On Saturday morning, we will meet in the Kirby Center on the campus of the University of Minnesota (Duluth). Parking is available all around campus near the Kirby Center. We will start the day by reviewing the judging procedures, judging criteria and answering your judging questions. You will receive you judging assignment as you register. The project judging will start at 9:00 a.m. and finish at about noon. You will probably want to spend some time after judging, evaluating the group you judged with your team and making the first, second, and third place assignments, catagory awards, and some of you will judge the specials awards.

Your role as a judge will be to observe the student presentations of their project and ask them questions. These questions should assist you in your evaluation of the project. You will also review the poster display for clarity, neatness and presentation . You will work as a member of a team consisting of new and experienced judges. We have tried to assign teams with respect to the priority of your category selections. Please remember that we want this to be a positive experience for the students. Thus, keep in mind that these young people are middle and high school students and not colleagues at a professional meeting. You may want to take notes during the presentations so bring along a clipboard or something to write on as you judge the projects.

Day Time Description of Events
Saturday 7:00 a.m. -
8:30 a.m.
Student Setup
8:00 a.m. -
8:45 a.m.
Judges Orientation and Judging Criteria Review
8:45 a.m. -
9:00 a.m.
Judges move to their designated projects
9:00 a.m. -
Judging Session #1, Odd numbered projects
10:30 a.m. -
Judging Session #2, Even numbered projects
Noon -
1:00 p.m.
  • Judges lunch and tallying of scores
  • Presentations are open to the public
1:00 -
1:30 p.m.
Awards setup
2:00 p.m. -
3:30 p.m.
Awards presentation
Last Modified: February 06, 2006