The Importance of Judging
Thank you for taking the time to consider being one of Gwinnett County Regional Science & Engineering Fair Judges for the 2013 Fair. As a Judge you have the opportunity to meet many incredible middle school and high school students who are passionate about your field of study. They are eager to share their own work with experts in each field of science. Judges will meet with a number of students in a chosen field, and will assess the quality of work that the students have developed in their project.
Perhaps even more important than the judging itself, it is an opportunity for you to have a memorable impact on the lives of some very talented young people. For some students, you are the first professional they have ever met who does a science or engineering job for a living. Part of your role at the Science Fair is to be an ambassador for your profession. Some students' perceptions of you could influence their career choices. Finally this is an opportunity for the participants to learn and grow; and your wisdom and motivation are paramount to their success. We need Judges for both our morning and afternoon sessions. Time commitment involved for MS Judges is 8:00am-1:00pm and HS Judges is 10:30am-3:30pm on the day of the Fair, February 22, 2013.
Please click Judging Guidelines & Criteria for Project Evaluation.pdf to view the Judging Guidelines & Criteria and become familiar with the categories and questions. On the day of the fair, each judge will receive a blank Project Evaluation Form that you will use to score each student’s project.
We also encourage you to view the How to be a Good Science Fair Judge.pdf to gain some tips on How to be a Good Science Fair Judge.