Science Fair Judges Needed!

My colleague Chris Gould, who organizes the California State Science Fair (currently on down at the California Science Center!) is also working on the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) this year, to be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. In addition to more volunteers to help out in a range of capacities, they need more judges for the fair in many categories, so please consider giving of your time to help out. These things can be fun, as you may recall from my posts in previous years on similar fairs (e.g. here). There’s apparently a specific need for more people in aspects of life sciences and environmental sciences, so please pass this message on to people who you think might be suitable and interested.

Here’s an extract from Chris’ recent email about this:

Intel ISEF will fill the entirety of the Los Angeles Convention Center in downtown Los Angeles from May 8-13. To get a sense of the importance (and the spectacle) of Intel ISEF, please see this brief Judge/ Volunteer recruitment video, much of which was shot at last year’s Fair:

In order to fairly assess the participating projects which are competing for awards and scholarships totaling several million dollars, we need about 1000 judges in all fields of science, math, and engineering. All Grand Awards judges should have a doctorate (Ph.D., M.D., D.V.M., or an equivalent), though consideration is given to those with Masters or Bachelors degrees if they have a minimum of six years of professional experience in the relevant scientific field. Generally speaking, secondary school teachers are not eligible.


To submit your application, please visit:


For an overview of all of the ways in which you or your friends can help, please see the 2011 Fair’s web site:


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