Volunteer judges needed, Carver Science Fair

Posted by on January 04, 2010

We cordially invite you to serve as a judge at the 31st Annual George Washington Carver Science Fair.

The Carver Science Fair encourages urban youth to pursue academic achievement, careers in science, civic involvement, and character development. Jointly sponsored by The School District of Philadelphia and The Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Temple University, and the Academy of Natural Sciences, the Fair is open to all Philadelphia public, charter, parochial, and private school students in grades four through twelve.  Since its inception in 1979, over 18,000 students have participated in the Carver Science Fair and have, in many cases, moved on to compete in the Delaware Valley Science Fair.

As in previous years, the judging day includes a continental breakfast, a brief introduction to the fair, project evaluations through the morning, a buffet lunch, the opportunity to network with colleagues, and individual student interviews. Judges also receive free parking. In addition, staff who judge at the Carver Fair will receive PAKeys training credits (1 credit for Elementary and one credit for Secondary).

The dates, times, and locations of this year’s judging activities are:

Grades 4 through 6
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
The Academy of Natural Sciences, 19th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Grades 7 through 12
Tuesday, March 9, 2010, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Temple University, Broad Street & Montgomery Ave.

If you can serve as a Carver Science Fair judge on either or both of the Fair dates, please visit the following Internet link and complete the on-line judge’s registration form under the judges information section.  You will receive an electronic confirmation and further details as the Carver Science Fair approaches: http://www.temple.edu/carversciencefair

If you know of other individuals who might like to participate as judges, please forward this web site to them.  The Carver Science Fair continually seeks to expand its pool of eligible and available judges.  A science fair judge need not be employed in a science or education field, but should possess a comfortable background in science, math, technology, engineering, and/or education as well as have an appreciation for science education.

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 kfadigan@temple.edu.


The George Washington Carver Science Fair Committee

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