brief description of the scientific problem that your team plans to solve. In the abstract, you must clearly state

  • what the problem is, the definition of the problem
  • why it is important, the purpose of the project or what results you hope to get
  • how you plan to work on it, plan of action or methods you hope to get.

The abstract is helpful to both you and the judges who will access the completed projects. Preparing the abstract helps the team define exactly what its project will be. After you pin down the problem that you will solve, you must devise a plan of action, in other words, decide how you will solve the problem. This plan of action will guide your work during the year. The plan may include doing research, writing a computer program, analyzing data, talking to people in that particular field, and drawing conclusions. The judges will read each abstract to get an initial impression of the project. You can read last year's abstracts at:

Remember abstracts are short and concise, no more than 250 words. Each of the points can be covered in one or two sentences.

Bring a hardcopy of your abstract to the Kickoff Conference