YOU Are Invited to Become a Judge on Saturday, March 25, 2023 for the 21st Annual Kentucky Science and Engineering Fair
Kentucky State-Wide Science Fair – The 21st Annual Kentucky Science and Engineering Fair (KY-SEF) will be held Saturday, March 25, 2023 at the Alumni Coliseum on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY. Nearly 300 of the finest young scientists from grades 5-12 from across the state will compete for awards and scholarships. The middle school competition is affiliated with Thermo Fisher Scientific Junior Innovators Challenge, and 15 middle school projects will be nominated to compete at the national level. The high school competition is affiliated with the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (Regeneron ISEF), and the best high school projects from the statewide KY-SEF will be entered in the Regeneron ISEF competition, which will be held in May 2023. Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair is a program of Science and the Public, a nonprofit organization dedicated to public engagement in scientific research and education.
Judging – One of the most valuable experiences these student finalists can have is the opportunity to discuss their research with established members of the scientific and engineering communities. This year we need approximately 150 professionals including university faculty, medical researchers, industrial scientists, engineers, and representatives of private and governmental research centers to volunteer their time to interview and determine awards for these deserving young scientists.
To judge at the high school level, judges should have a doctoral degree (Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent), M.S. degree, and at least three years of professional experience in the category they wish to judge. High school teachers and graduate students may judge in the middle school competition.
Affiliated science fair directors and fair Board members are not eligible to serve as judges.
Judging activities take place between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, 2023, at the Alumni Coliseum on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University (2nd round judges will be required until approximately 3 p.m.) Judges are needed in each of 21 scientific categories at the high school and middle school levels. Continental breakfast and lunch are provided.
Signing up – You are invited to take part in this worthwhile event and share your time and expertise as a judge. You may sign up as a judge by CLICKING HERE. You are asked to select three areas in which you feel qualified to judge and to provide both a mailing and an e-mail address.
All of us involved with the Kentucky Science and Engineering Fair appreciate your time and interest in this most worthy educational endeavor and look forward to working with you on Saturday, March 25, 2023.