JSU seeks judges for regional science, mathematics and engineering fair


(JACKSON, Miss.) – Jackson State University is seeking judges for the annual Mississippi Region II Science and Engineering Fair scheduled for Thursday and Friday, March 24-25.

Judges are needed with expertise in behavioral, social science, public health, education, science, mathematics, engineering, technology, health and medical professions.

The fair will assemble close to 1,500 students from 250 public and private schools in Claiborne, Copiah, Hinds, Jefferson, Madison, Rankin and Warren counties. Students from grades 1-12 will present projects in the areas of science, mathematics and technology.

The lower fair for grades 1-6 will be held March 24. The upper fair for grades 7-12 will be held March 25. Judges are needed from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and may volunteer for one or both days. The two-day fair will take place in the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center at Jackson State University, 1400 John R. Lynch St. in Jackson, Miss.

Qualified judges should have a master’s or equivalent degree or a minimum of five years related professional experience to judge projects in the lower fair (grades 1-6). Upper fair (grades 7-12) judges and should have a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree or a minimum of eight years related professional experience. College juniors, seniors and/or graduate students may judge in the lower fair upon advisor recommendation and fair official approval.

First, second and third place winners from grades 7-12 will advance to the Mississippi Science and Engineering Fair to be held the week of March 28 at Mississippi State University.

Interested persons may register online at www.jsums.edu/scifair.

The application deadline is Friday, March 11. For more information, call 601-979-1603.

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