Judges

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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!

Please note that once we receive your Judge registration, 500 students are counting on you!
It is very difficult to find "on the spot" judges, please plan accordingly.
We appreciate your commitment and understanding!

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.

Once you register:

If you would like to review your judge registration, please log into yourportal homepage (link to portal is top of this page on the right) and select the competition title under the Events section of your portal page.  You may also contact judge@mnmas.org
Thank you again, and we look forward to seeing you in the spring of 2014

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 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 VolunteersHarassment Policy

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!).

JUDGE OPPORTUNITIES

PROJECT Judges

Watch students present their research, ask questions after presentation, and submit scoresheets and comments.

Mon, March 31
7:30am - 5pm
Fair Project Judge - Middle School Background  - (1) Have a BS or BA in science, technology, engineering or math OR (2) have at least 2 years industry/research experience in field. You also must NOT have any children or relatives competing in the State science fair.
Mon, March 31
7:30am - 5pm
Fair Project Judge - High School Background  - (1) have at least 6 years industry/research experience in judge category OR (2)  Have a Ph.D. in judge category OR (3)  PhD Candidate in STEM. You also must NOT have any any children or relatives competing in the State Science Fair.
Mon, March 31
7:30am - depending on organization
Special Awards Judge If your company is presenting a Special Award and has indicated to you that you will be judging the students, please choose this option. You also must NOT have any any children or relatives competing in the State science fair.

PAPER Judges

 

Listen to students present their research, ask questions after presentation, and submit scoresheets and comments.

THIS SHIFT IS FULL.

Sat, March 29
12-6pm or 6-10:30pm

Paper Presentation Judge - High School (JSHS) Background  - (1) Have a BS or BA in science, technology, engineering or math OR (2) have at least 2 years industry/research experience in field. You also must NOT have any children or relatives competing in the State science fair

THIS SHIFT IS FULL.

Sun, March 30
Noon - 6pm

Paper Presentation Judge - Middle School Background  -  (1) Have a BS or BA in science, technology, engineering or math OR (2) have at least 2 years industry/research experience in field. You also must NOT have any children or relatives competing in the State science fair.

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