For those of you who are have been asked to interview an expert as part of your science fair project, please remember and abide by the following:
(1) The posting of personal contact information, such as email addresses, phone numbers, instant messaging IDs, etc. is prohibited.
(2) Please do not ask the Experts for their contact information. All communication at Ask an Expert takes place within the Forums in order to protect the safety and privacy of those who use the Forums. That means that if you ask questions, the Expert(s) will respond to them here on the Forums.
(3) You will have the most success if you make your questions relatively general (i.e. instead of asking specific questions about chocolate, ask about working in chemistry or physics). Questions that are too specific will potentially go unanswered unless the Expert happens to work with exactly the topic mentioned. Your interview questions might ask about working in a certain field (physics, chemistry, etc.), or how the Expert became interested in science, etc.
(4) While we have a diverse group of Experts who volunteer of the Forums, most of them check the Forums once a week and we do not have an Expert in every single possible area of science. For this reason, if you do not receive a response to your questions within 48 hours, please make alternative arrangements/seek out an expert elsewhere.
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