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Science and engineering fair judges needed


October 14, 2013
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Professionals and graduate students in science, technology, engineering and research are needed to serve as judges for the 66th Georgia Science and Engineering Fair state finals on March 28 at the Classic Center in downtown Athens.

All volunteer judges will receive an orientation and training the morning of the event. Judges can choose to evaluate entries in the junior or senior divisions. Volunteers may complete and return the judge's volunteer form or contact the Office of Academic Special Programs for additional information.

Approximately 200 judges are needed to evaluate more than 700 exhibits in animal sciences, behavioral sciences, biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, chemistry, computer science, earth sciences, energy, engineering, environmental sciences, mathematics, medicine, microbiology, physics and astronomy, and plant sciences.

GSEF is sponsored by the Office of Academic Special Programs, the Georgia Center for Continuing Education and the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach.

GSEF provides the state's top middle and high school students with an opportunity to publicly exhibit their research projects to an audience of professional researchers and academicians. To earn an invitation to the state fair, students must have competed successfully at the local and regional fairs. On March 28, these young scholars will be competing for thousands of dollars in awards and prizes.

For more information, contact Nancy Thompson, director, at 706-542-6473 or Laura Brewer, co-director, at 706-542-5654.

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