Calling all Science & Engineering Fair judges

Judges critical to success of annual district fair

Did you know you don’t have to be a scientist or engineer to be a Science & Engineering Fair judge? The Clear Creek Independent School District is seeking volunteers representing all interests and careers to serve as judges for the annual District Science & Engineering Fair.

Each year students from 26 elementary schools, 10 intermediate schools and 7 high schools in Clear Creek ISD work diligently to complete an independent research topic of their own choosing. They compete at their individual school for the opportunity to advance to the CCISD District Science & Engineering Fair on Jan. 22, 2018. Projects from approximately 800 students are then evaluated by teams of judges to be selected as Grand Award winners or place winners. Winners will be announced at the District Science & Engineering Fair Awards Ceremony on Jan. 30.

To properly evaluate this huge number of projects and to provide effective feedback to students, approximately 200 judges are required. Professionals in the community are called upon to spend the afternoon of Jan. 22, examining the projects, interviewing the students (secondary division only) and collaborating with their fellow judges to determine the place winners in each category.

“The annual Science & Engineering Fair is a success year after year in large part because of the time and expertise contributed by our volunteer judges,” explained Secondary Science Coordinator Lisa Wooley. “Many of our judges have participated for years and consider this to be an enjoyable opportunity to reach out and support the scientists of tomorrow.”

Click here to learn more about being a CCISD Science & Engineering Fair judge (www.ccisd.net/sefjudge). To sign up to be a Science & Engineering Fair judge, please complete the online judge’s form. If you have questions or difficulty registering, call 281.284.7323 or email Lisa Wooley (lwooley@ccisd.net) or Paige Newman (pbnewman@ccisd.net).

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