150 General Volunteers and Judges Needed for State Science & Engineering Fair


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Sun Apr 08, 2018 07:00 AM - Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:00 PM


Earle Brown Heritage Center6155 Earle Brown DriveBrooklyn Center, MN 55430


We are seeking judges and volunteers for the 2018 Minnesota State Science & Engineering Fair. The Minnesota State Science & Engineering Fair opens doors for our students to new scientific thinking, educational pathways, connections and opportunities. We need over 150 judges and volunteers to make the Minnesota State Science & Engineering Fair a success.

The program competition showcases Minnesota's best and brightest students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Many of our young scientists spend hundreds of hours researching their projects and papers to prepare for this event.

Key Volunteer positions include:

1. Set-up, Sunday April 8th, 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. We need a team of people to help us get the project hall and other meeting spaces ready for our Science Fair participants.

2. Display and Safety committee, Sunday, April 8th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers will have the opportunity to engage with students and their projects while checking to make sure that all basic Science Fair regulations are being met and that there are no safety concerns. There are no scientific background requirements to volunteer in this area and will give you an amazing opportunity to see the participants’ creativity, research and work.

3. Judge Check-in: We need volunteers to help check in our community of judges. This would be Monday, April 9 from 7am to 11am.

The judging shift is on Monday, April 9, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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).

Please contact Lisa Day, Fundraising and Outreach Coordinator with the Minnesota Academy of Science at lisaday@mnmas.org for more information or register here:



  • Mathematics
  • Research
  • Astronomy
  • Computer Science
  • Administrative Support
  • Environmental Science

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • 3 to 8 hours

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