Science Fair Needs Judges – March 24-26

March 6, 2015



The 2015 Salt Lake Valley Science and Engineering Fair (SLVSEF) is just 19 days away and will be held on March 24-26, 2015 at Rice Eccles Stadium.  Elementary division students will be judged on Wednesday, March 25th and Secondary division students will be judged on Thursday, March 26th.  You can view the full schedule at


SLVSEF needs 250 judges to make sure that each student is judged the number of times needed.  As a judge, you will be assigned to a student who has done research in an area that you are comfortable and familiar with.  If you are able to judge, please register at If you are unable to judge, I would greatly appreciate it if you would forward this email to your friends and colleagues to see if they are available to serve as a judge this year.


New judges are encouraged to attend a judge training.  Four sessions will be offered with each session running about 60 minutes.  The Salt Lake training will be held on Wednesday, March 18th  at 4:00 or 5:30 p.m. at the Salt Lake Center for Science Education at 1400 West Goodwin Avenue (1145 North) in Salt Lake City.  There will also be a training held at  BYU on Thursday, March 12th at the BYU Conference Center at 770 East University Parkway in Provo at 4:00 and 6:00.  Please RSVP by emailing jody@slvsef.orgor by calling (801) 585-9109 if you plan to attend the training.


Please contact me if you have any questions!

Elementary Division (5th & 6th Grade)             Secondary (Junior Division 7th and 8th Grade, Senior Division 9th-12th Grade)

Behavioral and Social Sciences*                         Behavioral and Social Sciences*

Biology and Biochemistry*                                   Earth and Planetary

Chemistry                                                                   Energy and Transportation

Energy and Transportation*                                Engineering: Materials & Civil

Engineering and Computer Science*               Environmental Sciences and Environmental Management*

Physics, Astronomy and Math                            Physics and Astronomy

Plant Sciences                                                           Plant Sciences*

*denotes an extreme shortage


Jody Oostema

Program Manager

Salt Lake Valley Science and Engineering Fair

University of Utah

155 S. 1452 E. Room 452

Salt Lake City, UT 84112

(801) 585-9109 office