The 63nd Annual Los Angeles County Science & Engineering Fair is set for March 21-23, 2013 at the Pasadena Convention Center. We expect over 1,000 entries from Middle and High School students and we need professional people, with your expertise, to serve as judges.
Los Angeles County Science Fair winners receive medals, awards and scholarships and approximately 135 students will continue on to the California State Science Fair. Two of our top students will represent Los Angeles County at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
Judges Registration: Please click here
Judging will occur on one day only, Friday, March 22th, from 7:00am to 7:00pm, with all students given face-to-face interviews. There are 38 categories for student exhibits, Junior or Senior Division. (See pdf file.) Preliminary interviews with all students, in each category, will determine the semi-finalists; second-round interviews, along with judging team deliberation, will lead to the selection of 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place and Honorable Mention winners. Judging for Special Awards will also take place on Friday, March 22th, between student interviews.
Judges are provided with all necessary materials, and there is a Chairperson for each category to help facilitate the process and answer questions. We also rely on the Chairperson to make certain that all paperwork is filled out. (Paperwork is now minimal, since all students receive interviews.)
Chairpersons will have a separate 20-minute training session, in the morning, while other judges begin viewing the projects. Free parking tickets are provided, as well as a continental breakfast, lunch and dinner. Click here to download the Judges Orientation PPT 2013 and Judges “Quick Sheet” docx.
Judging Schedule: Day 2
FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013- Judging and Student Interviews
- 7:00 am- Judge onsite registration, continental breakfast, orientation
- 8:45 am- Students arrive at the Exhibit Hall A/B
- 8:55 am- Students permitted to enter the Exhibit Hall A/B
- 9:00 – 10:36am Judging and Interviews- Exhibit Hall A/B
There are scheduled interviews and free time for students to attend the Mini Maker Faire in the Conference Center
- 10:36 – 11:00 am Break
- 11:00 am – 12:12 pm Judging and Interviews- Exhibit Hall A/B
- 12:12 – 12:45 pm Every student must be present at their project board
- 12:45 pm Students dismissed from Exhibit Hall A/B. Must exit
- 12:45 – 1:45 pm Lunch provided for judges
- 1:45 – 5:00 pm Judge Caucusing
- 5:00 pm Judges turn in place winner results
PARKING: See link to Directions & Parking page
Enter from Marengo Ave. or Euclid Ave.
PARKING PLACARD – Display on driver’s side of dashboard, Friday, 22nd March.
Print out the placard and this confirmation letter and bring them with you to the
Science Fair. These items are your entry tickets to the parking structure.
Validation is provided at the Judge Check-In Table, Ballroom I/J.
Please plan to stay until 7:00pm so that your investment to the students, throughout the day, can contribute to the final choice of winners.
Please do not hesitate to call if you have any questions. We look forward to your participation in the 62nd Annual Los Angeles County Science & Engineering Fair.Fabien Nicaise, Judging Chairperson 818-731-5776 Fabien.Nicaise@jpl.nasa.gov Margery Weitkamp (818) 363-4548 email@example.com Emily Hoffman 626-441-5830, x3219 firstname.lastname@example.org