The Southwest Ohio Science and Engineering Expo relies on many qualified teachers and community members employed in STEM-related fields to serve as volunteer judges. In accordance with OAS rule, all participating schools are required to provide judges for the event. Companies or organizations sponsoring a special award may also serve as judges.

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This year’s fair will be hosted on March 09, 2024, in-person at Tangeman University Center on
UC’s Campus. We are searching for educators and professionals to volunteer to judge the
student research projects on March 9th. Training and tutorials will be provided to judges prior to
the Expo.

The Ohio Academy of Science, following ISEF standards, has twenty-two categories listed
below, that will be used at SEE and State Science Day in 2024:
      • Animal Sciences
      • Behavioral and Social Sciences
      • Biochemistry
      • Biomedical and Health Sciences
      • Biomedical Engineering
      • Cellular and Molecular Biology
      • Chemistry
      • Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
      • Earth and Environmental Sciences
      • Embedded Systems
      • Energy: Chemical
      • Energy: Physical
      • Engineering Mechanics
      • Environmental Engineering
      • Materials Science
      • Mathematics
      • Microbiology
      • Physics and Astronomy
      • Plant Sciences
      • Robotics and Intelligent Machines
      • Systems Software
      • Translational Medical Science

Additional information on the categories and their descriptions can be found at this link: ISEF
Categories and Subcategories.

The judging process runs from 9:00 AM to 11:30 PM on March 9th. After judging, students and families will be free to explore campus and engage with invited exhibitors and community organizations. Results of judging will be announced at a Virtual Awards Ceremony in the following days after the event. It is at this time that the names of the students eligible for the State Science “Day” later this Spring will be announced.
Please check our website for more information on the Expo.

To become a judge, please complete the online registration on ProjectBoard here. If you are a returning judge and ProjectBoard user from last year, please follow the Existing Judge
Registration Instructions
. If you are a new judge, please follow the New Judge Registration
. Please complete registration by February 23rd. NOTE: Our District is District 11 –University of Cincinnati.

Once registered, you will be added to our email list where we will provide updates and
additional information leading up to the fair. If you have any questions or comments, please
contact Ted Fowler at ucscifar@ucmail.uc.edu. Thank you for your time and consideration. We
look forward to welcoming you to UC’s campus for the Annual Southwest Ohio Science &
Engineering Expo on March 9th, 2024.