Judges for the 66th Annual Science Fair, 8 – noon Friday, March 27, 2020

Help encourage Ventura County 6 – 12th grade students to be future scientists by serving as a judge at the 66th Annual Ventura County Science Fair held at California Lutheran University on Friday, March 27 from 8 AM – 3 PM. Judges are needed in categories ranging from Animal Sciences to Biochemistry, Chemistry, Engineering, and Physics. Nearly 1000 students from across Ventura County participate in the Science Fair, which is coordinated by the Ventura County Office of Education with the generous support of sponsors including Amgen Foundation, Sage Publishing, and the Gene Haas Foundation along with many other contributors. The highest caliber judges have consistently participated in this amazing event. This has resulted in various state title wins throughout the Science Fair’s history. Holding participants to a standard of excellence is a proud tradition that you can help continue through volunteering for this high quality STEM event. Come out and help inspire the next generation of STEM professionals!

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California Lutheran University: Gilbert Arena, 60 W. Olsen Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA.

About This Opportunity

Dates and Times

The time commitment is shown below. 

8:00 AM – 9 AM Judges’ Breakfast and Orientation 

9:00 AM – 10 AM  Judges’ Review Science Fair Projects 

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM  Student Oral Presentations

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM  Project Viewing and Lunch

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM  Final Judging and Awards Decision*

* Note: this judging and ranking may be able to be completed over the lunch period.

Who We Are Looking For

We are looking for STEM professionals from across a broad range of science disciplines to participate as judges for the 66th Annual Ventura County Science Fair.


This opportunity requires the volunteer to judge student entries based on specific criteria. The 2020 Judges Handbook will be given to participants to help guide them. Judges are asked to review projects on-site and listen to the student’s oral presentations, and then provide constructive feedback to the students. During or after lunch you will meet with the other judging teams in your category and division to come to a consensus on 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Honorable Mention awards for all projects in the division and category.

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