The Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair (GNOSEF) is being held on Wednesday, February 24th, 2016, and they are in need of judges! The fair, which has served the area for over 50 years, continues to grow with over 300 students participating this year. The fair will be at the University of New Orleans (UNO) Human Performance Center at 2000 Lakeshore Drive and is open to 6th-12th grade students in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard and Plaquemines parishes. Please consider judging for us on that date.
The judging schedule is:
8:00am – 8:30am – Judges check-in (continental breakfast served)
8:30am – 9:00am – Judges Orientation
9:00am – 12:00pm – Official Category Judging (all students will be standing by their projects)
Lunch will be provided starting at 11:30am during the deliberations.
12:30pm – 3:30pm – Grand Award Judging (senior division students will be standing by their projects from 1:00-2:30pm)
Your participation is needed both to identify the best students to continue to the next level but also to encourage all of the participants to remain interested in science. For some students this may be the first time that they have actually had a chance to meet and talk with a STEM professional. If you are not available in the morning, we will need judges to determine the Grand Award winners from the top two projects in each division. This judging starts at 12:30pm with orientation over lunch.
For the Senior Division judging, we need judges with at least an undergraduate degree – this includes graduate students. Those without an undergraduate degree, but with some coursework or training, may judge the junior division. This includes undergraduates and those who work in STEM areas but do not have a degree. All of the students will be with their projects and will be eager to show you their work.
If you can volunteer as a judge, please sign up here:
Note: The International Science and Engineering Fair has updated their categories so many of the categories that the GNOSEF is using are different/edited from previous years. Please take this into consideration when choosing the categories that you are able to judge. There is also an opportunity on this form to let us know if you are interested in us sharing your contact information with local schools who are seeking judges for their fairs being held next week.
If you are not available to judge, other volunteers are needed over the course of the 3-day event – February 23-25, 2016. Information about other volunteer positions can be found here: