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Judges needed for Virginia Piedmont Regional Science Fair

Judges are needed for the Virginia Piedmont Regional Science Fair next month.

The fair’s organizers are looking for volunteers with experience in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM subjects, to serve as judges for the annual event featuring local students’ scientific innovations, discoveries and experiments. Judges will evaluate projects based on various criteria such as creativity, presentation and application of the scientific method.

“We are looking for passionate individuals who are committed to supporting and nurturing the scientific curiosity of our young participants,” the fair’s director, Adrian Felts, said in a statement. “Judges with experience in STEM fields bring invaluable insight and expertise to the evaluation process, helping to recognize and celebrate the achievements of our students.”

The science fair is held every year and is open to students in the sixth- through 12th grade from public schools in the city of Charlottesville and counties of Albemarle, Culpeper, Fluvanna, Greene, King George, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange, Rappahannock, Spotsylvania, Fauquier and Stafford.

Volunteers will do more than judge the exhibits, organizers said; they will also have the chance to engage with students and provide constructive feedback to help them further develop their scientific interests and skills.

“Serving as a judge at the VPRSF is a rewarding experience that allows volunteers to contribute to the advancement of STEM education and inspire future generations of scientists and innovators,” they said in a statement.

Those interested in volunteering as judges for the Virginia Piedmont Regional Science Fair can sign up online at www.vprsf.org.

The fair will be held March 23 at the University of Virginia’s North Fork Discovery Park.

To apply to serve as a judge or learn more about the fair, visit www.vprsf.org.

Source: www.dailyprogress.com

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