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Intel International Science and Engineering Fair seeking judges

Intel International Science and Engineering Fair seeking judges

Article Published: February 4, 2015

Apply to Become a Grand Award Judge!

In May 2015, more than 1,700 students representing 70 countries, regions, and territories will be in Pittsburgh to compete. These high school students are the top winners of regional, state and national science fairs from around the United States and the world coming together to compete for more than $5 million in awards, scholarships, internships and prizes.

Student finalists overwhelmingly say that the most significant interactions that they have at the fair are with the judges. Likewise, judges find their discussions with these outstanding students to be a positive and uplifting experience. The objective evaluation of projects by Grand Awards Judges is the most important aspect of the fair and determines the distribution of millions of dollars in prizes, awards, and scholarships.

By volunteering for only two days, you can play an important role in encouraging these students to become the future science and engineering leaders of tomorrow. Judging will take place at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center starting on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 12 through the evening of Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

A Grand Award Judge must have a minimum of six years related professional experience beyond receiving their B.A., B.S., or Master’s degree OR a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent (D.O., Ed.D., D.D.S., D.V.M., etc.).  Judges may include university faculty and scientists, industrial engineers and scientists, representatives of private and federal research centers and agencies, and medical researchers.

We ask that you consider volunteering your time as well as aiding us in reaching out to your colleagues to achieve our goal of providing 1,000 judges needed to serve as Grand Award judges in the 20 scientific disciplines in which finalists will compete.

Commitment: Judges are expected to be available from Tuesday afternoon (sign in no later than 5 pm) May 12 through Wednesday evening May 13, 2015 to complete judging assignments. Training will be provided; parking and meals provided free.

Questions? Email Judging@societyforscience.org

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