The 38th annual Virginia Piedmont Regional Science Fair (http://vprsf.org/) is right around the corner and judges are needed. Can you help us inspire and encourage around 300 students?
CAS provides an award of a set of binoculars, astro map and a certificate for the best astronomy project in the junior division and the senior division.
We are once again asking for volunteers to be a judge and/or recommend others who have a science/engineering background or related experience to judge at the fair. If you have not registered to judge yet please do so. We are currently low on registered judges. Also, please pass this on to others you think would be a good judge.
This year’s Science Fair will be held at the University of Virginia John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville on Thursday March 14, 2019. Directions and parking will be provided.
Approximately 300 middle and high school students from Piedmont Virginia and more than a dozen school divisions representing more than thirty different schools participate. Albemarle, Culpeper, Fluvanna, Green, King George, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange, Rappahannock, Spotsylvania, and Stafford counties are in the Science Fair region. Public, private and home school students are invited.
Much more than a competition, the Virginia Piedmont Regional Science Fair is an educational and motivating experience for the students. Your involvement as a judge, in particular, is an opportunity to encourage and support these students. The “high point” of the fair experience for most of the students is their judging interviews. Your participation will help inspire and foster the interest and skills of our talented science students. Our country needs to increase the number of students pursuing degrees to become scientists, engineers and technicians to remain competitive.
Judges commit themselves to the following activities:
Thursday, March 14, 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Orientation begins at 9:00 a.m.
Judging hours are 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with a 45 minute lunch break with lunch provided. Depending on the number of projects in your assigned categories, you may finish early in the judging hours. Best of Show judges may be needed until 3:30 p.m.
Students will be present during the judging hours
Donuts, bagels, coffee in the morning and sandwiches, chips, soda at noon are provided
Please visit our web site vprsf.org to see more about the fair.
Registration for judges is available until March 5 at http://registration.vprsf.org/contributors/sign_up?type=judge for your selection of category preferences to judge.
Middle School students (Junior Division) and High School students (Senior Division) are judged separately in each category. The categories for projects are:
Behavioral & Social Sciences
Cellular & Molecular Biology
Earth and Planetary Science
Engineering: Materials & Bioengineering
Engineering: Electrical & Mechanical
Energy & Transportation
Medicine and Health
Physics & Astronomy
If you know someone who would make a good judge or would like to volunteer for other Science Fair activities, please send them to the web site or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will contact them.