What are the competitions?
The State Science & Engineering Fair is an annual competition that showcases Minnesota's best and brightest students in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Since 1938, MSSEF has been the pinnacle of project-based STEM education in Minnesota.
The North Central Regional Junior Science & Humanities Symposium (JSHS) is a scientific research paper competition for high school students in Minnesota, South Dakota, and North Dakota. JSHS is a competition designed to encourage students to explore research topics in STEM fields.
Why volunteer as a judge?
- Cultivate an interest in science, technology, and engineering in middle school and high school students
- Share your expertise with students and provide feedback to improve their scientific thinking and research skills
- Evaluate original scientific research and engineering design projects produced by the best and brightest students in Minnesota
- Inspire students to pursue careers in science and engineering by serving as a role model
- Network with other professional scientists and engineers in your field
- Earn community service or outreach volunteer credit from your business, school, or institution
Who can volunteer as a judge?
Judges typically represent university faculty and researchers, industrial engineers and scientists, representatives of private and federal research centers, and medical practitioners or researchers.
To judge high school projects, judges must have a minimum of 6+ years of experience or a doctoral degree (this includes graduate students in their final year of their program). To judge middle school projects, judges must have 2+ years of experience or a Bachelor's degree (this includes upper division undergraduate students).
The 2015 State Science & Engineering Fair and North Central Regional JSHS will take place March 20-23 at the Doubletree Hotel in Bloomington, MN.
For more information about judging at the competition, please visit www.mnmas.org/science-engineering-fair/judges.
To register as a judge, please click on the button below. If you have any questions, please contact Eliza Grames at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 218-260-5187.