The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair — the world’s largest pre-college science and engineering exhibition — showcases the world’s most talented and innovative students and provides a unique opportunity for their work to be judged by professional scientists and engineers.
Intel ISEF is looking for faculty, research professionals, postdoctoral scholars and senior graduate students to be Grand Awards judges at the event. Student finalists have often stated that their interaction with expert judges is the highlight of their Intel ISEF experience.
This year’s fair is expected to be the largest ever. More than 1,000 Grand Awards judges (as well as 200 interpreters and 500 general volunteers) are needed to help staff this event.
Intel International Science and Engineering Fair
Event: Sunday, May 12, 2019–Friday, May 17, 2019
Judging: Tuesday, May 14, 2019–Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Phoenix Convention Center
Register to be a Grand Awards judge
Grand Awards judges are needed in 22 scientific and engineering disciplines, many of which overlap the research programs at the Fulton Schools. Judging is the single most important activity of the Intel ISEF for student finalists and, in the words of a recent judge, “Judging was one of the most personally challenging, educational and rewarding experiences I have had in some time. These are truly amazing people!” And from another, “I cannot emphasize enough what a fantastic experience this science fair is for students and judges alike.”
The benefits of judging go well beyond interacting with the world’s premier students to gleaning new ideas for research, expanding professional networks, promoting STEM education in Arizona, and the opportunity to attend a special session to interact with Nobel Laureates and other distinguished scientists.
Judging activities will start on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 14, 2019, and continue until the evening of Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Judges may check in Tuesday anytime between noon and 5 p.m. to receive their project assignments and to preview projects on the exhibition floor. Student interviews will be held Wednesday, after which caucus sessions will be conducted to determine award winners.
The Fulton Schools’ participation is critical to the success of Intel ISEF and to securing a future home beyond 2019 for this event in Phoenix. Your efforts will be more than rewarded by making an invaluable contribution to identifying the most promising young scientists and engineers in the world and helping Arizona inform, inspire and educate our pre-college students.