Thank you for showing an interest in judging at the next Science Expo. This year, we are planning on having a virtual event, so judging will not be done in person on site. Instead, students will provide a combination of pictures and videos for judges to use to evaluate the projects.
As we are a certified feeder to the international level of competition, we need to state the qualifications for judges. If you have received a four-year college degree or work in an area of science and/or technology, you are eligible to judge.. This year’s Expo will include an Open Competition and a Challenge Competition. In the Open Competition, the students present their independent research efforts through poster presentations and interviews. In the Challenge Competition, student teams compete against each other in designed challenges.
Duties, Procedures and Timing
When judging research projects in person, you would probably spend approximately 15-20 minutes viewing each presentation as displayed on the poster board, and discussing the research involved with the student(s) present. This year, however, the fair will be virtual and you will assess each project by means of pictures and a video. You will tabulate the score earned by the student(s) using an evaluation sheet which will be provided to you and explained before the judging starts.
This is not the normal way to do judging, but try to evaluate honestly.