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Science and Engineering Fair Seeks Judges

01/24/2011

NORTH ADAMS, MA - The Massachusetts Region I High School Science and Engineering Fair is seeking judges for its annual competition.

 The event will include students in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire counties, and will be held Friday, March 11, on the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) campus.

 The Regional I Planning Committee invites individuals who have a degree and/or work experience in behavioral and social science, biochemistry, botany, chemistry, computer science, earth and space science, engineering, environmental science, mathematics, medicine, microbiology, physics or zoology to serve as a judge for this event.

 Student participation in the science fair has grown steadily since MCLA first began hosting it in 2005.  This year, more judges than ever before are needed, according to Monica Joslin, dean of academic affairs at MCLA and event's organizer.  She estimates that some 80 judges will be required.

 Overseen by the Berkshire STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Pipeline Network, the Region I Science Fair is organized by a committee of business representatives, teachers and community members who come together out of common interest for the advancement of science.

 It provides students the opportunity to explore and share an aspect of science with peers from surrounding communities.  Top science students compete on four levels for the honor to compete in the state and international science and engineering fairs.

 If you are interested and willing to judge, contact Sharron Zavattaro at 413-662-5332 or szavattaro@mcla.edu, or Denise Johns at 413-236-2125 or djohns@berkshirecc.edu.  The deadline for response is Friday, March 4.