Volunteer Judges Needed for Science Fair

We need your assistance to help judge at this years Elementary School and Los Alamos County Science Fairs. 

Elementary School Science Fairs start the week of November 26th.

Los Alamos County Science Fair is on January 19th.

This is a special event for the students in our community and your participation is greatly appreciated!

Please go to our Sign Up page (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d49a4a728a5fa7-20182019) for the dates and times that we need volunteers.

Several types of judges are needed:

- Elementary (Grades 4-5) Division projects - displays and no interviews

- Junior (Grades 6-8) and Senior (Grades 9-12) Divisions - displays and interviews

- Specials Teams - projects that fall within specific award categories 

If you have a preference on Topics - please make a note in the comment box when you sign up and we will do our best to accommodate your request. Ideally, we will arrange at least 3-4 judges per student for each division. Final judging assignments will be made after we have the final project counts for each category. 

The Los Alamos County Science Fair follows the same categories as the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF). Please visit the website at https://student.societyforscience.org/intel-isef-categories-and-subcategories for a full description and definition of the Intel ISEF categories.

Orientation for the County Science Fair will take place on January 18th and dinner will be provided (time and location to be announced). We will provide an overview of the judging process and answer any questions you may have. Attendance at the orientation is not required, but it is encouraged, especially if you are new to judging. Useful reminders and updates will be provided. In addition, there will be an opportunity to preview (NOT JUDGE) the projects after the orientation.

If you plan on attending the orientation dinner, please send an e-mail to Eva Abeyta at e.abeyta@laschools.net by 1/17/19 to ensure enough food for all. We will be sending out copies of the judging forms and more information during the week of the science fair.

For additional questions, please contact David Coblentz (coblentz@lanl.gov) or Cathy Snelson (snelsonc@lanl.gov).

Thanks again,

David Coblentz and Cathy Snelson

Judging Committee Co-Chairs