2020 Fair Date
State High School Fair:
Held virtually in April & May due to COVID-19
Invest just a few hours of your time to provide encouragement to these bright young students in their quest for excellence in science and technology. It's an experience that lasts a lifetime! You can make a difference
We greatly appreciate your interest in judging, and we hope you will be a member of the MSEF Judging Corps. While this registration site is dedicated to the Massachusetts Science & Engineering Fair – High School Division, you will also have the opportunity to obtain information about judging at the Middle School Division in Worcester.
High School Division
• Four-year college degree in field(s) of science, technology, engineering, or math;
• Professional and/or academic experience in one or more of those fields;
• Most Judges hold Master’s and/or Phd degrees, however this is not a requirement;
• High School teachers are not eligible to judge.
High School Fair
MSEF opens High School Judge Registration in early February
2020 Fair Date
State Middle School Fair:
Cancelled due to COVID-19
Judges come back year after year for the uplifting experience of evaluating and guiding middle school students’ science and engineering projects. For many, the judging process rekindles their passion for science & engineering innovation that sparked the beginning of their own careers. It renews their belief that the next generation will be ready to address the coming challenges of the world.
For middle school students, often it is the first time they have spoken and discussed their work with a STEM professional. It could easily be their first mentoring experience. This is an extremely important aspect of the science fair experience!
Middle School Division
• Four-year degree in science and/or technology;
• Prefer professional/academic experience, however this is not a requirement.
Middle School Fair
If you are interested in judging at the Massachusetts Middle School Science & Engineering Fair, please contact the judging committee at email@example.com.
For judges, MSEF provides an orientation & overview of the judging process before the judging begins. See the schedule for times of the overview and judging.
The rubric for judging provides guidance for judges and is explained at an orientation session on the morning of the science fair event. Reviewing it before the Science Fair day is recommended!