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Austin Energy Regional Science Festival 2015

Thursday, February 19th, 2015 from 8:00am to 4:30pm


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Close DateFeb 12, 2015 12:00am or when space runs out.
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The Austin Energy Regional Science Fest is a competition for students from 23 school districts and 12 counties who are advancing from their local schools.

Junior (middle school) Division and Senior (high school) Division students submit their projects in a scientific category. Judging is competitive and the top three winners in each category from both divisions advance to the state fair in San Antonio. The overall top six projects in the Senior Division, called "Best of Fair", advance directly to the international competition.

Because judging is competitive, we need subject matter experts to evaluate the projects. About 7-8 projects are assigned to each group of judges (typically consisting of 3 people). After a group has interviewed their assigned students, group members discuss the merit of each project and jointly determine the ranking. Seniors are judged in the morning, Juniors in the afternoon. It is a 2-4 hour commitment, depending on the amount of students in each category. We offer orientation sessions in the weeks leading up to the fair.

Projects will be available for previewing the night before judging without students present. Links to the abstracts will be made available the weekend prior to the fair.
You only have to do one of these shifts (but you're welcome to do both!!): Senior Division: 8 am to noon; Junior Division: 12:30 p,m to 4:30 p.m.
CausesChildren & Youth Education & Literacy
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Location: Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704