Each project or paper is classified into one of the following disciplines:
- Animal Sciences
- Behavioral & Social Sciences
- Cellular & Molecular Biology
- Computer Science
- Earth Science
- Engineering: Materials & Bioengineering
- Engineering: Electrical & Mechanical
- Energy & Transportation
- Environmental Analysis
- Environmental Management
- Mathematical Sciences
- Medicine & Health Sciences
- Physics and Astronomy
- Plant Sciences
Where is the 2013 MN Academy of Science State Science & Engineering Fair & JSHS?
All judging will take place at the Doubletree by Hilton (formerly Sheraton Bloomington), 7800 Normandale Blvd. Bloomington, MN 55439 (494/100).
Judging and Volunteer opportunitites are available on multiple days, some shifts are full-day competitions. Please look into both types of opportunities!
What awards can the students win?
Over 75 organizations and businesses present more than 300 awards, ranging from certificates of recognition to prize money for students with outstanding projects. The most coveted award is being selected as an MAS representative to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair http://www.sciserv.org/isef. The top four high school projects from the State Science & Engineering Fair go on to compete in the prestigious International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) competition where they compete against top science students and meet scientists from around the world.
How do I sign up?
- Please note that once you register, unless we hear from you IN ADVANCE OF THE DAY, we are counting on you to hold your commitment to judge projects or papers. Each judge is given a specific number of projects to judge. Students are depending on and expecting (5) Grand Awards judges and additional special awards judges to judge their project as well as minimum of (5) paper judges in each paper room. It is very difficult to find "on the spot' judges to fill in for you and take over your projects or papers when judges do not show up to cover their commitment. Thank you for your understanding.
ONCE YOU REGISTER AS A JUDGE:
If you would like to review your judge registration, please log into your account, using the account information sent to you in your welcome email, and select 'Judge Registration Management'. You may also contact our judge coordinator, Deborah Mullen, at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Thank you again, and we look forward to seeing you in April!
If I'm a Paper or Project Judge, will I get any training or instructions on how to judge?
Absolutely - not only do we open the day with a quick judge training, we also provide a Judges’ Guide w/ Sample Score and Comment sheets.
What qualifications are required to be a Paper or Project Judge?
To judge High School projects and papers, you must have a doctorate in a science / technology / engineering / math field, or a MD, DO, DVM, Pharm.D., PhD, or Ed.D. If you don't have a doctoral degree we ask that you have a Bachelors or Masters and 6 or more years of research/industry experience in your field.
To judge Middle School projects and papers, you must have a Bachelors degree in a science / technology / engineering / math field or 2 years equivalent experience in field. Based on past student participation, we will require a minimum of 300 judges for the events.
- Teachers of students participating in this year's competitions are not allowed to judge at this year's competitions. We encourage teachers/mentors other adults to become general volunteers.
- Parents of students participating in this year's competitions are not allowed to Judge at this year's competitions. We encourage parents to become Volunteers.
MAS Code of Ethics for Judges and Volunteers
What's in it for ME?
An experience you're going to LOVE! Not only can you have fun while helping others and encouraging today's youth, but this is also an excellent opportunity for networking, developing analytical, evaluation, & communication skills. MAS cannot reimburse you for time, travel, or hotel accommodations, but we will feed you (well!).
Watch students present their research, ask questions after presentation, and submit scoresheets and comments.
|Mon, Apr 8
7:30am - 5pm
|Fair Project Judge - Middle School||Background - (1) Have a BS or BA in the category you are judging OR (2) Have a high school diploma and have at least 2 years industry/research experience in that category. You also must NOT have any son or daughter competing in the State science fair.|
|Mon, Apr 8
7:30am - 5pm
|Fair Project Judge - High School||Background - (1) Have a Ph.D. in the category you are judging OR (2) Have a BS or BA or MS in the category you are judging and have at least 6 years industry/research experience in that category. You also must NOT have any son or daughter competing in the State science fair.|
|Mon, Apr 8
7:30am - depending on organization
|Special Awards Judge||If your company is presenting a Special Award and you will be judging the students, please choose this option.|
Listen to students present their research, ask questions after presentation, and submit scoresheets and comments.
|Sat, Apr 6
12-6pm or 6-10:30pm
|Paper Presentation Judge - High School (JSHS)||Background - Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent (D.O., Ed.D., D.D.S., D.V.M., Pharm.D. etc.) in a science / technology / engineering / math field preferred. If you don't have a doctoral degree we ask that you have a Bachelors or Masters and 6 or more years of research/industry experience in your field.|
|Sun, Apr 7
Noon - 6pm
|Paper Presentation Judge - Middle School||Background - Bachelors degree in a science / technology / engineering / math field or 2 years equivalent experience in field.|
Please note that our new registration system is not supported in Internet Explorer 7.0 or older.
Please use another browser such as Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer 8.0 and newer. We appreciate your understanding.