Be a Judge: Citywide Carver Science Fair, Feb 19 &/or Mar 3

Posted by The School District of Philadelphia on January 14, 2020

We cordially invite you to serve as a judge at the 41st Annual George Washington Carver Science Fair.

Philadelphia’s Carver Fair is one of the city’s best kept secrets – and celebrated its 40th anniversary last year. Close to 900 students compete for awards (including college scholarships) while learning STEM content and exercising problem-solving, collaboration and perseverance skills.

Sponsored by The School District and The Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Temple University, and the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, the Fair is open to all Philadelphia public, charter, parochial, and private school students in grades four through twelve.

The judging day includes breakfast, a brief introduction to the fair, project evaluations, lunch, the opportunity to network with colleagues, and individual student interviews. Dates, times, and locations:

Grades 4 through 6: Wednesday, February 19, 2020, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 19th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Grades 7 through 12: Tuesday,March 3, 2020, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Temple University, Aramark STAR Complex, 1816 N. 15th Street (btw. Norris and Montgomery Aves)

If you can serve as a Carver judge on either or both dates, please visit the link below and complete the judge’s registration under “Be a Judge.” You will receive further details as the Fair approaches. Register HERE:

In honor of Mr. Thomas Anderson, the Chair and Co-Founder of the Carver Fair, the committee and Temple University have developed the Carver Fund to support his legacy. You may contribute to the Carver Fund HERE:

Thank you, in advance, for your interest in the George Washington Carver Science Fair. For additional details or information, please contact Dr. Kathy Fadigan, Judges Chairperson, at


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