2017 Intel Science Fair Call for Judges

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Participate as a Grand Award judge in the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) 2017 in Los Angeles this May.

Judging activities will start in the afternoon of Tuesday, May 16 and occupy the entirety of Wednesday, May 17. The judge application site is now open for all qualified judges at:

If you haven’t judged in the last few years, you will be interested in some of the changes that have helped improve the judging experience and student awards outcome: The old manual “scan cards” are no more. In 2016 the Society for Science & the Public (SSP) introduced a new online score entry system which aided judge deliberations with increased speed and accuracy. Development of this system is continuing. Over the last two years entirely new caucus support software has been developed and continues to be enhanced. Student abstracts will be available for judge access online in advance of the Fair.

We need your service for a full, but rewarding, day and a fraction. All judges check in Tuesday, May 16, between noon and 5:00 pm where they will receive interview assignments and are then allowed into the Exhibit Hall to preview projects without students being present. In separate category-specific rooms, all judges meet over dinner for a training and question-answer period, followed by final project previewing. Interviews with the students will occupy all Wednesday morning and afternoon. Judges then caucus through dinner to determine award winners.

Your participation as a judge is critical to the success of Intel ISEF. Please help us by encouraging your colleagues to also volunteer as judges. Your efforts will be rewarded by your invaluable contribution to identifying the most promising young scientists and engineers in the world.

We hope that you will choose to accept our invitation.


Christopher M. Gould, Judging Chair, Intel ISEF 2017,
Lisa Icenroad, Intel ISEF Program Manager,

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