Judges/Volunteers needed for the Austin Energy Regional Science Festival, February 21-24 2018
The Science Festival is a competition for students from 23 school districts and 12 counties who are advancing from their local schools. Junior (middle school) Division and Senior (high school) Division students submit their projects in one of 17 scientific categories, covering both Life and Physical Sciences as well as Math and Engineering.
The top three winners in each category from both divisions advance to the state fair in San Antonio. Elementary students are judged on Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 and are graded but do not advance/
The overall top six projects in the Senior Division, called “Best of Fair”, advance directly to the international competition.
How to Help:
- We need subject matter experts to evaluate the projects. About 7-8 projects are assigned to each group of 3 judges Who interview the students and discuss the project to determine the ranking.
- Judging is a 2-4 hour commitment, plus orientation. We offer orientation sessions in the weeks prior to the fair. Judging will take place on Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 at the Palmer Event Center. Links to the abstracts will be made available the week-end prior to the fair.
- We also need general volunteers from Wednesday, Feb 21 to Saturday, Feb 24 to help with registration, project set-up, and assisting with the awards ceremonies. You can register as either a judge or a volunteer by going to http://www.sciencefest.org/volunteers
ASQ volunteers may submit a request for RU’s from their section recertification chair based on 0.1 RU per hour of time spent in service as a volunteer.
When and Where:
Wednesday Feb 21, 2018 – Saturday Feb 24, 2018
900 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX 78704