TNYC STEM Fair is a student’s door into challenging scientific research and engineering design, exciting Fair Day Experiences, awards and state, national and international advancements. Science Fair judges are frequently surprised and delighted by the quality of work these engaged and motivated students produce. Our fair needs judges in a wide variety of science and engineering categories (here is the list of categories).
|WHO:||Serving public, private and home-schooled students in grades 5-12 from
Clinton, Essex, Franklin and St. Lawrence counties in New York State.
Note: Younger students can qualify using our math placement tool.
|WHO:||For the First Round (Preliminary): Judges should have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, as well as a solid background in the categories they judge. Educators (high school and higher education) in STEM fields and professional researchers, scientists, engineers, school psychologists, social workers, physicians, registered nurses, EPA and DEA professionals, and graduate students meet this qualification. Current graduate students with more than 2 years of doctoral-level research experience or within one year of doctoral dissertation defense are also welcome.
For the Second Round (Finals): Judges should hold a doctoral/professional degree that directly relates to research in the category that they are judging or a master’s degree with significant years of experience.
|WHEN:||The first round (Prelims) will be held virtually (asynchronously) February 18 - March 5
The second round (Finals) will be held in person on March 26.
|WHERE:||Preliminary round will be virtual. Finals Round will be held NYU Tandon School of Engineering.
A registration guide is available at the registration portal. Please register as early as possible, but latest two weeks before the dates of fairs you would like the judge for. This will help us make sure we have enough judges in each category and schedule the live sessions in time to notify everyone.
|THE PLAN:||Our virtual preliminary round will provide a two-week window for an asynchronous judging based on recorded presentation and paperwork. The finals round will be in-person over two days. When all judging results have been tabulated, the Fair will host virtual Public Viewing with an opportunity for parents, teachers and other guests to see, read and hear about every project. We will also host a virtual Awards Ceremony for the public in which all honors, prizes and advancements are announced. The Fair will mail certificates and other tangibles to each student’s home address.|
|MAP:||A Fair map will be provided when it is available
|OBJECTIVE:||- Encourage students’ pursuit of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
- Showcase students’ science and engineering research.
- Excite students about returning to next year’s science fair.
- Provide feedback to select students who will advance ISEF and GENIUS Olympiad.
|CONTACT US:||Follow us on social media at @TheFairNYC for updates and other information. If you have any questions about our fair or registration process, please do not hesitate to contact.
Yvette Santana-Taveras, TNYC STEM Fair Director: [email protected]
Susan Appel, SRC Director: [email protected]
Ryan Smith, TerraFairs Director: [email protected]