Judges and Volunteers


Volunteer judges are the most important ingredient for a successful science and engineering fair. Students benefit from this experience most when experts in their field of study are able to critique and comment on their projects. Please help us by serving as a judge at this year's Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) Expo!

The judging schedule begins at 8 a.m. with an orientation meeting. Following orientation, you'll be given an opportunity to view student projects without the students present. Students must be back at their booth at 10 a.m. for the judging portion. This is normally concluded around noon, at which time you will be provided with a complimentary lunch and time to meet with the other judges in your category to determine winners. Generally, judging duties are completed by 1:30 p.m.

As soon as we hear from you, we will email you information and a fair day schedule. We will match your interest areas with the students' scientific categories, and place you in an appropriate judging group. On the day of the fair, we will provide a judging packet which will contain your categories and projects to judge.

We would like to thank you in advance for your help in making this a successful science fair for everyone involved! For tips on judging effectively, see the Judging at Your Fair page on the ISEF website.

Sign up to be a Volunteer Judge Today!


Volunteers are needed the Friday before the fair and on Saturday, the fair day. We appreciate any amount of time you can donated is greatly appreciated! There will be approximately 500 people (participants, parents, sponsors and judges) on the ENMU campus for the science fair. We also need volunteers willing to do tasks such as setting up the facility, directing traffic and greeting participants, completing clerical work during the programs, and helping with cleanup after the awards ceremony. Both individuals and clubs or organizations are welcomed as volunteers; the following times are available for sign-up:


Activity Time
Set-up crew 2-5 p.m.


Activity Time
Greeters 2-5 p.m.
Judge's Table Sign-In 7 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
Participant Table Sign-In and Exhibit Security 7 a.m-12:30 p.m.
Sponsor Table Sign-In 7 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
Award Helpers
(neat handwriting is necessary for this area.)
11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Clean-up Crew Approx. 5-6:30 p.m.

Thank you in advance for your willingness to volunteer!

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