The Office of Academic Special Programs is seeking UGA graduate students and professionals to serve as judges for three youth academic competitions: the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair, the Georgia Junior Science and Humanities Symposium and Northeast Georgia National History Day.
The science and engineering fair lets middle and high school students showcase their original research, compete for awards and interact with top scientists from around the state. Graduate- and professional-level scientists and engineers are needed to interview the students about their research and select award winners.
Judging will take place March 31 at the Classic Center. All volunteer judges will go through orientation and training that morning. Approximately 300 judges will be needed to evaluate more than 650 exhibits.
The deadline to complete the GSEF Judge Volunteer Form, available online at https://t.uga.edu/2Qz, is Jan. 20.
The Georgia Junior Science and Humanities Symposium is sponsored in conjunction with the research programs of the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force. The symposium lets high school students prepare a scientific paper to present in front of a panel of judges and their peers in the format of an academic, scientific conference.
GJSHS is seeking graduate- and professional-level scientists and engineers to serve as paper readers Jan. 17-31 and event judges Feb. 26, 27 or 28. The greatest need is for paper readers and event judges on Feb. 27 as well as those with expertise in medicine and health science or environmental science.
Interested individuals should complete and submit the GJSHS Judge Volunteer Form, available online at https://t.uga.edu/2QA, as soon as possible.
The Northeast Georgia National History Day contest gives middle and high schools students the chance to conduct historical research, deliver a presentation, receive constructive feedback and advance to statewide and national level competitions.
Judging will take place Feb. 11 from 8:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Students and professionals interested in history will judge exhibit, documentary, performance, paper and website projects.
Interested individuals should complete and submit the NHD Judge Volunteer Form, available online at https://t.uga.edu/2QB, as soon as possible.