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JSU seeks judges for science, mathematics and engineering fair – sign up by March 8

2011science-fair-day-2-002(JACKSON, Miss.) – Jackson State University is seeking judges for the annual Mississippi Region II Science and Engineering Fair scheduled for Thursday and Friday, March 22-23 and the Mississippi Science and Engineering Fair on March 26.

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 on Thursday, March 21. The upper fair for grades 7-12 will be held on Friday, March 22. 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 on March 26, also at Jackson State University.

Interested persons may register online at www.jsums.edu/scifair  (click the “Judge” section near the top of the screen).

The judges’ application deadline is Friday, March 8. For more information, call 601-979-1603.

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