Judge Volunteers

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Please come help us make a difference…

… judge a science fair!

The 2021 Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair (GNOSEF) will be held from Monday, February 22nd to Thursday, February 25th, and we are in need of judges! The fair is open to 6th-12th grade students in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard and Plaquemines parishes.

The judging schedule and location will be determined when more information about restrictions due to COVID-19 are known. Please register to volunteer as judge as we are making contingency plans should the fair require a virtual platform. There will be a 2021 GNOSEF!

Monday, February 22, 2021 – Junior Division Set-up
12:30pm – 5:30pm Open for project set-up and safety judging (junior division)

Tuesday, February 13, 2021 – Junior Division Judging (& Senior Division Set-up)
8:00am – 8:30am Judges check-in (continental breakfast served)
8:30am – 9:00am
Judges orientation

9:00am – 12:00pm Official category judging (students will be standing by their projects)
12:00pm – 1:30pm Official category judging (students not present) & lunch break
12:00pm – 1:30pm Public viewing
1:30pm – 3:00pm Project pick-up
3:30pm – 6:00pm Open for project set-up and safety judging (senior division)

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 – Senior Division Judging
8:00am – 8:30am Judges check-in (continental breakfast served)
8:30am – 9:00am Judges orientation
9:00am – 12:00pm Official category judging (students will be standing by their projects)
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch break
1:00pm – 2:30pm Grand awards judging (senior division students will be standing by their projects)
3:30pm – 5:00 pm Open for public viewing

Lunch will be provided on both days!

JUDGE QUALIFICATIONS:

Judges in the senior division are required to have a minimum of a bachelors degree. Undergraduate college students are welcome to help judge the junior division (6th – 8th grade) projects in their degree field.

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If you are available to judge, please register online indicating the category or categories that you are willing to judge (categories are listed on the registration form). We will need at least 2 judges for each category and up to 5 or 6 for categories with many entries. Your participation is not only important in determining the winners for the divisions, but also to provide what may be the first opportunity they have had to meet a scientist or an engineer. Many students decide to pursue a career in science or engineering simply due to the interaction they had with a scientist or engineer at an event like the science fair. This is your chance to engage with the K-12 community and make a difference in the life of a middle or high school student. Questions may be addressed to Nancy Hopkins, GNOSEF Category Judge Coordinator.

If you are with an organization sponsoring an award and have questions about judging your award, please contact us at gnosef@tulane.edu.

We hope to see you at the fair!