JUDGES - This is a high school paper competition. Please see the "must haves" for credentials/experience for judging high school papers, along with any conflict of interest, down below.  

Judges are needed to evaluate student presentations and provide feedback to students on their research and presentation skills. Top students from the afternoon rounds advance to the evening callback round, where five students are awarded trips to compete in the National JSHS.

Not only do judges have fun helping out and encouraging students to pursue science and engineering, this is an excellent opportunity for networking and developing evaluation skills. MAS cannot reimburse you for your time, travel, or accommodations, but we will feed you well!

PLEASE - update yourself with the Judge Guide. It has valuable judging information for you, and it is to your benefit that you become familiar with the updated judge process PRIOR to the competition.   


To judge JSHS, we ask that you have 6+ years of experience in your field, or you must have a doctorate in a science, technology, engineering, or math field or an M.D., D.O., D.V.M., Pharm.D., Ph.D., or Ed.D. This includes graduate students in the final year of their program.

Conflicts Of Interest

Judges must not be teachers of students in the competition, have children or close relatives competing, or be research mentors to competing students. Judges must disclose any potential conflicts of interest.


All judges should register online using the button below. 

Thank you for registering. When you click the Register Now button you will be taken to the MN Academy of Science Portal Login page.Follow the directions on the page
to login to your account or create an account if this is your first time on the page. 
Once you Login, you will be taken to your User Profile page. Look on the lower right for the Event Registration section and click the Click Here to Register link.

 Choose Science Fair/JSHS on the next page and continue with registration. 

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