Judges and General Volunteers
Judges and volunteers are needed for the Austin Energy Regional Science Festival coming up in February at the Palmer Events Center. This is a great opportunity for people interested in meeting the next generation of young scientists from Central Texas.
The Austin Energy Regional Science Festival is among the largest of the 13 regional science fairs held in Texas. More than 3,500 elementary, middle and high school students and their families attend each year. The festival offers a public viewing of the science projects, educational booths and scientific demonstrations for the kids. It is a valuable way to support our community by investing in our most important resource, our future.
Annually, we need approximately 200 general volunteers plus 200 judges for the Elementary Division and about 350 judges for the Junior (middle school) and Senior (high school) divisions.
Any person knowledgeable in the sciences or teaching fields may volunteer as a judge at the elementary level. For the Junior and Senior levels we are looking for judges who have experience in specific fields of study that correspond to one of the Intel ISEF science project categories.
Volunteers need no specific qualifications, but should be comfortable interacting with students. We are looking for people who can help out with tasks such as registration, parking and unloading, setup, ribbon hanging, judging logistics, etc.